Prof. Chinwe Sylvanus Alisi

Prof. Chinwe Sylvanus Alisi


BSc., MSc., PhD


Prof. Chinwe Sylvanus Alisi was born to a teacher,Mr. Francis Ejikeme Alisi and his lovely wife Mrs. Florence Chinenye Alisi on the 29th of June 1970. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree and a Master of Science degree in Biochemistry from the Federal University of Technology Owerri. He also holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from the University of Nigeria Nsukka and a certificate in Computer Operations from Data Technology College.

He is a Professor of Biochemistry at the Department of Biochemistry and more recently in the Department of Forensic Science, Federal University of Technology Owerri where he has served as a Faculty Board member in the School of Biological Sciences since January 2002. Prof Chinwe Alisi is Research Consultant for Silverpresh Laboratories Ltd. He is a resource person engaging security agencies on forensic investigation, bioterrorism, biosecurity, DNA fingerprintingetc.for the Bioresources unit of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. He has over 68 peer reviewed Research articles in local and international journals to his credit, and has shown sufficient interest in Ethno-medicine, Radiation and health, Forensic Science, Biosecurity, Bioterrorism, Biofuels, Raw materials,  and Environmental Biochemistry. He is a member of Bio-fuels research group with interest in Production of Biodiesel with higher efficiency using Domestic Wastes as raw materials. He is a member of the Functional Foods Research group and has partnered the Radiation and Health Physics research group in a search for the protection of Albinos against UV-radiations from the Sun. He is Editor, Journal of Research in Biochemistry. He has supervised many PhD and M.Sc. students in Biochemistry and Biomedical Technology Departments.

Prof. Alisi is a fellow of African Academic Network, Nigerian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB), Nigeria Society for Biological Conservation, Member West African Society for Pharmacology, Member Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria (ISMN), a member of the University Senate, Chairman Committee for establishment of Centre for Biotechnology and Molecular Biology (CBMB) which attracted TETFund / NUC approvals, Chairman Research Ethical Committee (REC) and  Dean, School of Biological Science, Federal University of Technology Owerri and currently the Chairman committeeof Deans. He is a member of the management team for the African Centre of Excellence in Future Energies and Electrochemical System (ACE-FUELS). He is happily married to Precious Alisi and blessed with four lovely children – Mc-Praise, Michael, Mmachukwu and Mmerichukwu

Academic Qualification

B.Sc. Hons (Nig) Biochemistry (1991)

M.Sc. Biochemistry (2001)

Ph.D. Pharm. Biochemistry (2010)





  • Fellow of African Academic Network
  • Nigerian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB),
  • Nigeria Society for Biological Conservation,
  • West African Society for Pharmacology,
  • Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria (ISMN)

Courses Assigned to Teach



  • Lecturer, Researcher and Professor
  • Associate Dean
  • Dean of School
  • Chairman committee of Deans

Research Interest

Ethno-medicine, Radiation and health, Forensic Science, Biosecurity, Bioterrorism, Biofuels, Raw materials, and Environmental Biochemistry.


