Lecturer I, Biochemistry Department

Dr Favour N. Ujowundu

Dr Favour Ntite Ujowundu

Lecturer I

B.Tech., MIN, M.Sc., PhD



Dr Favour N. Ujowundu completed her PhD from the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. She has published more than 30 papers in reputed journals, not excluding co-authoring pages of Practical manuals in the Federal University of Technology Owerri where she obtained her PhD. She has held various academic and administrative positions in different Universities, where she taught Biochemistry in the Faculty of Science and Medicine and both undergraduate and post-graduate students in the Faculty of Pharmacy, Science and Medicine. She is presently a staff of the Department of Biochemistry Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State.


Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Medical Biochemistry  –     2016
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Medical/Clinical Biochemistry   –    2011
  • Proficiency Certificate in Management (NIM)    –    2009
  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) in Biochemistry       –       2007
  • Senior Secondary School Certificate      –      2001
  • First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC)    –     1993

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB)
  • Society for Forensic and Analytical Scientists Nigeria (SFASN)
  • Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science Advisory Board (JAPS)
  • Organization for Women in Science for the Developing Country (OWSD)

Courses Assigned to Teach

BCH 301, BCH 302BCH 303, BCH 401, BCH 411, BCH 403, BCH 507, BCH 309, BCH 312, PGD/BCH 605, PGD/BCH 603, PGD/BCH 607, PGD/BCH 602, PGD/BCH 604, PGD/BCH 608.

Those highlighted are courses coordinated.


  • Lecturer I (CONUASS 4 step 1)
    • Institution: Department of   Biochemistry Eastern Palm University, Ideato, Imo State
    • Duties: Teaching, research and community service
    • Courses Taught at Undergraduate Level
    • General Biology, General Biochemistry, Introductory Chemistry, Enzymology, Toxicology, Endocrinology, Biochemical Techniques, Contemporary Health Issues, Environment & Sustainable Development.


  • PositionLecturer II (CONUASS 3 step 6)
    • Institution: Department of   Biochemistry at Madonna University Nigeria,
    • Duties: Teaching, research and community service
    • Courses Taught at Undergraduate Level
    • General Biochemistry, Nutrition in Health and Diseases, Immunochemistry, Pharmacological Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Biochemical Toxicology, Medicinal Chemistry,
    • Advanced Biochemical Techniques, Biochemical Reasoning, Bioorganic Chemistry, Enzymology, Metabolism of Nucleic Acids, Metabolism of lipids, Metabolism of Proteins, Methods in Biochemistry, Membrane Biochemistry, Metabolism of Carbohydrates, Biosynthesis of Macromolecules, Metabolic Regulation, Industrial Biochemistry.

Research Interest

Ujowundu Favour Ntite is interested in studies that will support her research interest in uncovering the key to the cure of cancer and other health-related issues through the use of plant-derived active constituents.


