Department of Pharmacy Practice

Joan Erebor, Ph.D., PMP, CAPM, MPhil, BPharm

  Photo of Dr. Joan EreborVisiting Assistant Professor

  Department of Pharmacy Practice
  Health Education Building 114G
  Phone: 419.383.1959


Area of Research

  • Novel Drug Delivery Systems for Cancer Therapy and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Targeted Nanocarrier Formulations
  • Natural product extraction for formulations

Educational Background

Ph.D.  University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development
(PG Cert RPD)
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
M.Phil. in Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology University of Benin, Nigeria
B.Pharm. University of Benin, Nigeria

Professional Qualifications and Certifications

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)® Project Management Institute (PMI) USA, 2021
  • Online Teaching Certificate Course, University of Toledo USA, 2020
  • Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee TM (FPGEC®) Certification USA, 2019
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®, Project Management Institute (PMI) USA, 2016
  • Workshop on Pedagogy for Junior Lecturers and Postgraduate Students, Faculty of Pharmacy University of Benin, Nigeria, 2011

Scope of Practice

  • CEO/Founder MAFEREB LLC Plymouth, Michigan
  • Pharmaceutics and Advanced Drug Delivery
  • Project Management
  • Pharmaceutical Industry 

Awards, Honors and Grants

  1. Ann Arbor Spark Business Accelerator Fund, 2020
  2. PGR Travel Award, University of Strathclyde, 2017

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) USA, 2019
  • Member, CRS Focus Group in Nanomedicine and Nanoscale Delivery, 2019
  • Member, Controlled Release Society (CRS) USA, 2017
  • Member, UK and Ireland Controlled Release Society (UKICRS) UK, 2017
  • Member, Project Management Institute (PMI) USA, 2016

Volunteer Service

  • Volunteer moderator facilitating breakout sessions at The Project Management Institute Great Lakes Chapter (PMIGLC) Spring Symposium Michigan USA 2018, 2019
  • Volunteer Pharmacist with Gift of Life Ministries Ikpoba Hill Branch Medical Outreach Program Benin City, Nigeria, 2011
  • Volunteer Pharmacist with Sickle Cell Centre Benin City, Nigeria, 2010
  • Volunteer Pharmacist with Church Plus Church of God Mission Medical Outreach Program Benin City, Nigeria, 2009, 2010
  • Volunteer pharmacist under Global HIV/AIDS Initiative in Nigeria (GHAIN) at the HIV/AIDS unit in Central hospital Benin City, Nigeria, 2008

Publications and Journals

  1. Erebor JO, Eraga SO, Arhewoh MI, Obi AO (2015). Comparative antimicrobial activity of Acalypha wilkesiana extracts and cream formulations J Sci Pract Pharm 2(1):34.
  2. Eraga SO, Erebor JO, Iwuagwu MA (2014). Preliminary investigations of the binding ability of lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus) starch in paracetamol tablets 8(38), 978-986.
  3. Erebor JO, Iwuagwu MA, Uhumwangho MU, Arhewoh MI, Oshoma J (2013). Studies on the Tabletting Characteristics of Paracetamol Tablets using Mucilage Extracted from Dioscorea alata. Nig Journ Pharm Sci, 12 (22) 22-29.
  4. Avbunudiogba JA, Erebor J, Cash – Torunarigha OE and Iwuagwu MA (2013). Physico?Chemical Evaluation of Some Brands of Piroxicam Capsules Sold In Nigeria. International Journal of Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Biological Sciences 3(3), 876-880.

Book Chapters

  1. Ngwuluka, N. C., Abu-Thabit, N. Y., Uwaezuoke, O. J., Erebor, J.O. et al., (2021) Natural Polymers in Micro- and Nanoencapsulation for Therapeutic and Diagnostic Applications: Part II -Polysaccharides and Proteins. ISBN 978-1-83968-349-7 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.95402.
  2. Ngwuluka, N. C., Abu-Thabit, N. Y., Uwaezuoke, O. J., Erebor, J.O. et al., (2020) Natural Polymers
     in Micro- and Nanoencapsulation for Therapeutic and Diagnostic Applications Part 1. Nano and Micro-Encapsulation - Techniques and Applications ISBN 978-1-83968-349-7 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.94856.


  1. Erebor et al., In Silico Identification of Compounds from Vernonia Amygdalina for Biomarker/receptor-targeted Therapy in Chronic Kidney Disease abstract presentation at Controlled Release Society (CRS) Virtual Annual meeting and Exposition USA, 2020.
  2. Erebor et al., Synthesis and evaluation of novel targeted hybrid nanocarriers as DNA and drug co-delivery systems for cancer therapy, abstract presentation at Controlled Release Society (CRS) Annual meeting and Exposition Boston, USA, 2017.
  3. Erebor et al., Novel Targeted Hybrid Nanocarriers As DNA And Drug Co-Delivery Systems for Cancer Therapy, abstract presentation at UK and Ireland Controlled Release Society (UKICRS) Symposium Glasgow, UK, 2017.
Last Updated: 6/27/22