  1. Ibegbulem, C.O., Alisi, C.S. and O.M. Anyaebgu (2004). Influence of Different Storage Conditions on the Quality Attributes of Kunu and Brukutu. Journal of Agric and food Sciences 1 (2): 107-113.
  2. Alisi, C. S. Nwaogu, L. A. and Alisi P. N. (2005). Human Glucose – 6- phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency and Haemoglobin Genotypes in Owerri. Bio-Research 3 (2): 59-62.
  3. Nweke, C. O., Okolo, J.C.,  Nwanyanwu C. E.,  and Alisi, C. S. (2006) Response of planktonic bacteria of New Calabar River to zinc stress.African Journal of Biotechnology 5 (8): 653-658.
  4. Nwaogu, A.,Alisi, C. S. and Ibegbulem, C. O. (2006). Evaluation of b-Carotene Contents of Five Nigerian Indigenous Fruits. Plant Product Research Journal. 10: 13-15.
  5. Nweke, C. O., Alisi, C. S.,Okolo, J.C., and  Nwanyanwu C. E. (2007) Toxicity of zinc to heterotrophic bacteria from a tropical river sediment. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research 5(1): 123-132.
  6. Nwaogu, A.,Alisi, C. S. and Ibegbulem, C. O., and Igwe, C. U. (2007) Phytochemical and Antimicrobial Activity of Ethanolic Extract ofLandolphiaowariensis leaves. African Journal of Biotechnology 6(7): 890-893.
  7. Nwaogu, A., Alisi, C. S. and Ibegbulem, C. O., and Igwe, C. U. (2007) A Comparative Study of The Antimicrobial properties of the Ethanolic Extracts of Landolphiaowariensis leaf and root. African Journal of Biotechnology 7(4): 368-372.
  8. Nwaogu, A., Alisi, C. S..and Ojiako, O.A. (2008) Studies on the Nutritional and Phytochemical Properties of Persea Americana. Seed. Bio-Research 6(1): 320-322.
  9. Alisi, C.S., Emejulu, A. A., Alisi, P. N.C., Nwaogu, L. A. and Onyema, O. O. (2008)Decreased cardiovascular risk and resistance to hyperlipemia-induced hepatic damage in rats by aqueous extract of Urticadioica. Journ. Bchm. Res.2: 102-106
  10. Alisi, C.S., Nwanyanwu, C. E., Akujobi, C. O., and Ibegbulem, C. O. (2008) Inhibition of dehydrogenase activity in pathogenic bacteria isolates by aqueous extracts of Musa paradisiaca (VarSapientum). Journ. Biotech.7(12): 1684–5315.
  11. Alisi, C.S., and Onyeze, G.O.C. (2008) Nitric oxide scavenging ability of ethyl acetate fraction of methanolic leaf extracts of Chromolaenaodorata (Linn.). Journ. Bioch. Res.2:145-150.
  12. Akujobi, C.O., Ogbulie, J.N, Alisi, C.S. (2008) Occurrence of extended-spectrum β-lactamases in Escherichia coli isolated from piggery farms in Imo State, Nigeria. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 24: 2167-2170.
  13. Nwaogu, L.A., Onyeze, C.E., Alisi, C.S., Ijeh, I.I. and Onyeze, G.O.C. (2008) Petroleum Hydrocarbon-induced Changes in Tissues of the Native Fowl (Gallus domesticus) Following Chronic Exposure. Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 23 (1): 42-46
  14. Orji, J.C., Nweke, C.O., Nawbueze, R.N., Nwanyanwu, C.E., Alisi, C.S., Etim-Osowo, E.N. (2009) Production and properties of α-amylase from Citrobacter RevistaAmbiente& Agua 4(1): 45-57.
  15. Alisi, C. S. and Onyeze, G.O. C. (2009). Biochemical Mechanisms of Wound Healing Using Extracts ofChromolaenaodorata- Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 24 (1): 22-29.
  16. Alisi, C.S. (2010) Oxidative breakdown of polyunsaturated fatty acids in Human Hair. Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 25 (1): 59-64.
