Education and Training
B.Pharm., Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology,Kumasi, Ghana
M.Phil., Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Ph.D. University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
Dr. Fetse’s teaching interests and experience include Pharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology.
Dr. John Fetse is an assistant professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Larkin University College of Pharmacy. Dr. Fetse’s research interest includes the discovery and delivery of peptide-based immune checkpoint inhibitors for cancer immunotherapy. His works focusses on the design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of cyclic peptides and peptidomimetics to target protein-protein interactions that mediate various immune checkpoint pathways. He is particularly interested in developing peptide-based immune checkpoint inhibitors that block the interaction between programmed cell death ligand-1 (PD-L1) and its receptor programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) for cancer immunotherapy. He is also working on the design of nanoformulations for delivering therapeutic payloads like small molecules, nucleic acids, peptides, and proteins.
Selected Recent Publications