Patience Ngozi Paul

Graduate Assistant

Cellular Biology and Pharmacology

Office: AHC1 322

Phone: 305-348-1479


Patience Ngozi Paul is a 3rd-year Ph.D. candidate in the HWCOM Biomedical Science Ph.D. program. She is part of the Rosen lab group in the Department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology where she contributes to ongoing research efforts. Her research focuses on the transport of arsinothricin (AST), arsenic-based antibiotics, and pathways for the degradation of organoarsenic compounds.


Ph.D., Biomedical Science, Florida International University (ongoing)
BSc., Microbiology, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

Research areas

  • Arsenic biotransformation
  • Arsenic-containing antibiotics
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Drug development

Selected publications

  1. Paul NP, Galván AE, Yoshinaga-Sakurai K, Rosen BP, Yoshinaga M. Arsenic in medicine: past, present and future. Biometals. 2022 Feb 21:1–19. doi: 10.1007/s10534-022-00371-y. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35190937; PMCID: PMC8860286.
  2. Galván AE, Paul NP, Chen J, Yoshinaga-Sakurai K, Utturkar SM, Rosen BP, Yoshinaga M. Identification of the Biosynthetic Gene Cluster for the Organoarsenical Antibiotic Arsinothricin. Microbiol Spectr. 2021 Sep 3;9(1):e0050221. doi: 10.1128/Spectrum.00502-21. Epub 2021 Aug 11. PMID: 34378964; PMCID: PMC8552651.