Janet Antwi (Ph.D)


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Janet Antwi holds a BS degree in chemistry from the State University of New York at Binghamton, 2011. She then joined The Ohio State College of Pharmacy where she received the PhD with a specialization in medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy in 2017. Her research focused on the design and synthesis of novel HIV-1 integrase inhibitors. Since then, she joined Ohio Dominican University (ODU) as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry and served as the head of the chemistry department. At ODU her research focused on the synthesis of agents for the treatment of neglected tropical diseases such as leishmaniasis as well as the synthesis of anticancer compounds. She has recently transitioned to a new role as a senior lecturer at The Ohio State University, college of pharmacy in the division of pharmacy education and innovation. At OSU, her research focuses on the recruitment and retention of minority STEM students. Her work seeks to understand the root causes of the lack of retention amongst minority students pursuing STEM degrees and careers.


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