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Samson Amos

Samson Amos, RPh, PhD

Chair, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Science


Following the completion of his education, Dr. Amos worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the prestigious National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research in Abuja, Nigeria. After coming to the U.S., he completed postdoctoral training at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. His research focused on understanding the mechanisms of brain tumor invasive growth. He was awarded a Farrow Fellowship grant to study the therapeutic potential of anticancer agents. Dr. Amos taught pharmacology courses in Nigeria and has conducted a number of research projects in natural product pharmacology. Dr. Amos has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and has also served as an adjunct reviewer for a number of journals.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Pharmacology, University of Nigeria
  • M.S. in Pharmacology, University of Jos
  • B.Pharm., Ahmadu Bello University

Scholarly Works

  • Luteolin Decreases EGFR-Mediated Cell Proliferation and Induces Apoptosis in Glioblastoma Cell Lines. (David M. Anson, Rachel M. Wilcox, Eric Huseman, et al.) Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology (2018)
  • Evaluation of the Anticancer Activity of Bioactive Fraction G Extracted from Pavetta crassipes in Malignant Brain Tumor Cell Lines (Rachel M. Wilcox, Eric Huseman, Stacy Lin, et al.) American Journal of Phytomedicine and Clinical Therapeutics (2017)
  • The Antiproliferative and Apoptotic Effects of Apigenin on Glioblastoma Cells (Trevor Stump, Brittany Santee, Lauren P. Williams, et al.) The Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology (2017)
  • Sorafenib Tosylate as a Radiosensitizer in Malignant Astrocytoma (Jonathan H. Sherman, Jared Kirzner, Alan Siu, et al.) Journal of Clinical Neuroscience (2014)
  • Pyruvate Kinase M2 is a Target of the Tumorsuppressive MicroRNA-326 and Regulates the Survival of Glioma Cells (Benjamin Kefas, Laurey Comeau, Nicholas Erdle, et al.) Neuro-Oncology (2010)
View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons »


  • Favorite places to visit: historic places, Caverns, Smithsonian museums.
  • Hobbies: soccer, tennis, basketball, traveling
  • Why Cedarville: Because it’s an amazing academic institution positively impacting lives.