The Association of African Biomedical Scientists

List of AABS Members

The Association of African Biomedical Scientists (AABS) has developed this voluntary listing of AABS members to facilitate networking of members, in pursuit of the aspirations of AABS
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Momoh Yakubu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept of Environmental Sci & Tech, Sr. Scientist
Center for Cardiovascular Diseases
Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne Ave, 104 Gray Hall
Houston, TX 77004, USA
Phone:  713-313-4231
Fax:      713-313-4342
Research interest: Regulation of Cerebral Microcirculation – hemorrhage-induced cerebral vasospasm. Central Control of Blood pressure
E-mail:  yakubu_ma@tsu.edu

Vincent K. Tsiagbe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Asst. Dean for Pre-Dental Programs Department of Oral Biology
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
MSB C-636, 185 South Orange
Newark, NJ 07103, USA
Phone: (973) 972-2612
Fax:     (973)-2972-0045
Research interest:  Immunology – germinal center-derived lymphomas; periodontal immunology
E-mail: tsiagbvk@umdnj.edu

Sunny E. Ohia, Ph.D.
Professor
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Texas Southern University
Hannah Hall, Suite 305
3100 Cleburne Street
Houston, TX 77004, USA
Phone:   713-313-4450
Research interest: Ocular pharmacology
E-mail: ohiase@tsu.edu


Thomas V. Fungwe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chairman
Department of Nutritional Sciences,
Division of Allied Health sciences
College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences
516 Bryant Street, Rm 325, NW, Annex I
Howard University
Washington DC 20059
Phone: 703-305-0101
Research interest: Cardiovascular disease, Obesity and type two diabetes  mellitus;Geriatric nutrition
E-mail:  thomas.fungwe@howard.edu

Mohamed A. Bayorh, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Pharmacology
Morehouse Sch. of Medicine
720 Westview Drive, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30310-14595, USA
Phone: 404-752-1714/2714
Fax: 404-752-1164
Research Interest:  Role of RASS hypertension

Adebayo Oyekan DVM, PhD.
Professor and Director, Center for Cardiovascular Diseases
Director, Center for Health Disparities Research in HIV and Cardiovascular Diseases
Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne Avenue
Houston TX 77004
Phone:  713-313 4258
Fax:     (713) 313-4342
Research interest: Cardiovascular pharmacology – hypertension
E-mail:      oyekan_ao@tsu.edu


Basil O. Ibe, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
LA Biomed at Harbor-UCLA Medical center
Torrance, CA 90502, USA
Phone: 310-222-1966
Fax:      301-222-3887
Research interest: Pulmonary biochemistry & lung development
ibe@labiomed.org

Sunny O. Awe, Ph.D.
Pharmacologist
Division of Medical Imaging & Hematology Products, FDA,
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, USA
Tel: 301-796-2122
Fax: 301-796-9847
Research interest:  Environmental Cardiology
E-mail: Sunday.Awe@Fda.hhs.gov

Robert Tackey, Ph.D.
Technical Manager
Biological Research
The L’Oreal Institute for Ethnic Hair & Skin Research
2101 South Wabasch Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616, USA
Alternate Address:
2101 South Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
Research Interest:  Skin Biology
E-Mail:  rtackey@rd.us.loreal.com


Ayotunde  S. O. Adeagbo, Ph.D.
Professor
The Commonwealth Medical College
Basic Sciences Department
501 Madison Avenue
Tobin Hall Suite 208
Scranton, PA  18510, USA
Phone:   570-687-9704
Fax:       570-504-9660
Research interest: Roles of endothelial-derived factors in the pathophysiology of hypertension, diabetes mellitus and aging
E-mail: aadeagbo@tcmedc.org

Okezie I Aruoma, MBA PhD DSc CChem FRSC FACN
Professor
American University of Health Sciences
1600 East Hill Street
Signal Hill, CA 90755, USA
Telephone: 562 988 2278
Fax:             562 988 1791
Research Interests:  Nutraceuticals and   neurodegeneration; chronicinflammation; oxidative stress antioxidant mechanisms; neuroprotection, and biopharmacy.
E-mail: oaruoma@auhs.edu

 Kunle Odunsi, MD, Ph.D.
Professor
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Elm & Calton Streets
Buffalo, New York 14263
Phone:   716-845-8376
Fax:        716-845-7608
Research interest:  Tumor Immunology; Gynecologic oncology
E-Mail:
kunle.odunsi@roswellpark.org


Benon E. Mugabe, Ph.D.
Research interest:  Development and Validation of Computational Toxicology Tools for Food Safety Assessment
E-mail: rbenonmugabe@gmail.com

Oluyinka O. Olutoye, MD, Ph.D.
Department of Surgery
Pediatric Surgery Division
Baylor College of Medicine,
Texas Children’s Hospital
CCC 650.00
6621 Fannin St, USA
Houston Texas, 77030-2399
Phone:     832-822-3873
Fax:         832-825-3141
Research Interests:  Mechanisms of wound healing; Pediatric Surgery, Fetal Surgery
Email: oolutoye@bcm.edu

