Chemistry Department

At Tennessee State, I work as Associate Professor in the Chemistry department.

Further information about my background and interests are below:


  • B.S. 1981, North Carolina Central University
  • Ph.D. Howard University, Washington DC
  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellow 1999-2000, University of Kansas


Dr. Okoro's research focuses on the:

  • design,
  • synthesis, and
  • pharmacological evaluation of small organic molecules. 

Our long-term goal is improvement of human health through research that lead to the discovery of novel agents for the treatment of diseases.

Ongoing projects are directed towards the discovery of:

  • antibacterial,
  • anticancer, and
  • anticonvulsant agents.

 More on Dr. Okoro's research...



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Cosmas O. Okoro, Ph.D.