Teshome Nedi Megersa

Full Name Teshome Nedi Megersa
Education attended
  • PhD, Pharmacology, Monash University, 2011
  • MSc, Pharmacology, Addis Ababa University, 2003
  • BPharm, Pharmacy, Addis Ababa University, 1999
Academic Rank  

Assistant Professor

Working for AAU since Since 1999
Administrative positions held if any/ past and present Assistant dean of School of Pharmacy


Awards ——recognitions — memberships of international bodies/ journals – editorial roles/ initiatives etc
  • Postgraduate travel grants award for 16th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, Worldpharma 2010 July 17-23, Copenhagen, Denmark 2010, Monash Research Graduate School, Monash University.
  • Victorian College of Pharmacy PG International Scholarship and Monash Fee-Remission Scholarship 2007, Monash University.
  • Travel grant for short term training on phytochemical screening, antioxidant testing and cell culture in the Department of Pharmacy, King’s College London, University of London, February 10 to March 10, 2005, British Council.


Address Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy

School of Pharmacy

College of Health Sciences

Tel: +251 922 98 69 55

Email: teshome.nedi@aau.edu.et


Research interest/ not more than hundred words My research interest is on the identification of regulatory proteins that are involved in the regulation of the physiological function of G-protein coupled receptors. Specifically on the identification of the G-protein coupled receptor kinases (GRKs) that are involved in the regulation 5-HT4 and 5-HT7 receptors. GRKs play an important role in the regulation of the desensitization of G-protein coupled receptors. Identifying the GRKs responsible for regulation of individual receptors will help in the identification of new drug target in the future. Also, I am involved in molecular and functional Pharmacology studies. Furthermore, I am involved on researches that identify new drugs from traditional medicine.


Publications on reputable journals
  • Nedi, T, White, PJ, Coupar, IM, Irving, HR (2011). Tissue dependent differences in G-protein coupled receptor kinases associated with 5-HT4 receptor desensitization in the rat gastro-intestinal tract. Pharmacol. 81:123-33.
  • Nedi T, Mekonnen N, Urga K (2004). Diuretic effect of the crude extracts of Carissa edulis in rats. J Ethnopharm. 95: 57-61.
  • Yerdaw M, Nedi T, Enquoselassie F (2002). Assessment of awareness of HIV/AIDS among selected target groups in and around Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Afr J Reprod Health 6(2): 30-38.
  • Nedi T, Yerdaw M, Enquoselassie F (2002). Assessment of behavioural risk factors for HIV/AIDS in selected target groups in and around Addis Ababa and Nazareth cities, Ethiopia. Afr J AIDS Res 1: 97-101.