The Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy
Full Name: Adwoa Nornoo
Preferred Name: Adwoa
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
B. Pharm.,Ahmadu Bello University (Nigeria); M.S., Ph.D., University of Houston.
Dr. Nornoo came to PBA two years ago after several years as an assistant professor of pharmaceutics at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany, NY. During her stay at ACPHS she taught biopharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical analytical techniques and engaged in research. The current focus of Dr. Nornoo’s research is to investigate the role of microemulsions in the permeability of cytotoxic agents using a caco-2 cell model. Paclitaxel and vinorelbine are the model anticancer compounds used to show that these compounds in microemulsions either inhibit p-glycoprotein (P-gp), inhibit CYP3A4 or cause membrane fluidization or a combination of all these to significantly enhance its permeability and subsequently its absorption. At the Gregory School of Pharmacy Dr. Nornoo teaches biopharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics and drug delivery systems.
She is active in her church (Generation Church, Jupiter, FL) where she teaches discipleship classes and leads the prayer ministry. Dr. Nornoo believes that she has been called to teach from a Christian world view.