  17. Ujowndu, C.O., Kalu, F.N. Okafor, E.O., Agha, N.C., Alisi, C.S. and Nwogukpe, R.N. (2010) Evaluation of the Chemical Composition of Darcryodesedulis(G.don) Seeds. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences. 4(4): 1225-1233.
  18. Alisi, P. Nc., Buseri, F.I. and Alisi, C.S. (2011) Oxidative stress as a significant contributor in the pathogenesis and white cell changes in pre-eclampsia: A study in Owerri, Nigeria. Journal of Research in Biology 3: 202-208.
  19. Alisi, C.S., Nwaogu, L.A. Ibegbulem C.O. and Ujowundu C.U. (2011). Antimicrobial Action of Methanol Extract of ChromolaenaOdorata-Linn is Logistic and Exerted by Inhibition of Dehydrogenase Enzymes.Journal of Research in Biology. 3: 209-216.
  20. Alisi, C.S., Ojiako, A.O., Onyeze, G.O.C. and Osuagwu, C.G. (2011). Normalisation of lipoprotein phenotypes by Chromolaenaodorata-Linn in carbon tetrachloride hepatotoxicity-induced dyslipidaemia. American Journal of Drug Discovery and Development. 1(4): 209-219.
  21. Alisi, C.S., Onyeze, G.O.C. Ojiako, A.O., and Osuagwu, C.G. (2011). Evaluation of the Protective Potential ofChromolaenaodorata Extract on Carbon Tetrachloride-Induced Oxidative Liver Damage. International Journal of Biochemistry Research & Review 1(3): 69-81
  22. Alisi, C.S., Ojiako, A.O., Osuagwu, C.G. and Onyeze, G.O.C. (2011).Free Radical Scavenging and In-vitro Antioxidant Effects of Ethanol Extract of the Medicinal Herb ChromolaenaodorataBritish Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 1(4): 141-155.
  23. Alisi, C.S., Ojiako, A.O., Osuagwu, C.G. and Onyeze, G.O.C. (2011).Response Pattern of Antioxidants to Lipid Peroxide Concentration in Carbon Tetrachloride-Induced Hepato-Toxicity is Tightly Logistic in Rabbits. European Journal of Medicinal Plants1(4): 118-129.
  24. Nwaogu, L.A., Agha, N.C., Alisi, C.S. and Ihejirika, C.E. (2011). Investigation on the effect of cassava effluent-polluted soil on germination, emergence and oxidative stress parameters of Telferiaoccidentalis. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences. 1(6): 104-111.
  25. Nwaogu, L.A., Alisi, C.S.,Ibegbulem, C.O., and Iwueke, A.V. (2011). Investigation on the effect of palm oil effluent on the early growth and oxidative stress parameters on Telferiaoccidentalis leaves following chronic exposure. Nigeria Journal of Science and Environment. 10(3): 130-135. 
  26. Ojiako, O.A.; Anugweje, K.; Igwe, C.U., Ogbuji, C.A., Alisi, C.S. and Ujowundu, C.O. (2012). Anti-sickling potential and amino acid profile of extracts from lagenariasphaerica, Mucunapruriens and CucurbitapepovarStyriaca from Nigeria. Journal of Research in Biochemistry. 1:049-055.
  27. Onyema, O.O., Alisi, C.S. and Ihetuge, A.P. (2012). Monosodium glutamate induces oxidative stress and affects glucose metabolism in the kidney of rats. International Journal of Biochemistry Research & Review.2(1): 1-11.
  28. Alisi, C.S. and Abanobi, S.E.(2012). Antimicrobial properties of Euphorbia hyssopifoliaand Euphorbia hirta against pathogens complicit in wound, typhoid and urinary tract infections. International Journal ofTropicalDisaese and Health.2(2): 72-86.
  29. Ojiako, O.A., Anugweje, K., Igwe, C.U., and Alisi, C.S. (2012).Evaluation of the amino acid profile and haemoglobin polymerization inhibition potential of some Nigerian legumes. British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 2(2): 80-88.