  1. Ujowundu FN, Oparaeche NN, Odeghe OB, Nduka FO and Ujowundu CO. (2019). Ameliorative effect of Combretum dolichopentalum in CCl4– induced oxidative stress. World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews, 1(1), 09-22. https://www.wjarr.com. DOI:10.30574/wjarr
  2. Ujowundu Favour Ntite, Oparaeche Nathan Ndudi, Ujowundu Cosmas Onyekachi, Nwachukwu Ikenna Ndubuisi, Nwobodo Afoma Maria and Enomfon Okokon Udoh (2019). Methanol Extract of Combretum dolichopentalum Exhibits Broad-spectrum Antimicrobial Effect on Nosocomial Organisms. Asian Journal of Biological Sciences, 12: 557-564. DOI: 10.3923/ajbs.2019.557.564
  3. A.N. Okpogba, A.K. Amah, E.C. Ogbodo, F.N. Ujowundu, O.B. Odeghe, R.A Analike, U.K. Amah, V.N. Oguaka, I. Wopara, E.U. Modo (2019). Assessment of lipid profile levels of chickens (Gallus gallus Domestica) exposed to factory sites in Nnewi, Anambra State, South Eastern Nigeria. IP Journal of Diagnostic Pathology and Oncology. 4(2):107-109. http://doi.org/10.18231/j.jdpo.2019.020
  4. Ujowundu Cosmas Onyekachi, Ajaegbo Eberechukwu Onyinyechukwu, Ujowundu Favour Ntite, Okorie Amka Anna, Onyemuche Shadrack Onyeka, Nwajagu Anthony Ifeanyi and Njoku Mryana Oluchi. 2019. Chemoprotective Potentials of Selected Dietary Supplements in Glyphosate-based Herbicide-induced Nephrotoxicity and Dyslipidemia in Albino Wistar Rats. Asian Journal of Biological Sciences.12:320-327. DOI: 10.3923/ajbs.2019.320.3275
  5. Okechukwu RI, Ujowundu CO, Okika WO, Ujowundu FN and Oparaeche NN. (2019). Extracts of Aloe vera and Allium sativum: potent inhibitors of pathogenic fungi. World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews, 1(2), 01-06.
  6. AN Okpogba, EC Ogbodo, MN Izuogu, AK Amah, DC Ejiofor, I Wopara, FN Ujowundu, C Nwanegwo, EU Modo, CN Chinaka (2019). Assessment of the histopathological effect of factory effluents on the liver and kidney tissues of chickens (Gallus gallus domestica) reared around factory sites in Nnewi Metropolis, Anambra State, Nigeria. Panacea Journal of Medical Sciences. 9(1):3-6. http://doi.org/10.18231/j.pjms.2019.002
  7. Odeghe OB and Ujowundu FN. (2019). Effect of coconut oil supplemented diet on some transferase activity in the plasma and tissues of albino rats. World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews, 1(1), 35-38. https://www.wjarr.com. DOI:10.30574/wjarr
  8. Nwachukwu IN, Amadi ES, Ogwo UC, Umeh SI, Opurum CC, Chinakwe EC, Nwaogwugu NU, Ochiagha IE, Ogbuagu HD, Ujowundu FN (2019). Molecular Screening of Fungal Isolates of Palm Oil from South Eastern Nigeria for Aflatoxin and Ochratoxin Biosynthetic Genes Using Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction (mPCR). Microbiology Research Journal International. 28(5): 1-9, 2019
  9. Ujowundu CO, Nwaogu LA, Ujowundu FN, Oparaeche NN and Ahmed O. Oyarebu, (2018). Hepatotoxicity of Paraquat Dichloride and Ameliorative Effect of Nutritional Supplements. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Journal. Vol. 4: No.3:21. DOI: 10.21767/2471-8084.100070
  10. Okpogba Aloysius Ngozyka, Ogbodo Emmanuel Chukwuemeka, Ugwu Emmanuel Chidiebere, Oguaka Victor Nwabunwanne, Dike C. Charles, and Ujowundu Favour Ntite (2018). Comparative Assessment of Heavy Metal Levels in Chicken (Gallus Gallus Domestica) in Rural (Elele) and Urban (Nnewi) AreasAsian Journal of Science and Technology. 9(11):9056-9059, http://www.journalist.com. ISSN:0976-3376. Available Online at http://www.journalajst.com
  11. A.N. Okpogba, E.C. Ogbodo, J.C.Okpogba, R.A. Analike, A.K. Amah, B.O. Odeghe, F.N. Ujowundu, V.N. Oguaka, C.E. Onyeneke. (2018). Assessment of Kidney Function Status in Chickens (Gallus gallus Domestica) in Rural (Elele) and Urban (Nnewi) Areas. Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research. 6(12): 1048-1052. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.18535/jmscr/v6i12.170, ISSN (e)-2347-176x ISSN (p) 2455-0450.
