Justus Ike, Ph.D.


Dr Ike teaches Human Anatomy and Physiology, Cell Biology, General Biology to undergraduate students, and to post-baccalaureate trainees. Dr Ike is particularly interested in implementing a pre-health post-baccalaureate program for those under-represented in medicine, dentistry, advanced practice nursing, and in pharmacy, including both individuals from traditionally minority populations and those who have served in the armed services.

Associate Professor of Biology at Fisk University, Nashville Tennessee from 1989 – to present.

Taught the following courses:  Human Anatomy and Physiology, Cell  Biology, Natural Science (230), General Biology, and Senior  Seminar to undergraduate students;  Human Anatomy and  Physiology to Post Baccalaureate students from MeharryMedical College from 1998 to 2001;  Cell  Physiology, SystemicAnatomy, and  Graduate Seminar to graduate students at Fisk University.

Assistant Professor of Biology at  Fisk  University, Nashville Tennessee from 1984 – 1988. 

Taught  Human  Anatomy and Phyysiology, Cell  Biology,  Senior    Seminar  and  Biological  Science to undergraduate students;  Systemic  Anatomy to graduate students.

Adjunct Professor at Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee from 1995 – 2012. 

Taught  Human Anatomy and Physiology, Pathophysiology and  Biophysical Science. United Negro College Fund Premedical Summer Institute at Fisk

University, Nashville, Tennessee 37208, from 1984 –1993 and 2005, Taught Human Anatomy/Physiology to UNCF Premedical students.           


Fisk University AMP/Pre-College Summer Program 2005

Associate Professor & Chairman - Biology Department Fisk University 2003- Spring 2010. 


Serviced as a consultant for 2004 NASA/SNAPS summer program at Meharry Graduate School, Nashville, TN.

Honors  and  Societies:
Serotonin  Society
Beta  Kappa  Chi  National  Scientific  Honor  Society
Regional Council Member, Central
The  Society  of  Sigma  Xi
Who’s  Who  Among  America’s Teachers 1998
Middle Tennessee Chapter Society for Neuroscience


VANDERBILT  UNIVERSITY  SCHOOL  OF  MEDICINE, Department of Pharmacology,  Nashville,  Tennessee  37232-6600 Research (Visiting Research Professor) in summers of 1992, 1993, and1993/1994 academic year.

NAVY-ASEE SUMMER FACULTY RESEARCH PROGRAM. Summer 1999. Naval Medical Research Institute, Diving and Environmental Physiology Department, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD 20889-5607.


Supervised one graduate student and three undergraduates students for   three years. Veronica Mackey is presently at Meharry Medical College, Graduate School, pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology. Terry Robinson is presently in College of Podiatry Medicine.

            Yolanda Dale received M.S. degree in 2004 from Fisk University

Mentor: Undergraduate Students      

              Graduate Students:

Graduate Theses:

Ms. Geryl Montryce Wood. 1989. Organization of the temporal auditory cortex in rats. [ M.S. degree, Fisk University, completed 1989]

Ms. Yolanda R. Dale. 2004. Effects of phenylketonuria on the serotonergic system. [M.S. degree, Fisk University, completed 2004]

Graduate Theses Advisor 2010 - 2012:

Ashly Gunn. The correlation of golgi-derived microtubule abundance and        function

Kelechi Okereke. The role of exosomes in tissue culture (cell lines)

Godwin Odum. Benzo(a) pyrene-induced sertoli cell damage as an indicator of male infertility

Stacey Lawrence


Ike, Justus,  Herve’  Canton and  Elaine  Sanders-Bush. 1995.Developmental switch in the hippocampal serotonin receptor linked to phosphoinositide  hydrolysis.  Brain Res. 678 : 49-54.

Ike, J.,  P. Sangan, and  M. Ganasakaran. 1992.  Purification and Properties of  lactate  dehydrogensae from  Nocardia  asteroids. Microbios 69 : 119-127.

Y. Dale, V. Mackey, R. Mushi. A. Nyanda, M. Maleque, J. Ike. Simultaneous measurement of phenylalanine and tyrosine in phenylketonuric plasma and dried blood by high-performance liquid chromatography. J. Chromatogr. B. 788 (2003) 1-8.

Y. Dale, V. Mackey, A. Nyanda, M. Maleque, J.Ike. Determination of  biogenic amines and metabolites by HPLC with UV detector from induced phenylketonuric rat brain regions. (Submitted to Eur. J. Neuroscience)

Tene’ L. Smith1, Shayla T. Merry1, Deacqunita L. Harris2, J. Joe Ford3, Justus Ike1, Anthony E. Archibong4, and Aramandla Ramesh2. Species-Specific testicular and hepatic microsomal metabolism of benzo(a)pyrene,an ubiquitous toxicant and endocrine disruptor. Toxicology in Vitro 2007; 21: 753 – 758. 

Justus Ike

Justus  Ike
Associate Professor of Biology

DANA COLLEGE, Blair, Nebraska, 68008
B. A. degree 1975. Major:  Biology and General Science (Mathematics, Chemistry & Physics)          
ATLANTA  UNIVERSITY,  Atlanta,  Georgia,  30314
M. S. degree 1979. Major:  Biology

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