Professor Isaac Kibwage graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree in 1979 from the University of Nairobi and a Masters in 1982 and acquired a Doctorate in 1985 from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. He joined the University of Nairobi in 1986 as a lecturer in the Department of Pharmacy, and rose to position of Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry in 2000. He has authored over 68 papers in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Professor Kibwage is a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya and a recipient of the Kenya Head of State Commendation on his contributions to health.
He is a Chartered Scientist and Chemist and member of Royal Society of Chemistry (U.K), New York Academy of Sciences, American Association for Advancement of the Sciences and Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya.
He has been Chairman of Department, Dean of Faculty/School of Pharmacy, and currently Principal of the College of Health Science. At the School of Pharmacy he still heads a modest research group, most of them internationally funded, engaged in research on phytomedicines. He heads the Drug Analysis and Research Unit (DARU) which offers services in development of analytical methods and consultancy in Good Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Practices. He is a consultant to a number of companies on pharmaceutical quality systems and analytical sciences.