Mabayose. A. Oriowo, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Kuwait University
P. O. Box 24923, Safat 13110
Kuwait.
Research interest: Autonomic/autocoid pharmacology
E-mail: oriowo@yahoo.com


Adebola C. Fabiyi, D.Phil.
2525 Dupont Ave
Irvine, CA 92612, USA
Phone:  714-246-2592
Fax:
Research Interests:  Biomedical research
E-mail: a.fabiyi@yahoo.com

Olugbenga Obajimi Adebawo, PhD
Department of Chemical and Environmental Sciences
Babcock University
Ilishan-Remo
Ogun State
NIGERIA
Phone:2341-0803-249-8563
Research interest: Nutrition biochemistry and microbial genetics
E-mail; ooadebawo@yahoo.co.uk

Charlotte A. Smith-Baker, Ph.D.
11800 City Park
Central Ln # 732
Houston, Tx 77047, USA
Phone:   832-428-3542
Fax:
Research Interests:  Forensic and environmental toxicology
E-mails: mithbakerca@tsu.edu


Nazarius S. Lamango, Ph.D.
College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
FAMU
Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA
Phone:   850-412-7377
Fax:
Research Interests:  Cancer and medicinal chemistry
E-mail: nazarius.lamango@FAMU.edu

Edward O. Ojuka, Ph.D.
Sports Science Institute
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Phone:   +27-21-650-4576
Fax:        +27-21-686-7530
Research Interests:  Exercise Metabolism, Nutrient effects; Molecular mechanisms of type II diabetes
E-mail: Edward.Ojuka@uct.ac-za

Muhammad Kabiru Dallatu
Department of Chemical Pathology
Sch. Of Medical Laboratory Sciences
College of Health Scienced
Usumanu Dafodiyo University
Sokoto, Nigeria
Phone:   08065457656
Fax:
Research Interests:  Diabetes Mellitus; ROS
E-mail: mkdl2000@yahoo.com


Olubunmi Abiola Magbageola, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Biochemistry
College of Medicine
Univ of Lagos
IDI-ARABA
Lagos, NIGERIA
Phone:
Fax:
Research Interests:   Endocrine Biochemistry / Reproductive Biology
E-mail:   diolu18@yahoo.com

Gbemisola Morovnke Saibu, Ph.D.
Cancer research group (CRG)
Cell and Molecular Biology lab
Department of Biochemistry
Lagos State University
P. M.B 0001, LASU post office
Ojo, Lagos,Nigeria
Phone:   +234-8024347986
Cell:   +234-8024347986
Fax:
Research Interests:   Cell Biology-Natural Products; Cancer Research
E-mail:   ronkesaibu@gmail.com

 Augustine Nkembo, MS
3755 Forsyth Way
Phone:   850 561-2752
Research Interests:  Pancreatic cancer and nanoparticles formation E-mail: augustine.nkembo@famu.edu


Ngozi Agu, Ph.D.
Center for cardiovascular diseases
3100 Cleburne St.
Houston, Tx 77004, USA
Phone:   713-885 1223
Fax:
Research Interests:  Pharmacy, cardiovascular drugs
E-mail: ugadaiz@yahoo.com

Adebowale Adebiyi, Ph.D.
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Department of Physiology, NaOsh Research Building
894 Union Avenue,
Memphis, TN 38163, USA
Phone:    (901) 448‐1868
Fax:        (901) 448‐7126
Research Interests:  Regulation of arterial contractility by ion channels, scaffolding proteins, and intracellular calcium signals
Email: aadebiyi@uthsc.edu

Jacinta C. Uzoigwe, MD, MS, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow
Jacinta C. Uzoigwe, MD, MS, Ph.D
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Research Affairs
Grand Forks, ND  58202, USA
Phone:    701-205-6329
Fax:
Research Interests:   Breast cancer
E-mail:   jacintauzoigwe@yahoo.com


Chrispinus Mulambalah, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medical Parasitology
Head of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology Department
School of Medicine
College of Health Sciences
Moi University
P. O. Box 4606 – POSTCODE 30100
Eldoret, Kenya
Phone:   +254721347269
Fax:        +254-056-30784
Research Interests:  Molecular mechanisms of parasitic disease development and intervention
Email: csmulambalah@gmail.com

Felix Amisah, Ph.D.
1106 Sandler Ridge Road
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Phone:   850-2286817
Fax:
Research Interests:   Cancer, Neurodegeneration, Cardiovascular
E-mail:   felix1.amissah@famu.edu

Azeez A. Aileru, Ph.D.
115 South Chestnut St.
Windston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone:   +336-761-5899
Fax:        +336-761-2239
Research Interests:  Neuroscience
Email: alleru.a@wssu.edu