  30. Ibegbulem, C.O. Nwaogu, L.A., Alisi, C.S., Igwe, C.U., Egbung, G.E. and Chikezie, P.C. (2012). Anti-aggregation effects of processed yellow and white garriaqueous filtrates on sickle cell trait haemoglobin. Journal of Research in Biochemistry. 1: 047- 052.
  31. Nwoguikpe, R.N., Alisi, C.S.,Ujowundu, C.O. and Emejulu, A.A. (2012). Synergistic effect of some Antisickling agents. Journal of pharmaceutical Sciences. 2(1):18-26.
  32. Ibegbulem, C.O., Alisi, C.S., Nwankpa, P., Amadi, B.A., Agiang, M.A. and Ekam, V.S.(2012). Medicinal values of Elaeisguineensis and Raphiahookeriwines.Journal of Research in Biology 2(6): 589-595.
  33. Nwanyanwu, C.E., Alisi, C.S., Nweke, C.O. and Orji, J.C.(2012).Cell Surface Properties Of Phenol-Utilizing Bacteria Isolated From Petroleum Refinery Wastewater. Journal of Research in Biology. 2(4): 383-391.
  34. Alisi, C. S.,Ojiako, O.A., Anugweje, K.,Igwe, C.U., Ujowundu, C.O., and Okwu, G.N. (2012). Antioxidant Content and Free Radical Scavenging Activity of HoneysApismellifera of Obudu Cattle Ranch Origin.International Journal of Biochemistry Research & Review 2 (4): 164-175.
  35. Okwu, G.N., Onyeze, G.O.C., Nwaoguikpe, R.N., Ihejirika, I.N., Iheanacho, K.M.E. and Alisi, C.S. (2012). Incidence of protein energy malnutrition among pregnant women in Owerri and environs. African Journal of Medical Science. 5(2): 45-51.
  36. Ene, A.C., Obika, C.J., Okwu, G.N., Alisi, C.S. and Edeh, N.G. (2013). In vivo antimalarial effect of methanol and aqueous extracts of Picralimanitida plant parts. Journal of Research in Biochemistry 1(2): 095-105.
  37. Alisi, C.S. and Chikezie P.C. (2014) Assessment of Air Quality and Erythrocyte Oxidative Stress Indicators of Storekeepers of Laboratory/Industrial Chemicals in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. Free Radicals and Antioxidants. 4(1): 67-69.URL
  38. Alisi, P., Buseri, F.I., Alisi, C.S. (2014). Some Blood Cell Changes and Alteration in Renal and Hepatic Function in Pre-eclampsia: A Study in Owerri Nigeria. International Blood Research & Reviews 2(3): 132-139.
  39. Ujowundu, C. O., Ihekweazu, K. L., Alisi, C. S., Ujowundu, F. N. and Igwe, C. U. (2014). Procarcinogens: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Heavy Metal Content in Some Locally Processed Foods in South Eastern Nigeria.British Journal of Applied Science & Technology. 4(1): 249-260.
  40. Alisi, C.S., Asiwe, S.E., Nwoguikpe, R.N., Emejulu, A.A. and Ene, C.E. (2014). Neuroprotective and free radical scavenging potential of some leafy vegetables consumed in the south-eastern Nigeria. Annual Research and Review in Biology. 4(22): 3345 – 3358
  41. Emejulu, A.A., Alisi, C.S.,Asiwe, S.E., Iheanacho, K.M. and Onwuliri, V.A. (2014). Hypolipidemic effect of Irvingagabonensis fruits juice on sodium fluoride induced dyslipidemia in rats. Journ. Bchm. Res. 8(8): 151-157.
  42. Ujowundu, C. O., Ogbonna, C.U., Okwu, G.N., and Alisi, C. S. (2015).Free radicals scavenging and neuroprotective effects of ethanolic leaf extract of combretum zenkeri Annual Research & Review in Biology 6(2): 133-141,
  43. Emejulu, A. A, Alisi, C. S., Asiwe, E. S., Nwogu, L A, Igwe, C. U. and Onwuliri, V. A. (2016). Renal and hepato-protective effect of Irvingiagabonensis juice on sodium fluoride-induced toxicity in wistar rats. Clin. Toxicol. 6:2
