Dr. Mbah Chika John is a lecturer in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He possesses Bachelor of Pharmacy degree (B. Pharm.), Master degree (M. Pharm) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Doctorate degree (PhD) in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry. He joined the services of the University of Nigeria as a graduate Assistant in 1984, after one-year of post-graduate internship and one-year national service (NYSC). Appointed a postdoctoral fellow (1993) at Bayshore Rehabilitation Systems, New Jersey, USA. At the end of the postdoctoral fellowship, He worked as Research Scientist, PTS Laboratories, New Jersey, USA; Senior Analyst, Metuchen Analytical, New Jersey, USA; Inter-laboratory Analyst, Narcotic Division, New York Police Department, USA and Manager, Analytical Services, DMI, Inc, New Jersey, USA. He is a registered pharmacist with Pharmacists Council of Nigeria; State Board of Pharmacy New Jersey, USA (1996-2007); a member, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria; member, National Association of Pharmacists in Academia; member, Who’s Who in the East, 20th Edition, Marquis, 1998; member American Association for the Advancement of Science (1997-2007) and member New York Academy of Sciences (1997-2007). On his return from United States of America in 2007, He was promoted to the rank of a Professor in 2009. He has served within the University, as Acting Head, Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, Head of Department, member of University Medical Centre Drug Revolving Fund Committee and several Faculty committees both as chairman and member. Have successfully supervised several Master degrees, two doctorate degrees and currently supervising a number of Master and Doctorate degree candidates. He also delivered the 89th Inaugural lecture of the University of Nigeria, entitled: “The Control of Impurities in the Quality Control of Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms” with special emphasis on drug degradants. Acted as Internal Assessor in the University to date; External Examiner and Assessor to a number of Federal and State Universities to date; External Assessor to National Universities Commission (NUC) and chairman (or member) of NUC panelists to accredit Nigerian Universities to date. He is a reviewer to many Scientific Journals including: African Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry; African Journal of Biotechnology ; Analytical Methods ; British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research ; Biochemistry and Biotechnology Research; Bioresearch; British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research; International Scholarly Research Notices, Int. J. Pharm. Pharm. Sci.; International Journal of Biotechnology and Food Science; Journal Scientific Research and Report; Journal Medicine and Medical Research; Pharmacology and Pharmacy; Talanta etc. He has also published many academic papers in academic journals, author of few books and member of a number learned societies.
Dr. Mbah Chika John Research interest include Drug purity and degradation; Various techniques to improve delivery of drugs with Bio-pharmaceutical problems (poor aqueous solubility etc.) into systemic circulations.