Moges Abebe, Ph.D., MDiv

  • Associate Professor of BiologyDepartment of Biological and Physical Sciences

Contact Info:

  • 919.516.4152
  • Penick Hall Room 204

Educational Background

B.S. – Chemistry, 1974
Coppin State University

M.Div. – Master in Divinity, 1996
Southeastern Baptist Seminary

Ph.D. – Physical Chemistry, 1979
Howard University

Post Doc. – Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1983
Georgetown University

Area(s) of Research

  • High Pressure and High Temperature Chemistry
  • Fiber Optics
  • Patent issued under the following title: “Fabrication of Polarization Preserving Fiber Optic couplers.”


Ordained Minister


Moges Abebe, “Introducing Chemistry Students to Experiments Using the Antimicrobial Herbal Garden Cress Seeds,” Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research, Vol. 50(5), pages 42126–42130, June 2023.

Moges Abebe, “Moringa Oleifera Leaf Extract Using Binary Solvent Mixtures. Biomed J Sci & Tech Res 48(2)-2023. BJSTR. MS.ID.007617,” 2023.

Abebe M The alarming toxicity of Ruta graveolens, Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research 40(2): 32079–32082, 2021.

Moges Abebe, Taniya Truell, Khadijah Payne, and Lawrence Flowers. “Examining the Effects of Ruta Graveolens on the Growth of Caenorhabditis Elegans,” Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research, Vol. 48(1), pages 39162-39166, January 2023.

Abebe M, Akinlabi AA, Mackey CD, Miller RR, Musenge P, et al., “Content Comparison of Organic and Conventional Celery.” Educ Res Appl 5: 180, May 31, 2021.

Abebe M., Hailemeskel B., “Universal Gas Constant of Volatile Liquids.” Arch Nat Med Chem 6: 125. DOI: 10.29011/2577-0195.000125, January 12, 2021.

Abebe M., “Molecular Weight Determination of Volatile Liquids Using Tea Kettle Apparatus,” Arch Nat Med Chem 5: 124, December 30, 2020.

Abebe M., Knowles LE, and Hailemeskel B., “Teaching Students Synthesizing Molecules Mimicking an Existing Drug Against COVID-19,” Educ Res Appl 5: 175. DOI: 10.29011/2575-7032.100175. 06 June, 202

Abebe M, Musenge P, Benjamimn NA, and Hailemeskel B., “Implementation of a Virtual Laboratory Platform to Study Human Buffer Solutions in the Era of COVID-19.” Educ Res Appl 5: 177. DOI: 10.29011/2575-7032. July 4, 2020.

The Repercussions of Self-Medication in Africa and Best Practices for Developing Nations, Linda I. Ogwuazor, Bisrat Hailemeskel, and Moges Abebe, Educational Research Applications (ISSN: 2575-7032), May 15, 2020.

Perceived Benefits of a Student-Led Tutorial Program on Success in a Pharmacy School, Madison Taylor, Bisrat Hailemeskel, M. Brooks, S. Sledge, R. Wint1, S. Debreux, J. Norman, M. Akinyemi, Raniya Ali AlMatari, and Moges Abebe, Educational Research Applications (ISSN: 2575-7032), May 15, 2020

Benefits of Taking the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) as a Factor for Success as a First-Year Pharmacy School, Samuel Saryee, Bisrat Hailemeskel, Kalkidan Fana, Abishe Djini, Rediet Shewakena, Bereket Mahari, Abel Demissea, An Le, Semhar Gebrenegus, Raniya Ali Al-Matari, and Moges Abebe.

The Impact of Student Academic Advising on Successful Matriculation Throughout the Doctor of Pharmacy Program, Nneka Okafor, Bisrat Hailemeskel, Mesay Abomsa, Hana Mekonnen, Lillian Onokala, Jennifer Obi, Eyob Lulie, Raniya Ali Al-Matari, and Moges Abebe, Educational Research Applications (ISSN: 2575-7032) May 19, 2020

Coupling Model for Fused Fiber Couplers with Parabolic Taper Shape. Burns, William K., Abebe, M., Applied Optics, V26, p4190-2, 1987.

