Dolapo Adedeji

Dolapo  Adedeji

Associate Professor, Natural Sciences, Pharmacy, & Health Professions
329  Pharmacy Complex
Campus Box 931
Phone: (252) 335-8726
Fax: (252) 335-3158



Dr. Dolapo Adedeji is an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Science in the Department of Natural Sciences, Pharmacy, & Health Professions. She also serves as the Program Coordinator for the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science (BSPS) program.


Ph.D. (Chemistry with concentration in Biochemistry), Auburn University, Auburn. Alabama

MS (Pharmacy), University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

B.Sc. (Chemical Sciences), University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Nigeria.


Dr. Dolapo Adedeji's research interest focuses on the effects of anti-malarial agents on prostate cancer cell lines both androgen-sensitive and androgen-insensitive. She also works in collaboration with Dr. Gloria Payne on the effects of these anti-malarial drugs on the development of embryonic chicken.


Dr. Dolapo Adedeji teaches undergraduate courses that include:

  • Biochemistry I and II (CHEM 401 & CHEM 402) both face-to-face and online
  • Principles of Pharmacology (PHSC 300)
  • Basic Pharmaceutics/L (PHSC 402)
  • Drug Discovery, Design and Development (PHSC 380)
  • Clinical Research Seminar (PHSC 499)


  1. Brittney Hinton, Dolapo Adedeji, Gloria Payne: “In vitro Antiproliferative Analysis of Metformin Hydrochloride in Androgen-sensitive (LNCaP) And Androgen-insensitive (PC-3) Human Prostate Cancer Cell Lines”. Pharmacology & Pharmacy (2017), 8, 85-89. DOI: 10.4236/pp.2017.84008
  1. Yakini Brandy, Innocent Ononiwu, Dolapo Adedeji, Vonetta Williams, Claudia Mouamba, Yasmine Kanaan, Robert L. Copeland, Jr., Dwayne A. Wright, Ray J. Butcher, Samuel R. Denmeade and Oladapo Bakare; “ Synthesis and Cytotoxic Activities of Some 2-Arylnaphtho[2,3-d]oxazole-4,9-dione Derivatives on Androgen-dependent (LNCap) and Androgen-independent (PC3) Human Prostate Cancer Cell Lines”. Invest New Drugs, (2011), 30(4): 1709-1714 . DOI IO.1007/s10637-011-9635-3                                  
  1. Xu, Weiya; Lees, Nicholas; Adedeji, Dolapo; Wiesner, Jochen; Jomaa, Hassan; Hoffman, Brian; Duin, Evert; “ Paramagnetic Species Detected in (E)-4-hydroxy-3-methylbut-2-enyl diphosphate synthase (GcpE) under steady state and pre-steady state conditions”. Journal of American Chemical Society (2010) 131 (41) 14509 -14520.