Dr. Dennis Jack Opwoko

Dr. Dennis Jack Opwoko


Email: dopwoko@mku.ac.ke
Department: Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy
Research Interests: Antimicrobial Resistance – In Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy.

Dr. Dennis Jack Opwoko is a Pharmacist with a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Mount Kenya University, Kenya and MSc. specialization in Pharmacology and Toxicology from University of Nairobi, Kenya. He is the head of department Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy of Mount Kenya University, Kenya. A part from passion in Academia, Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, he has great interest in drug design and development towards combating emerging human resistant pathogens using medicinal plants. With his knowledge in Pharmacology and Toxicology he was able to manufacture dermatological preparations and organic soaps with a great focus to combat antimicrobial resistance.
He has formulated Acne lotions from Tea tree oil, Stretch marks lotion from essential oils, anti-dandruff lotion from essential oils, Lotion for varicose veins, Sunscreen lotion from essential oils, Dark spot lotions from essential oils, Hair growth formulation from essential oils, Goat milk lotion for eczema, butters for skin conditions, several essential oils with medicinal value formulations, shampoo and organic soaps with several dermatological products still under research.

Publications 2023

  1.  A Study on The Antibiotic Use Pattern Among Patients with Urinary Tract Infections at a County Referral Hospital in Kenya. (Clinical Case Reports and Studies 2023 Volume 3, Issue 5 DOI: 10.59657/2837-2565.brs.23.085  )
  2. Role of Plants in Pharmaceutical Sector: Against Multidrug Resistant Human Pathogens.
    (Opwoko, D.J., (2023). J Basic Appl Pharm Sci, 1(1): 102 https://doi.org/10.33790/jbaps1100102 )
  3. Phytochemistry, Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Activities and Acute Toxicity Studies of Phragmanthera Usuiensis (Oliv.) M.G. Gilbert.
    (Research Article Volume 7 Issue 2 Received Date: September 25, 2023 Published Date: October 20, 2023 DOI: 10.23880/beba-16000211)
  4. Antimicrobial activity, cytotoxicity, and phytochemical assays of organic and aqueous extracts from Sarcophyte piriei.
    (Research Article ISSN 2320-480X JPHYTO 2023; 12(5): 284-294 September- October Received: 04-06-2023 Accepted: 09-10-2023 ©2023, All rights reserved doi: 10.31254/phyto.2023.12502 )
  5. An Update on Prunus Armeniaca Phytochemical Composition and Biological Activities
    (Review Article Volume 7 Issue 2 Received Date: August 16, 2023 Published Date: September 06, 2023 DOI: 10.23880/beba-16000206 )
  6. A review of phylogeny, medicinal values, phytochemistry and toxicity of Sarcophyte piriei Hutch (Balanophoraceae)
    (Vol. 17(5), pp. 89-99, June 2023 DOI: 10.5897/AJPP2023.5353 Article Number: 7FD33FF70851 ISSN 1996-0816 Copyright ©2023 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article http://www.academicjournals.org/AJPP )
  7.  2 ND Global conference on Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research held on 23-24 November 2023 in Dubai, UAE. (Scientex conferences)

Awards (2023):

Best conference presentation in Scientex conference 0n 24th November 2023 in UAE Dubai.

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