  12. Ujowundu, F.N. (2017) Determination of Antimicrobial Potentials of Ethanol Extract of Combretum dolichopentalum Leaves by Total Dehydrogenase Activity Assay, International Journal of Pharmacology, Phytochemistry and Ethnomedicine, 8: 27-40, https://doi.org/10.18052/www.scipress.com/IJPPE.8.27
  13. Ujowundu F.N. (2017). In vitro evaluation of free radical-scavenging potentials of ethanol extract of Combretum dolichopentalum leaves. Glob Drugs Therap, 2(6): 1-5,  DOI: 10.15761/GDT.1000137 ISSN: 2399 – 9098.
  14. Ujowundu F.N., Ojiako A.O., Nwaoguikpe R.N., Ujowundu C.O. (2017). Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry and Infra-Red Studies of Bioactive Phytoorganic Components of Combretum dolichopentalum Leaves. Int J Drug Dev & Res, 9: 10-15. ISSN: 0975-9344
  15. Ujowundu FN, Ukoha AI, Ojiako AO, Nwaoguikpe RN (2015) Isola­tion of bioactive phytochemicals in leaves of Combretum dolichopentalum and their hydrogen peroxide scavenging potentials. Pharm Anal Acta 6: 444. DOI:10.4172/21532435.1000444. ISSN: 2153-2435 PAA
  16. Ujowundu FN, Ukoha AI, Ojiako AO, Nwaoguikpe RN (2015) Nutritional characterization of Combretum dolichopentalum Leaves. Biochem Anal Biochem 4: 232.doi:10.4172/2161-1009.1000232. ISSN: 2161-1009
  17. Ujowundu F. N., Ukoha A. I., Ojiako A. O. and Nwaoguikpe R. N. (2015) Gas chromatographic characterization of the flavonoids, alkaloids, saponins, and tannins isolated from C. dolichopentalum leaves. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research. 7(12):1094-1103 ISSN : 0975-7384: CODEN(USA) : JCPRC5.
  18. Ujowundu C.O., Okoye, H.N. Nwaoguikpe, R.N. Belonwu, D.C. Igwe K.O. and Ujowundu F.N(2014). Hepatoprotective effects of crude extracts of tomato and onion in rats exposed to locally processed beef.  International Journal of Biochemistry Research and Review 4(2): 193-203
  19. 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. DOI: 10.9734/BJAST/2014/4668. http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/2200
  20. Ujowundu C. O., L. A. Nwaogu, F. N. Ujowundu and D. C. Belonwu (2013) Effect of Gas flaring on the phytochemical and nutritional composition of Treculia africana and Vigna subterranean. British Biotechnology Journal 3(3): 293-304. DOI: 10.9734/BBJ/2013/3033
  21. Ujowundu, C.O., Nwaoguikpe, R.N., Belonwu, D.C., Ujowundu F.N. and Igwe K.O. Effects of roasted beef based-diet on thyroid hormones and vitamins: the biochemical roles of Lycopersicon esculentum L. and Allium cepa.  Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2013 28(1&2): 59-69. Available online at http://www.nsbmb.org/
  22. Ujowundu C.O., Nwaogu L.A., Igwe K.O., Ujowundu F.N., Belonwu D.C. (2013). Evaluation of the impact of oil and gas pollutants on the chemical composition of Abelmoschus esculentus Moench and Pterocarpus mildbraedii Harms. Journal of Research in Biology 3(3): 8611-869, http://jresearchbiology.com/documents/RA0327.pdf.
  23. Ujowundu CO, Kalu FN, Nwaoguikpe RN, Ibegbulem CO and Igwe KO (2013). Thyroid hormone metabolism in diesel petroleum induced hormonal changes and the effect of indigenous Nigerian spices in rats. Journal of Research in Biochemistry. 1(2): 086-094, http://www.jbiochemistry.com documents/BC0017.pdf.
  24. Ujowundu C.O., Kalu, F.N., Nwaogu L.A. Ezeji E.U. and Igwe K.O.(2012). Management of changes in liver chemistry in male rats acutely exposed to crude petroleum oil. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science. 02 (06); 116-120. DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2012.2604
