Miss Cynthia Kelechi Akaluka

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Miss Cynthia Kelechi Akaluka

Miss Akaluka

Assistant Lecturer

E-mail: reachkaysea@yahoo.com

Profile

Microbiologists have been faced with many exciting and important challenges such as finding new ways to identify and combat diseases, use microorganisms in biogas production as well as reduce pollution. Miss Akaluka has a keen interest in employing microorganisms in bioremediation to reduce pollution and in the biotransformation of waste into beneficial materials for agriculture. She is also interested in the use of natural sources as alternatives to synthesized antibiotics in the treatment of diseases.

 


Academic and Professional Qualification

  • Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State (2008/2009).
  • Master of Science MSc. –   FUTO

Honours

  • Mrs Margret Nwaiwu’s prize for the Best Graduating Student of the Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria (2008/2009).
  • Federal University of Technology Owerri Women Association (FUTOWA) prize for the Best Graduating Female Student in Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria (2008/2009).
  • Dean’s prize for the Best Graduating Student in School of Science, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria (2008/2009).
  • University’s prize for the overall Best Graduating Student at Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria (2008/2009).

Publications

Braide, W., Oranusi, S. U., Akaluka, C. K., Nwaoguikpe, R. N., Akobondu, C. I. and Peter-Ikechukwu, N. I. (2012). Antibacterial Efficacy of Crude and Diluted Honey on Four Wound Isolates. Global Advanced Research Journal of Microbiology. 1(1):001-004.

Working Experience

  • Assistant Laboratory Technologist (NYSC), Department of Microbiology, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State (March 2011-July 2011).
  • Assistant Microbiologist (Industrial Training), Fidson Healthcare Plc, 38 Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Sango-Ota, Ogun State (June 2008-December 2008).

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