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Portrait of Yousif Rojeab

Yousif Rojeab, Ph.D., R.Ph.

Professor of Pharmaceutical and Graduate Life Sciences

Dr. Yousif Rojeab joined Manchester University in July 2022 as Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics. He spent the past 15 years on the faculty at the Raabe College of Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University. Dr. Rojeab earned his B.Sc. in Pharmacy in 1999 from the Jordan University of Science and Technology and Ph.D. in 2007 in Pharmaceutics from the University of Houston, TX. He is also a licensed pharmacist in the states of Ohio and Michigan, and he practices the profession as staff pharmacist at Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, OH. Current research in Dr. Rojeab’s lab involves two main areas. First is the physicochemical characterization, preformulation, formulation and delivery of anti-cancer agents. The second research area involves bioavailability and bioequivalence evaluations of novel and conventional orally administered solid dosage forms in man. In his leisure time, Dr. Rojeab likes to travel the world, watch NBA basketball and plays soccer.

Classes Taught at Manchester

  • PHRM 334 Pharmaceutics 1
  • PHRM 335 Pharmaceutics 2
  • PGX 512 Advanced Pharmacokinetics


  • Most Collaborative Outreach Award at Ohio Northern University for 2020-21 academic year, presented to Dr. Rojeab as the faculty advisor for sPMC (student chapter of Personalized Medicine Coalition).
  • Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Award, Ohio Northern University, 2020.
  • Student Dedication Award, by Ohio Northern University’s Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society, academic year 2019-20.
  • Outstanding PHBS (Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences) Professor of the Year, Ohio Northern University, academic years 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 & 2017-18.
  • Sigma Xi Research Award for Poster Competition, University of Houston, TX, twice in 2004 and 2006.
  • Goel Academic Achievement Award, University of Houston, TX, 2004.


  • American Association of Pharmaceutical scientists (AAPS)
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
  • Sigma Xi Research Society
  • Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society
  • The Rho Chi Pharmaceutical Honor Society
  • Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Society
  • Ohio Pharmacist Association

Selected Podium Presentations

  1. 4th International Conference on Pharm Science Research & Development, February, 22-26, 2022, San Francisco, CA. Presentation title: In Vitro Permeation and Pharmacokinetic Evaluations of a Novel Transdermal Formulation of CZ48, Lactone-Stabilized Camptothecin-C20-propionate, for Cancer Treatment (invited speaker).
  2. Pharma Conference and Expo, May 2-4, 2018, Rome, Italy. Presentation title: In Vitro Permeation and Pharmacokinetic Evaluations of a Novel Transdermal Formulation of CZ48, Lactone-Stabilized Camptothecin-C20-propionate, for Cancer Treatment (invited speaker and poster judge).
  3. 7th Annual International Symposium of Drug Delivery Systems, July 12-14, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic. Presentation title: Microemulsion Formulations for CZ48, Lactone-Stabilized Camptothecin-C20-Propionate for Transdermal Delivery (invited speaker).

Selected Abstracts, Presentations and Publications:

  1. Eric Belanger, Shawn Wolf, Steven Zatt, Jeffrey Christoff and Yousif Rojeab. Chemical Stability of Reconstituted Sincalide in Sterile Water under 2 Different Storage Conditions, Journal of Nuclear medicine technology, 2020, 48:174-176.
  2. Yousif Rojeab, Cal VonStein, Elaina Gollmar, Jessica Fernandez, Alexandria Dingess, Elaine Chiu, Taylor Hoffman and Deirdre Myers. Dissolution Characterization of Compounded Ibuprofen-Containing Tablet Formulations for Potentially Faster Pain Relief: The Effects of Disintegrants. International Journal of Current Research. Vol 10, Issue 12, 2018; 75897-75902.
  3. Yousif B. Rojeab, Tarek M. Mahfouz, Kelly M. Shields, David H. Kinder, Hannah Lamb, Deirdre L. Myers and Emily Loudermilk. “Evaluation of The Impact of a Novel, Hand-on Basic Science Exercise on Students’ Learning”. Abstract, AACP Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, July 2018.
  4. Yousif Rojeab, Mohamad Hassoun, Ellen Hazelet and Deirdre Myers. HPLC Method Development and Validation for Simultaneous Quantification of Vitamins C and K3 in Hard Gelatin Capsules for Their Potential Benefit in Postoperative Total Joint Arthroplasty. Ann Clin Res Trials. Vol 1, Issue 2, 2017, 006.
  5. Yousif Rojeab, Elizabeth Grubb, Robin White, Susan Montenery and Marjorie Walker. Comparative Pharmacokinetics of a Rapidly Disintegrating Tablet Formulation of Ibuprofen and Enteric-Coated Ibuprofen: Clinical Significance from a Pilot Study. J Clin Res Let. Vol 3, Issue 2, 2012; 41-45.
  6. Yousif Rojeab, Shane Martin, Robin White, Susan Montenery, Mary McWilliams, Marjorie Walker and David Kisor. In Vitro Dissolution and Pilot Pharmacokinetic Studies of Acetylsalicylic Acid from an Orally Disintegrating Tablet Formulation of Low-Dose Aspirin. Int J Med Clin Res. Vol 2, Issue 2, 2011; 72-77.