Department of Traditional Medicine
Institut National de Recherche en Sante Publique, Vice Dean, West Africa
Drissa Diallo was born in the village Blendio, Sikasso region, Mali, in 1956. He obtained his M. Pharm from the University of Mali, Bamako, in 1982, and his PhD at Schools of Pharmacy, Lausanne, Switzerland in a collaboration with the University of Oslo, Norway, in 2000. Drissa Diallo had various positions at Department of Traditional Medicine, Bamako, and became Head of the department in 2001, a position he still has. In 2001 Diallo became assistant professor in pharmacognocy at the Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Odonto-Stomatology, University of Bamako, and was promoted to professor in 2004. In 2006 he was elected Vice Dean of the same Faculty and also obtained Price Galien of Research in Mali in 2006. Drissa Diallo is member of a variety of international organizations within the area of medicinal plants, member of the Regional Experts Committee of WHO/Africa, member of the scientific committee for the Intellectual Property rights related to knowledge on the traditional use of medicinal plants (OAPI) as well as a member of the Expert Committee of Intellectual Property Right of African Organization of Intellectual Property rights. Diallo is supervising between 5 and 10 pharmacy master students specializing in pharmacognosy every year.
Mechanism of vascular smooth muscle contraction; Anti-tumor effect of ribonuclease inhibitor and gene therapy; Tomor proteomics; Cytokines and regulation of immune response; Toxicolofy of arsenicosis; Mechanism of signal transduction in oromaxillary disease.