Adebowale E. Ogunjirin has taught biology courses at Gallaudet since 2006. He earned his Ph.D. in pharmacology from Howard University in 2011. He is a licensed pharmacist in Nigeria, having worked at the Pharmacists' Council of Nigeria from 1999 to 2005 as an inspector of drug manufacturing companies. His other previous work experience includes solid and liquid dosage manufacturing and quality control/assurance of pharmaceutical products.
Dr. Ogunjirin's dissertation research was on nicotinic acetylcholine (nAch) receptors, which have over a dozen subtypes and which regulate a large number of central and peripheral nervous system functions. Dr. Ogunjirin synthesized and tested five new compounds using biological assays, with the goal of eventually identifying drugs that would be specific for a nAch receptor subtype.
Dr. Ogunjirin teaches BIO 105 Introduction to Human Biology, BIO 203 Anatomy & Physiology for Human Services Majors, BIO 231 Invertebrate Zoology, and BIO 232 Vertebrate Zoology.
- Adebowale Ogunjirin, Joseph Fortunak, LaVerne Brown, Yingxian Xiao, and Martha Davila-Garcia; (2015). Competition, Selectivity and Efficacy of Analogs of A-84543 for Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors with Repositioning of Pyridine Nitrogen. Neurochemical Research 40:2131-2142.
- Jihyae Ann, Yooran Ki, Suyoung Yoon, Myeong Seop Kim, Jung-Un Lee, Changhoon Kim, Sunho Lee, Aeran Jung, Jisoo Baek, Sunhye Hong, Sun Choi, Larry V. Pearce, Timothy E. Esch, Noe A. Turcios, Nancy E. Lewin, Adebowale E. Ogunjirin, Brienna K. A. Herold, Anna K. McCall, Peter M. Blumberg, Jeewoo Lee; (2016). 2-Sulfonamidopyridine C-region analogs of 2-(3-fluoro-4-methylsulfonamidophenyl)propanamides as potent TRPV1 antagonists. Bioorganic medicinal chemistry 1231-124.