Ifeyinwa Celestina Mgbemena

Mgbemena, Ifeyinwa Celestina

Senior Lecturer



Mgbemena Ifeyinwa Celestina is a senior lecturer in the Department of Biotechnology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri.  She read zoology and Environmental Health Biology with a major in parasitology.  She is currently researching on the use of indigenous plants for the control of vectors with a view to eliminating the hazards associated with the use of chemicals.  She has published widely in her research area of Parasitology and Environmental Health especially on vector-borne diseases like malaria, onchocerciasis and other tropical diseases in both local and international journals.  She is a member of Parasitology and Public Health Society of Nigeria (PPSN), Zoology Society of Nigeria (ZSN), Biotechnology Society of Nigeria, Society for Occupational Safety and Environmental Health(SOSEH) and Organization for Women in Science in Developing Countries (OWSD).

Academic/Professional  Qualifications

  • B.Sc, 1992, Zoology, UNN.
  • M.Sc, 2002, Environmental Health Biology, FUTO.
  • Ph. D, 2010, Environmental Health Biology, FUTO.

Research Interests

  • Parasitic Diseases/Epidemiology
  • Medicinal Plants
  • Environmental Management
  • Vector Control

Other Experience

  • Federal Polytechnic Nekede (Part-Time Lecturer), 2011-2015
  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Department of Biotechnology, 2005  -  Date.


  • Mgbemena, I.C; Ezea, C. O; Ebe, T. E; Udensi, U. J; Nwachukwu, A. A; Nzenwa, D. C.; and Nwannah, A. L. (2016). Asymptomatic malaria among students of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri(FUTO), Imo State, Nigeria. Issues in Biological Sciences and Pharmaceutical Research,.4(6), 50-57.

  • Mgbemena Ifeyinwa Celestina (2016). Microbiological Quality Of Sachet And Bottled Water Produced And Marketed Around Federal University Of Technology Owerri (Futo), Imo State, Nigeria. Academic Journal of Science,: 05(01):459–470

  • Mgbemena, I. C; Ebe T; Nnadozie, A. I; Ekeanyanwu, K. K.(2015). Repellent Activities Of The Methanolic Leaf Extracts Of Moringa Oleifera And Stachytarpheta Indica Against Aedes Aegypti Mosquito. Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences (IOSR-JPBS) Volume 10, Issue 4 Ver. II: 77 – 81

  • Mgbemena, I. C; Ebe, T; Nnadozie, A. I, and Iloanya, U. C. (2015). Bacteriological And Parasitological Assessment Of Fresh Meat Marketed In Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences (IOSR-JPBS), Volume 10, Issue 4 Ver. II:71-76

  • Mgbemena, I. C, Ezea, C. O, Azuwike, C. 1 and Nnadozie, A. I(2015). Prophylactic Potential of Lemon Grass and Neem as Antimalarial Agents. Elixir Biosciences 84(2015) 34019-34022.

  • Mgbemena, I. C, Adjeroh, L. A. & Ebe, T.(2015). The sampling of Adult Mosquito Using Human Bait Method, Spray-Sheet Method and the CDC Light Trap. Global Journal of Agriculture, Health and Health Science (J.B.A.H.S) 4 (2):142 -150.

  • Mgbemena, I. C. (2015). Phytochemical screening and antibacterial activities of aqueous and methanol extracts of jetropha curcas Analele Universităţii din Oradea, Fascicula Biologie), 22(2) :52 – 56..

  • Mgbemena, I. C. (2013). Comparative Study on the Use of Microscopy and Rapid Diagnostic Test Methods in Malaria Parasite Examination. International Journal of Applied Research and Technology, 2(1): 159 – 164.

  • Mgbemena, I. C., Ebe, T., Adjeroh, L. A. and Mbakwe, O. L. (2012). Prevalence of Intestinal parasites in HIV Patients in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. International Journal of Applied Research and Technology, 1(8), 113 – 118.

