Graduate Assistant, Forensic Science Department

Mike M. Amarachi

Mike Miriam Amarachi

Graduate Assistant

B.Tech. Biochemistry

Biography

I, Mike Miriam Amarachi a Master student at the prestigious University of Ibadan, Department of Biochemistry and a graduate of Bachelor of Technology, Biochemistry from Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State (First-class Honors’), started my education in Women Corona Society primary School Ray Field Jos, Plateau State where I obtained my primary Six leaving certificate from where I proceeded to St. Louis college Jos where I obtained my Senior secondary school leaving certificate (SSCE). I have to my credit certification in HIV/AIDS activities. I have also attended a number of workshops, conferences where I have presented a paper.

Qualifications
Honours/Awards
Affiliations
Experience
Research Interest

Academic Qualification

  • University of Ibadan   –   M.Sc. Biochemistry (In view)     –    To date
  • Federal University of Technology   –   B.Sc. (Honours) Biochemistry    –     2015

Honours/Awards

First Class Honours

Affiliations

  • Nigeria Society of Biochemistry students- Member
  • Nigeria Society of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry students-Member
  • Society of Toxicology- Member
  • Forum of Nigeria Toxicologists-Member

Experience

  • 2019-present: Department of Forensic Science, Federal University of Technology Owerri: Graduate Assistant.
  • 2015-2016:  Department of Biochemistry, Delta State University Abraka: Laboratory Assistant

Research Interest

I started my career looking into Erythrocytic membrane free energy changes in HIV Patients, where I found out that extra energy is required to restore normalcy in HIV Patients on drugs with elevated free energy. Now my research interest is focused on the evaluation of environmental pollutant using cockroach as an experimental model. The cockroach is the experimental model used in this experiment because the scientist has considered that cockroach will make an admirable substitute for the mammalian model in many biomedical research programs, the reason being that these invertebrates are large, inexpensive, insensitive to pain and the fact that many functional analogues can be made between a cockroach and mammalian system. Cockroaches are also used because of easy accessibility, availability and they are cost-effective. In future, I hope to focus more on the forensic aspect of Biochemistry, where I could match several DNAs hence detecting others.

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