Emmanuel M. Ngu, PhD

  • AU/UGA Medical Partnership

    Associate Professor of Pharmacology

  • Curriculum Vitae

Emmanuel Ngu is a Professor of Pharmacology at the AU/UGA Medical Partnership. He earned his PhD from Loma Linda University in California, then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Neuroscience at the Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami in Florida. Ngu came to the Medical Partnership from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA, where he was an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Neuroscience.

Education

1996 BS Analytical Chemistry Weber State University
2003 PhD Loma Linda University

Residency

2003-2007 Neuroscience Postdoctoral Training University of Miami

Academic Appointments

2007-20013 Assistant Professor of Pharmacology & Neuroscience, LECOM
2014- Present Associate Professor of Pharmacology

More About Emmanuel Ngu

Ngu received his PhD in Pharmacology from Loma Linda University in California, then completed a four-year fellowship in Electro-physiology / Neuroscience at the Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami in Florida. He then took up a faculty position at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in 2007. At LECOM, Ngu taught Pharmacology, Neuroscience, and occasionally medical Physiology to first and second year medical students as well as to Post-baccalaureate students.    

While at LECOM, Ngu served as the faculty adviser for the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) – LECOM chapter and was a regular item writer for the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiner (NBOME) from 2008 to 2013. Ngu is a recipient of several awards and certificates of recognition (in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012) for his contributions (as an item writer) to the development of COMLEX board exams (which are the Osteopathic equivalence of the USMLE). 

  • Expertise & Interests

    • Neuropharmacology
    • Pharmacogenomics and the genetic basis of therapeutics
    • Pain perception (pathophysiologic and pharmacologic aspects)
  • Research Interests

    1. Role of Microglia in central nervous system disorders

    2. Regeneration of the central nervous system

    3. Genetic basis of disease and therapeutics

    4. Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Medicine 

  • Selected Publications

    Emmanuel Ngu Mbaku, Lubo Zhang, Sue P. Duckles and John N. Buchholz. Nitric oxide synthase-expressing nerves facilitate adrenergic transmitter release in sheep cerebral arteries. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 293(2): 397 – 402: 2000 May.  

    Emmanuel Ngu Mbaku, William J Pearce, Lubo Zhang, Sue P. Duckles and John N. Buchholz: Chronic hypoxia alters the function of NOS nerves in cerebral arteries of near-term fetal and adult sheep. Journal of Applied Physiology, 94(2): 724 – 32: 2003 Feb.

    Sue Piper Duckles, Emmanuel Ngu Mbaku and John N. Buchholz. Nitric oxide enhances nor-adrenaline release: modulation and mechanism. Journal of Autonomic and Autacoid Pharmacology, 23(4): 237-8: 2003 Aug.

    Emmanuel Mbaku Ngu, Christie L. Sahley and Kenneth J. Muller: Reduced axon sprouting after treatment that diminishes microglia accumulation at lesions in the leech CNS. Journal of Comparative Neurology, accepted for publication: 503(1): 101 – 9. 2007 Jul

  • Affiliations

    • Society for Neuroscience
  • Of Note

    • Certificates of recognition (awarded in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012) for contributions to the development of the COMLEX board exams