  • C. Mgbemena; U.J. Udensi; J. Nnokwe; R.K. Obi and E. A. Ogbonna (2012). Antibiotics Sensitivity of Bacterial Pathogen Isolated from Tilapia in Aquaculture systems in Owerri, Imo State. Journal of Aquatic Sciences, 27(1):15 – 22.

  • C. Mgbemena, J.C. Nnokwe, L.A. Adjeroh and N.N. Onyemekara. (2012). Resistance of Bacteria Isolated from Otamiri River to Heavy Metals and Some Selected Antibiotics. Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 4(5): 551-556.

  • Mgbemena; I. J. Okechukwu1; N. N. Onyemekara and J. C. Nnokwe. (2012). Physicochemical and microbial characterization of Somberiro Siver in Ahoada east Local Government Area, Rivers State, Nigeria. International Journal of Biosciences (IJB) 2(8), 36-44.

  • Opara, F. N.; Anuforo, H. U.; Okechukwu, R.I.; Mgbemena, I.C.; Akujobi, C.O.and Adjero, A. (2012). Preliminary Phytochemical Screening and Antibacterial Activities of Leaf Extracts of Terminalia Catappa. Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS) 3 (3): 424-428.

  • Ifeyinwa Celestina MGBEMENA, Tochi EBE. (2012). Distribution and occurrence of mosquito species in the municipal areas of Imo State, Nigeria. Analele UniversităŃii din Oradea - Fascicula Biologie, XIX, Issue: 2: 93-100

  • Mgbemena, L. A. Adjeroh, F. N. Opara, D. Ezeagwuna, T. Ebe. (2012). Seasonal variation and relative abundance of drainage breeding mosquito species in Imo State, Nigeria. International Journal of Biosciences, (IJB), 2(8): 23-35.

  • Ezeagwuna, DA; Ekejindu, IM; Onyido, AE; Nnamah, NK; Oli, AN; Mgbemena, IC; Ogolo, BC and Orji, N. (2012). Efficacy of Artesunate in the Treatment of Urinary Schistosomiasis in an Endemic Area in Anambra State, Nigeria. International Research Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 2(1): 34 – 39.

  • Okechukwu R. I., Onyedineke N. E., Mgbemena I. C., Opara F. N. And Ukaoma A. A. (2012). Inhibition of Pathogenic Microorganisms by Ethnobotanical Extracts of Fruit Peels of Musa Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science, 02 (04); 2012: 01-03.

  • RI, Okechukwu; IC, Mgbemena; NA, Tony Egboka; CO, Azuwuike; LA, Adjeroh and FN, Opara(2011). Microorganisms associated with fermented and non- fermented African oil bean ‘Ugba’ Pentaclethra microphylla Current Trends in Microbiology, Research Trends, 87 – 92.

  • Ebe TE, Mgbemena IC, Njoku JD, Ihejirika CE, Emeribe E and Edward KC (2012). Remediation of crude oil polluted soil in Otuogidi town in Bayelsa State of Nigeria using poultry manure. Journal of Research in Biology, 2(6): 544-548

  • Mgbemena, IC; Obiajuru, C; Onyedineke, N; Ebe,T, Okeke, UE and Udensi, UJ (2011). Evaluation of Bacterial and Parasitic Load of Clarias species from River Niger and an Artificial Habitat in Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Parasitology, (Parasitology and Public Health Society of Nigeria), 32(1), 117 -122.

  • Mgbemena, I.C. (2010). Comparative Evaluation of Larvicidal Potentials of Three Plant Extracts on Aedes aegyti. Journal of American Science, 6(10), 435 – 440.

  • Opara, F.N and Mgbemena, I.C.(2009). Onchocerciasis: Skin Lesions in Amaokpu in Nike, Enugu North L.G.A, Enugu State, Nigeria. International Journal of Research in Bioscience, (3)1, 94 – 99.

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