Gustav Atta Ofosu

Professor and Chairman
Department of Biological Sciences/Biotechnology

Delaware State University

1200 N. Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901

Phone: (302) 857-6511
Fax: (302) 857-6515

  • Ph.D. Cell Biology/Cytochemistry, Michigan State University, 1972
    M.Sc. Biology, Atlanta University, 1966
    B.A. Biology/Chemistry, Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, 1964

Research Overview:

Dr. Gus Ofosu is an experienced biology teacher and researcher who has been training many students to go to graduate and professional schools. His research was focused on “The Effects of Platinum Coordinated Complexes on Cancer Cells to Elucidate the Mechanism of the Drug’s Action at Ultra-Structural Level”. He also did research at NIEHS Research Triangle- North Carolina, using X-ray Energy Spectrometry (XES) in combination with Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) to identify inhaled asbestos fibers and to determine the elemental contents of the fiber within the lungs.

Dr. Ofosu served as Principal Investigator and Director of the Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) program for many years. He obtained grants and directed many outreach programs including Summer Science Camp, Rising Stars in Science and Engineering, Intensive Summer Science Program, High School Research Apprentice Program. He is involved in International programs at Delaware State University. He is a Co-Principal Investigator for the “Study Abroad” project to enhance the educational and cultural experiences of students in Namibia. He was on special assignment to South Africa to teach biology at Peninsula Technicon in the Western Cape and helped to establish outreach programs in science, youth against AIDS, and teenage pregnancy in black townships.

Dr. Ofosu was a member of the Board of Directors to the Delaware Institute of Medical Education and Research (DIMER). He served six years as president of the Faculty Senate at Delaware State University. He has won numerous awards including Excellence in Teaching, Excellence in Service, Professor of the Year for the State of Delaware 1992, the Governor’s Award in Research 1996, and the University Service Award 1999.