  44. Ene A.C., Egbosi N.C., Obika C.J., Ibegbulem C.O., Ujowundu C.O. and Alisi C.S. (2016). In vivo Antiplasmodial Activity of Ethanol and Aqueous Extracts of chamaeand Phyllantusamarus Plants. FUTOJNLS 2 (2): 83-97.
  45. Igwe, C.U., Iheme, C.I., Alisi, C.S., Nwaogu,L.A., Ibegbulem,C.O.,and Ene, A.C. (2016). Lipid proifle and atherogenic predictor indices of albino rabbits administered coconut water as antidote to paracetamol overdose. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine 4 (12), 974-979.
  46. Ogbonna, C.U., Ujowundu, C.O., Okwu, G.N., Emejulu, A.A., Alisi, C.S., and Igwe, K.O. (2016). Biochemical and histological evaluation of benzo [a] pyrene induced nephrotoxicity and therapeutic potentials of Combretum zenkeri leaf extract. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology 10 (41): 873-882.
  47. Obimba, KC., Alisi, C.S., Ozougwu, J.C., Eziuzor, C.S., Obasi, K.U. and Nwufo, K.C. (2016). Microbial, Biochemical and Hematological indices of Antiretroviral (ART) Treatment Naïve Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Seropositive Patients. International Journal of Medicine and Medical Scieces 6 (9), 345-355.
  48. Uche, K.O., Nwachukwu, N.N., Alisi, C. S. and IbegbulemC.O.(2016). Characterisation of Biodiesel Produced Using Domestic Waste Ash as Catalyst in the Transesterification Stage. Waste Technology. 4(1): 36-39.
  49. Ibegbulem, C.O., Alisi, C.S., Nwaogu, L.A., Iheanacho, K.M.E., Peters, G.O. and Oguegbu, I.F.(2016). Effects of Boiling on Concentration Gradients and Equilibrium Potentials of Minerals in Egg-Edible Portions of Free RangeGallus Domesticus.FUTOJNLS. 2(1): 255 – 264.
  50. Iheme, C.I., Nwoguikpe, R.N., Alisi, C.S., Nwaogu, L.A., Ujowundu, C.O., Ukairo, D.I. and Orji, C.E. (2016). Effect of Electromagnetic Radiations (EMR) on Some Soil Physicochemical Parameters, Catalase and Dehydrogenase Activity. IOSR Journal of Environmental Sciences, Toxicology and Food Technology. 10(1): 25-34.
  51. Eke, B. C., Jibiri, N.N., Bede, E.N., Anusionwu, B.C., Orji, C.E. and Alisi, C.S. (2017). Effect of ingestion of microwaved foods on serum anti-oxidant enzymes and vitamins of albino rats. Journal of Radiation Research and Applied Sciences.10: 148-151
  52. Ujowundu, C. O., Igwe, C. U., Alisi, C. S., Nwaogu, L. A., Ogbuagu, H. D. and Onwuliri, V.A.(2017). Detoxification potentials of an alcoholic bitter on carbon tetrachloride-induced oxidative damage in wistar albino rats.African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology 11 (31): 368-376.
  53. Nwanyanwu, C. E., Asiwe, E. S., Alisi, C. S. and Mbachu, A. C. (2017). Toxicity of quarternary mixtures of ciprofloxacin ceftriaxone ampicillin and gentamicin to clinical isolates of escherichiacoli and staphylococcusaureus. FUTOJNLS. 2(1): 255 – 264.
  54. Alisi, C. S., Asiwe, E. S., Chukwuemeka, U. V and Osuji, A. C. (2017). Hypoglycemic and Antihyperlipidemic potentials of ethanolic extract of Artemisia vulgaris. Academic staff union of Polytechnics (ASUP) 1st National Conference book of Proceedings, pp 386-393
  55. Igwe, C. U., Alisi, C. S.,Nwaoguikpe, R. N., Ojiako, A. O. and Onwuliri, V. A. (2017)Relationship between Antisickling Potency of Edible African Plants and their Amino Acid Compositions. Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 32(2): 110-119.
  56. Emejulu, A. A., Alisi, C. S., Onwuliri, V. A. and Awurum, A. P. (2017). Effect of Ethanol Leaf Extract of jatropha Curcason Some Liver and Kidney Function Biomarkers of Normal Rabbits.  FUTOJNLS. 3(2): 213 – 224.
