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Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology Staff

Chairperson & Senior Lecturer
Dr Tariro Mawoza
PhD Medicine; MSc Pharmacology; B Pharm
Research Interests: Ethnopharmacology (traditional medicines and pharmacology); Women’s health; HIV/AIDS
GloCAL research fellow; PERFECT fellow; Clayton-Dedonder mentorship fellow;
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Academic Staff


Professorial Chair

Prof C F B Nhachi
PhD Clin Pharmacol & Tox. (London) ; MSc Appl. Adv Tox (Surrey); MSc Appl. Adv Tox (Surrey); MSc Med. Chem. Loughboough; BSc (Hons) Pharmacol. (Aberdeen);

Research Interests: Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacogenetics/Pharmacogemonics, Toxicology, Drug Utilization Studies; ARVs and Drug Therapy

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Lecturer & Consultant

Dr A C Reid
FCP (ECSA); DTM & H (Lond); MRCP (UK); MBChB (UK)
Research Interests: HIV, TB, Adherence and Psycho-social support

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Fulltime Volunteer Lecturer

Dr D W Kang

PhD Pharmacol; MSc Pharmacol; BMed (Yonsei University)

Research Interests: CNS and ANS Pharmacology, Neurobehavioral Pharmacology, Psychoneuroimmunology/Stress Pharmacology

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Senior Lecturer

Dr M Dhoro
DPhil; MPhil; Biol Sciences; BSc(Hons)

Research Interests: Pharmacogenomics, Nutrigenomics, Congenital disorders, Noncommunicable diseases
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Lecturer

Dr M F Zirima
MCPH; MBChB(UZ)

Research Interests: Paediatric HIV, Toxicology
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Senior Lecturer

Dr J Mangoyi
PhD Medicine; MSc Clinical Pharmacology; Cert in Pharmacometrics; Cert in Bioequivalence B. Pharm (Hons)
Research Interests: Traditional medicine zooming in on diabetes, hypertension and cancer, Epidemiology of non-communicable diseases

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Lecturer

Mr P R Matowa

DPhil Medicine (candidate); MSc Clin Pharmacol; B. Pharm (Hons)

Research Interests: Pharmacology of traditional medicine, Oncology, Primary health care, Pharmacometrics
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Technical & Clerical Staff
Chief Technician

Mr W Murambiwa
AIST (UK)
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Senior Technician

Mr S Julius
BSc Agr Mgt, ND App Chem Tech
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Nursing Sister

Sr N Chifamba
RGN, Midwife, DNA
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Technical Assistant

Mr B Chakururama 
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Senior Non Academic Staff

Office & Information Manager

Mrs M R Madyambudzi
B.ED (EPPS); Dip Industrial Relations
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Office & Information Manager

Ms B Mabhugu
MBA (pending); BA Med Studies, Dip Invest Journalism; Sec Studies
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Research

Research Programmes being run in the Department

  • Clinical validation of a CYP2B6 pharmacogenetics test based dosing algorithm in the safe and efficacious use of efavirenz in a public health care setting (AIBST-UZCHS GRACE Programme) DPhil

  • Drug-drug interaction in the co-administration of the antiretroviral drugs and the antischistosomide praziquantel(AIBST-UZCHS GRACE Programme) DPhil

  • Comparison of individualized and standard care for antiviral drug therapy through implementing pharmacogenetics diagnostics(AIBST-UZCHS GRACE Programme) DPhil

  • Anti-cancer efficacy of selected herbal plants commonly used to treat cancer in Zimbabwe DPhil

  • The effect of genetic polymorphisms on cervical cancer patients under chemoradiotherapy treatment in Harare, Zimbabwe DPhil

  • The effects of African potato (hypoxis hemerocallidea) on the pharmacokinetics of tenofovir and lamivudine DPhil

  • Genetic basis of validity of warfarin exposure responses in African populations – a pharmacogenetics approach DPhil

  • Pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenetics of tamoxifen in healthy volunteers: effect of the CYP2D6*17 on the plasma levels of tamoxifen and its metabolites(AIBST-UZCHS GRACE Programe) MPhil

  • Praziquantel metabolism and molecular modeling to address rapid first pass metabolism in the development of a paediatric formulation of praziquantel in the treatment of schistosomiasis(AIBST-UZCHS GRACE Programe)

  • HIV-1 Genetic diversity and natural polymorphisms of the integrase gene in integrase inhibitor naïve patients in Zimbabwe MPhil

 

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