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MCPHS Faculty Mensah-George Acquaah

George Acquaah-Mensah, PhD, RPh

Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Department: School of Pharmacy
Office: DBEN 515

(P) 508.373.5643


School of Pharmacy


Pharmaceutics (MS)
Pharmacy (Accelerated PharmD)


BPharm, University of Science and Technology, Ghana
PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Research Interests

Computational biology/pharmacology investigations centered on:
The regulation of gene expression in disease
Network inference and Machine Learning algorithms
Transcriptional regulatory networks

Disease of Interest include Alzheimer’s, alcoholism, lung disease and breast cancer                             


Acquaah-Mensah, GK, Taylor, RC, and Bhave, SV. PACAP Interactions in the Mouse Brain: Implications for Behavioral and Other Disorders. Gene 491: 224–231. 10.1016/j.gene.2011.09.017 (2012).

Sheng JJ, and Acquaah-Mensah GK. Subcellular location and molecular mobility of human cytosolic sulfotransferase 1C1 in living human embryonic kidney 293 cells. Drug Metabolism and Disposition 39(8):1334-1337 (2011).

Taylor, RC, Acquaah-Mensah, G, Singhal, M, Malhotra, D, and Biswal, S. Network Inference Algorithms Elucidate Nrf2 Regulation of Mouse Lung Oxidative Stress. PLoS Computational Biology 4(8): e1000166 doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000166 (2008).

Baumgartner WA Jr, Cohen KB, Fox LM, Acquaah-Mensah G, and Hunter L. Manual curation is not sufficient for annotation of genomic databases. Bioinformatics 23(13):i41-8 (2007). [Selected and reprinted in the International Medical Informatics Association’s Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2008.]

Current Professional Memberships, Service & Leadership

Research Society on Alcoholism
International Society for Computational Biology
Society of Toxicology