  57. Ojiako, A.O., Ujowundu, C.O., Alisi, C.S., Igwe, C.U. and Ogbuji, C.A. (2018) South Eastern Nigerian Seafood Diet Have Desirable Effects on Biochemical Indices of Experimental Rabbits. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition. ISSN 1680-5194 DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2018.
  58. Alisi, C. S., Asiwe, E. S., Ene, C. A. and Alisi, P.N.(2018). Antioxidant and Free Radical Scavenging Properties of Aqueous Extract of Psidium guajava. FUTOJNLS. 3(2): 161 – 172.
  59. Okorondu, M.M.O., Okorondu, S.I., Alisi, C.S.,and Emejulu, A.A. (2019). Ameliorative Effect OfPsidium Guajava Leaf Extract On Paraquat Induced Renal And Reproductive Hormone Toxicity.  Scientific Research Journal (SCIRJ), 7(4): 46 – 60.
  60. Obinwanne, C. C., Okereke, J. N., Udebuani, A. C., Ozoh, P. T. E., Alisi, C. S. and Opara, F. N.(2019). Some Occupational and Ecotoxicological Hazards Associated with Air Quality in Road Construction Industry, Owerri, South-Eastern Nigeria.FUTOJNLS 5(2): 174 – 200.
  61. Obinwanne, C. C., Okereke, J. N., Udebuani, A. C., Ozoh, P. T. E., Alisi, C. S. and Opara, F. N.(2019). Some Physicochemical and Microbial Properties of Akpou-Ga Nike Spring Water near Asphalt Industry, Enugu, South- Eastern Nigeria..FUTOJNLS 5(2): 201 – 211
  62. Mba,B. A., Alisi, C. S. and Ene, A. C. (2020)Antioxidant Properties and Protective Effect of Aqueous Anti-Ulcer Drug (AQAUD) against Aspirin-induced Gastric Ulcers in Albino Rats Asian Journal of Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3(2): 9-21,ISSN: 2582-3698
  63. Ekeanyanwu, L.E., Alisi, C.S. and Ekeanyanwu, R.C. (2020). Levels of Aflatoxin M1and selected heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Cr, Cu, Zn, Fe, As, and Hg) in the breast milk of lactating mothers in South Eastern, NigeriaFood Control 112: 107150
  64. Alisi, P.Nc.,Ibegbulam, E. O., Eze, E. M., Alisi, C. S. and Jeremiah, Z.A., (2021). Antiretroviral Therapy Immune Function Reinstallation in HIV-infection in Sub Saharan Africa Population. Asian Hematology Research Journal 5(3): 1-11.
  65. Asiwe, E.S., Igwe, C.U., Iheanacho, K.M.E., Onwuliri, V.A., Alisi, C.S., Ezeji-Chigbu,N.G., and Ujowundu, C.O. (2022). Ulcero-protective potential of Ethyl Acetate Fraction of Persea americana seed and Bryophyllumpinnatum leaf binary combinations in indomethacin-induced Gastric Ulcer. Asian Journal of Biochemistry Genetics and Molecular Biology 12(4): 139-153.
  66. Asiwe E. S., Ugenyi, A. U., Enenebeaku, U. E., Opara, P. O., Alisi, C.S., Ekezie, J. (2023) Changes in Hepatic Function Indices in Ulcerated Rats Treated with Persea americana Seed and Bryophyllumpinnatum Leaf Ethyl Acetate Fraction.Trop J Nat Prod Res, 7(9):4084-4091.
  67. Eze, C., Okwu, G. N., Alisi, C. S. (2023) Comparative Study of Antioxidant and Antipyretic Activities of Leaf Extracts of OcimumGratissimumand Gongronema.Latifolium. International Journal of Biochemistry, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology Studies6(1): 30-54.
  68. Alozie, E.U., Iheanacho, K.M.E., Alisi, C.S.,Asiwe E.S., Iweala, E. (2023) Comparative Hepatoprotective Activity of Vernonia amygdalina Leaf Solvent Extracts in Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Rats. Tropical Journal of Natural Product Research 7 (7)