Professor Oliver Olugbuo Njoku

OO Njoku

Professor Oliver Olugbuo Njoku

BS B.Sc.(Hons), MSc, PhD. (Atlanta Georgia USA)
Professor of Zoology and Public Health Parasitology
Department of Biology,
Federal University of Technology, Owerri, [FUTO].
P.M.B.1526.

E-mail: olinjoku2007@yahoo.com

 

SUMMARY OF MY PROFILE

Born on November 14th, 1950, at Emedike Chokoneze, Ezinihite-Mbaise L.G.A Imo State, Nigeria.

He is happily married with children.

*My academic career started in 1976, as a Research Assistant, in the Department of Biology, Atlanta University, Atlanta Georgia, USA. After my Doctorate degree, I was employed as an Assistant Professor, in Department of Biology, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, Tallahassee, USA [1981-1982] and as Assistant Lecturer, at the Department of Applied Biology, Anambra State University of Science &Technology, [ASUTECH], Enugu in 1982. I was promoted to the position of Associate Professor in 1992 at Department of Zoology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, NAU; and also promoted to the rank of Professor of Zoology & Public Health Parasitology in 2001. Generally, I have taught for 42 years, [6years in USA, 28years in NAU and 8years in FUTO]. I have Supervised over 100 undergraduate students, supervised over 50 Post-graduate/Masters-Degree students and as well as supervised over 15 Doctorate Students.

 


EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:

B.Sc. 1975: Hons Biology, Benedict College, Columbia, South Carolina U.S.A.

M.Sc. 1978: Biology (Microbiology), Atlanta University Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

PhD 1981: Zoology, Atlanta University, Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

POSITIONS AND EMPLOYMENT:

*Professor of Zoology, Department of Biology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria (2008-Date);

*Professor of Zoology, Department of Zoology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria (2001-2008);

*Head, Department of Biology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria (2010-2014); 2

External Examiner (Undergraduate and Postgraduate) Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria (2009- 2014)

*External Examiner (Postgraduate) Department of Zoology, University of Nigeria Nsukka (2006-Date);

*Adjunct Professor, Department of Applied Biology, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria;(2006-Date);

*Head, Department of Zoology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria (2003-2006);

*Director, Pre-Science Programme, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria (1999-2002);

*Associate Professor, Department of Zoology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria (1992-2001);

*Head, Department of Applied Biology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria (1994-1996);

*Head, Department of Applied Biology/ Parasitology and Entomology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Nigeria (1992-1993);

*Co-ordinator, Applied Biology Programme, Anambra State University of Science &Technology, Anambra Nigeria (1990-1991);

*Dean, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Anambra State University of Science &Technology, Anambra Nigeria (1988-1990);

*Head, Department of Applied Biology, Anambra State University of Science &Technology, Anambra Nigeria (1985-1987);

*Senior Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria (1984-1992);

*Lecturer I, Department of Applied Biology, Anambra State University of Science &Technology, Enugu, Nigeria (1982-1984);

*Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, Tallahassee, USA (1981-1982);

*Research Assistant, Department of Physiology, Morehouse College of Medicine, Atlanta Georgia, U.S.A (1978-1981);

*Research Assistant, Department of Biology, Atlanta University, Atlanta Georgia U.S.A (1976-1978);

**Served as a Member, Scientific Committee, 7th International Junior Science Olympiad (Nigeria 2010). 3

MEMBERSHIP OF LEARNED/ACADEMIC SOCIETY:

 Member, Nigerian Society for Microbiology;

 Member, Nigerian Society for Biotechnology;

 Member, Science Association of Nigeria;

 Member, New York (U.S.A) Academy of Science;

 Member, Nigerian Society for Parasitology and Public Health;

 Member, Nigerian Zoology Society;

 Member, Environmental Health Officer in Nigeria;

 Fellow, Society for Environmental Health (FSEH).

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

 Cholera Enterotoxin Pathophysiology in mice,

 Malaria in rural and urban settings,

 Gastrointestinal Helminthiasis,

 Lymphatic Filariasis and Schistosomiasis,

 Hookworm infection and Anaemia,

 Onchocerciasis and Trypanosomiasis.

PRIMARY TEACHING AREA

General Zoology, Parasitology, Immunology and Physiology.

AWARDS / HONOURS RECEIVED:

  1. National Dean’s List, U.S.A (1981),
  2. J.H. Birnie Memorial Award, by Atlanta University for Meritorious Achievement in Molecular biology (1978),
  3. M.V. Edds Memorial Award, by Atlanta University for Achievement in Scholastic and Research (1977),
  4. Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges (1974-1975).

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Njoku, O.O. & Alabaronye, F.F.M. [2001]. Urinary schistosomiasis and other helminthic infections among primary school children in Nri, Anambra State. Nigeria. African J. of Sciences. 2(i): 155-166.

Njoku, O.O., Nwajuba, E.C. & Amadi A.N. [2001]. Prevalence of Ringworm infections in Primary School children in Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria. Int. J. of Environmental Health and Human Dev. 2(2): 62-66.

Njoku, O.O., Ezissi, N & Amadi, A.N. [2001]. Observations on bacterial infections of the urinary tract in residents in Onitsha Metropolis, Anambra State. Nigeria. Int. J. of Environmental Health and Human Dev. 2(2):51-61.

Njoku, O.O. & Nweke, L.N. [2000]. Gastro-intestinal helminthiasis among primary school pupils in Urban and Rural communities of Enugu Metropolis, Nigeria. World J. of Biotech 1:39-42.

Njoku, O.O. & Gordon, J. L. [1983]. Separation of cholera enterotoxin-induced mucus secretion from water and electrolyte secretion in rabbit ileum by Acetazolamide, Colchicine, Cycloheximide, Cytochalasin-B and Indomethacin. Digestion 27:174-184.

Ozowara, N.I., Njoku O.O., Odikamnoro, O.O. & Ukuo, C. [2011]. Studies of the prevalence of Schistosoma haematobium infection and the treatment using praziquantel among school children in Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State South East Nigeria. European Journal of Experimental Biology. 1(2):103-108.

Ufele, A.N. & Njoku, O.O. [2009]. Effects of Vitamin C on the pack cell volume of trypanosome infected rats. The Zoologist. 7:219-222.

Ekesiobi, A.O., Igbodika, M.C. & Njoku, O.O. [2008]. Co-infection of malaria and typhoid fever in a tropical community. Animal Research International. 5(3): 888-891.

Ikeh, I.M. & Njoku, O.O. [2003]. Comparative Study on the prevalence of blood groups with respect to Plasmodium infection in Awka, Anambra State. J. of Biomedical Science in Africa. 1:32-37.

Ariboder, D.N., Njoku, O.O., Eneanya, C.I. & Onyali, I.O.[2003]. Studies on the prevalence of malaria and management practices of Azia Community in Ihiala L.G.A Anambra State, South East Nigeria. Nig. J. of Parasit 24:33-38.

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