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Denise Jean-Louis

Denise Jean-Louis, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences


Dr. Denise Jean-Louis’s area of expertise is in Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry. Her research interests include natural product drug discovery with a focus on anticancer agents and antioxidants. She has co-authored several peer-reviewed manuscripts on the medicinal chemistry and biology of anticancer and central nervous system agents.

Education and Credentials

  • PhD in Chemistry, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
  • BS in Chemistry and Food Chemistry, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of Iowa
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of Kansas

Scholarly Works

  • Jean-Louis, D. and Amos, S. Other Plant Metabolites. In Badal, S. and Clement, Y. (eds.) Pharmacognosy: Fundamentals, Applications and Strategy 2nd Edition (2023).
  • Lophira alata Suppresses Phorbol Ester-Mediated Increase in Cell Growth via Inhibition of Protein Kinase C-α/Akt in Glioblastoma Cells. (Ifeoma Ezenyi, Martins Emeje, Samuel Okhale, et al.) Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry (2021).
  • Luteolin Decreases Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Mediated Cell Proliferation and Induces Apoptosis in Glioblastoma Cell Lines. (David M Anson, Rachel M Wilcox, Eric D Huseman, et al.) Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology (2018).

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  • Hiking, reading, music, and spending time with family

Why Cedarville

The students, staff, and faculty share my passion for helping the underserved.