Pressure-Tolerant Single-Mode Fiber Coupler, Villarruel, C. A., Abebe, M., and Dandrige, A., Applied Optics, V26, p. 1824-6, May 1987.

Burns, W. K.; Abebe, M.; Villarruel, C. A. Parabolic Model for Shape of Fiber Taper. Applied Optics V24, p2753-5, September 1, 1985.

All-fiber Gyroscope with Polarization-Holding Fiber, Burns, W. K.; Moeller, R. P.; Villarruel, C. A.; Abebe, M. Opt. Lett. (USA), Vol. 9, No. 12, 570–2, Dec. 1984.

In-line Birefringence Fiber Polarizer, Villarruel, C. A.; Abebe, M.; Burns, W. K.; Moeller, R. P., Conference on Optical Fiber Communication. Digest of Technical Papers, 14–15, January 1984.

Fiber-Optic Gyroscope with Polarization-Holding Fiber, Burns, W. K.; Moeller, R. P.; Villarruel, C. A.; Abebe, M.; Opt. Lett. (USA) Vol. 8, No. 10, 540-2, Dec. 1983.

Birefringent Correction for Single-Mode Fiber Couplers; Villarruel, C. A.; Abebe, M.; Burns, W. K., Opt. Lett. (USA), Vol. 7, No. 12, 626–8, Dec. 1982.

Polarization-Preserving Single-Mode-Fiber Couple, Villarruel, C. A.; Abebe, M.; Burns, W. K.; Electron. Lett. (GB), Vol. 19, No. 1, 17–18, January 1983.

Raman and X-ray Investigation of Ice VIII to 36.0 GPA, Walrafen, G.E.; Abebe, M.; Mauer, F. A. Block, S.; Piermarini, G. J.; Munro, R.; J. Chem. Phys. (USA), Vol. 77, No. 4, 2166-74, 15 Aug. 1982.

Apparatus for Adapting a High-Pressure Light Scattering Cell to Density Measurement. Abebe, M.; Schoen, P. E., J. Appl. Phys. (USA), Vol. 53, No. 4, 3297-8, April 1982.

Raman Studies of Ice VI Using a Diamond Anvil Cell, Abebe, M.; Walrafen, G. E.; J. Chem. Phys. (USA), Vol. 71, No. 10, 4167-9, 15 Nov. 1979.

Raman Studies of The Bending And Liberational Bands from Water and Ice VI to 12 K Bar at 32 Degrees C., Walrafen, G. E.; Abebe, M.; J. Chem. Phys. (USA), Vol. 68, No. 10, 4694-5, 15 May 1978.

News Paper Articles Written About Moges Abebe

  1. Dean’s Office Updates. “Leadership beyond Howard”. Volume 8, Issue 22, Newsletter Howard University, June 15, 2020.
  2. The Hilltop, “Students Design Ethiopian Orphanage,” Howard, J., April 1990.
  3. The News and Observer, “Professor Reaches out to Orphans,” Bellamy, L., August 1991.
  4. The News and Observer, “St. Aug’s Professor Helps Make a Difference for Ethiopian Orphans,” Bellamy, L., September 1992.
  5. The Triangle Tribune: “Hallelujah! Soup Kitchen celebrates…” January 14, 2010, Wilson times 174.
  6. Caring for the Children, “Taking Up the Challenge. One Man’s Dream Becomes a Reality,” Williams, D. SEBTS Brochure, Issue 1, Spring 1992.
  7. The Pen, “Henderson Gets Accepted to Three Summer Programs,” Kennedy, N., May 1996.
  8. Outlook, “I Wanted to Do Something,” Paris, S., Summer 1992.

SAU Organizations


Community Involvement

Hallelujah Soup Kitchen (Cofounder, manager)
International Christian Church (Pastor)

Favorite Quote

To be more effective I need to periodically sharpen my axe


The work listed above is proof of what the Almighty God has accomplished through me and what I was able to do with His help.