  25. Ujowundu, C.O., Kalu, F.N., Igwe C.U., Agha, N.C. and Igwe, K.O. (2012). Biochemical studies on the amelioration of petroleum product intoxication with indigenous plants.  International Journal of Biochemistry Research and Review 2(2): 87-97. http://dx.doi.org/10.9734/ijbcrr
  26. Ujowundu C.O., Kalu F.N., Nwaoguikpe R.N., Okechukwu R. I. and Ihejirika C.E. (2012) The antioxidative potentials of Gongronema latifolium on diesel petroleum induced hepatotoxicity. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science. .02 (01); 90-94. ISSN: 2231-3354
  27. Ujowundu, C.O. Kalu, F.N. Nwaoguikpe, R.N. Igwe, K.O., Okechukwu R.I. and  Ezejiofor T.I.N. (2011). Salt iodization and thyroid function of pregnant women in early pregnancy in Owerri southeast Nigeria. International Research Journal of Biochemistry and Bioinformatics. 1(10): 248-256. Available @ http://www.interesjournals.org/IRJBB  (ISSN-2250-9941) © 2011 International Research Journals.
  28. Kalu F.N., Ogugua V.N., Ujowundu C.O. and Chinekeokwu C.R.K (2011) Phytochemical composition and acute toxicity study on aqueous extract of Combretum dolichopentalum Leaf in Swiss Albino Mice, Res. J. Chem. Sci., 1(8), 72-75.
  29. Ujowundu C.O., Kalu F.N., Nwaoguikpe R.N., Kalu O.I., Ihejirika C.E., Nwosunjoku E.C. Okechukwu R.I. (2011) Biochemical and physical characterization of diesel oil-contaminated soil in Southeastern Nigeria. Res. J. Chem. Sci., 1(8), 57-62. E-ISSN: 2231 – 606X
  30. Kalu F.N., Ogugua V.N., Ujowundu C.O., and Nwaoguikpe R.N. (2011). Aqueous extract of Combretum dolichopentalum leaf – a potent inhibitor of carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatotoxicity in rats. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science. 01(10):114-117. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/289068497
  31. Ujowundu C.O., Nwokedinobi N., Kalu F.N., Nwaoguikpe R.N. and Okechukwu R.I. (2011). Chemoprotective potentials of Ocimum gratissimum in diesel petroleum induced hepatotoxicity in albino Wistar rats. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science. 01 (10): 56-61. ISSN: 2231-3354
  32. Ujowundu C. O., Kalu F. N., Nwosunjoku E. C., Nwaoguikpe R. N., Okechukwu R. I. and Igwe K. O. (2011) Iodine and inorganic mineral contents of some vegetables, spices and grains consumed in Southeastern Nigeria. African Journal of Biochemistry Research Vol. 5(2):57-64,  Available online at http://www.academicjournals.org/AJBR. ISSN 1996-0778 ©2011 Academic Journals. Full-Length Research Paper
  33. Ujowundu C. O., Kalu F. N., Emejulu A. A., Okafor O. E., Nkwonta C. G. and Nwosunjoku E. C. (2010) Evaluation of the chemical composition of Mucuna Utilis leaves used in herbal medicine in Southeastern Nigeria. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 4(11) 811-816, Available online http://www.academicjournals.org/ajpp
  34. Ujowundu, C.O., Kalu F.N. and Nwosu Njoku E. C. (2010).Thyroid Function and Urine Iodine of Pregnant Women in Owerri, Nigeria. Nig. J. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 25 (2): 91 – 97, ISSN 0189-4757 Available online at http://www.njbmb.researchjournals.org
  35. Ujowundu Cosmas O., Favour N. Kalu, Okafor E. Ogechukwu, Comfort N. Agha, Chinwe S. Alisi, Reginald N. Nwaoguikpe (2010). Evaluation of the chemical composition of Dacryodes edulis (G.Don) seeds. Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci., 4(4): 1225-1233. Available online at http://ajol.info/index.php/ijbcs
  36. Ujowundu C.O., Ukoha A. I., Agha C.N., Nwachukwu N., Igwe K.O. and Kalu F.N(2010). Effects of potassium iodate application on the biomass and iodine concentration of selected indigenous Nigerian vegetables. African Journal of Biotechnology. 9(42): 7141-7147.. http://www.academicjournals.org/AJB ISSN 1684–5315 ©2010 Academic Journals.