Isaac O. Akinyele, Ph.D.
Dept. of Human Nutrition
University of Ibadan
Ibadan, Nigeria
Phone:   +234-802-351-7157
Fax:
Research Interests:  Food Composition; Functional Foods
Email: olu_akins@yahoo.com

Saheed Adekunle Amuda, MS.
4209 S. Indiana Ave
Chicago, IL 60653
Phone:
Fax:
Research Interests:  Gastrointestinal inflammation due to shock or trauma
Email: realportable@yahoo.com

Theresa A. John, Ph.D.
Dept. of Pharmacology
Lagos State University College of Medicine
1, Oba Akinjobi Way
GRA, Ikeja
P.M.B. 21266
Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
Phone: +234-702-833-8910
Research Interest:  Ethnopharmacology; Endothelial Cell; Nitric Oxide
E-mail: theresaadebola@yahoo.com


Moses K. Donkor, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
2500 E. Dean Keeton
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Texas at Austin
MBB 3.312
Austin, TX 78712
Phone:  512-232-4105
Research Interests:  Tumor Immunology, Immunosuppression, Therapeutic antibody engineering
Email: mdonkor@austin.utexas.edu

Omolola Elizabeth Omotosho, Ph.D.
Graduate Student
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Covenant University
P.M.B 1023
Km. 10 Ideroko Road, Ota
Nigeria
Phone:   234 (0) 803-428-9892
Fax:
Research Interests:  Biophysical Chemistry; Food & Nutritional Biochemistry
Email: lola.omotosho@covenantuniversity.edi.ng

Olukemi Oyelola, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Chemical Science Dept.
School of Sciences
Yaba College of Technology
Yaba,
Nigeria
Phone:  234-802-400-7013
Research Interests:  Environmental Pollution
Email: kemsol56@yahoo.com


Immaculata Oyemi Banjoko, MS
Dept. of Food Technology
Yaba College of Technology
Lagos
Nigeria
Phone:  234-802-318-9858
Research Interests:  Nutrition
Email: yemibanjo@yahoo.com

Stella Cheneye Nworie, MS
Graduate Student
Dept. of Biochemistry
College of Medicine
University of Lagos, Idi-Amba Campus
Nigeria
Phone:  234-803-334-9020
Research Interests:  Nutrition & Molecular Reproduction
Email: stellanwoke@yahoo.com   

Adeolu A. Adedapo, DVM, Ph.D
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Univ. of Ibadan
Nigeria
Phone:  234-816-274-6222
Research Interests: Cardiovascular/Renal Pharmacology; Natural Product Toxicity
Email: aa.adedapo@ui.edu.ng


Osaretin Albert Taiwo Ebuehi, Ph.D.
Professor & Head
Dept.of Biochemisty
College of Medicine
Univ. of Lagos
PBM 12003 Lagos
Nigeria
Phone:  234-803-306-0620
Research Interests:  Neurobiochemistry; nutritional biochemistry; nutrigenomics
Email: ebuehi@yahoo.com

Miriam N. Igwo-Ezikpe
Dept. of Biochemistry
College of Medicine
Univ. of Lagos
Lagos
Nigeria
Phone:  234-803-727-6898
Research Interests:  Environmental Biochemistry
Email: mimiigwo@yahoo.co.uk   

Blessing Onyegeme-Okerenta, Ph.D
Postdoctoral Fellow
Faculty of Chemical Sciences
College of Natural & Applied Science
University of Port Harcourt
Nigeria
Phone:  234-803-520-1039
Research Interests:             Drug discovery & Natural Antibiotics
Email: minaemy@yahoo.co.uk   


Yinusa Raji, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology
College of Medicine
University of Ibadan,
Nigeria
Tel:  +234-802-326-3626
Research Interests:  Reproductive Physiology and Developmental Programming
Email: yinusaraji@gmail.com

Mathew Oluwale Abatan, MS, Ph.D., DVM
Pan African University Institute of Life and Earth Sciences
(including Health and Agriculture) (PAULESI)
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
University of Ibadan
NigeriaTel:  +234-803-350-3124
Research Interests: Toxicology
Email: woleabatan@gmail.com

Olusegun A. Fagbohun, Ph.D., DVM
Department of Veterinary Medicine
University of Ibadan
Nigeria
Tel:  +234-810-712-8206
Research Interests: Virus protein based therapeutic gene/drug delivery to cancer cells
Email: Fagbooa@tigermail.auburn.edu


Olabisi Olufunmilayo Ogunrinola, Ph.D.
P. O. Box 632
Otto-Uanikin, Post Office
Lagos, Nigeria
Tel:  +234-803-320-4496
Research Interests: Cardiovascular and Biochemical Toxicology
Email: ooogunrinola@yahoo.com

Adedoja Dorcas Wusu,  Ph.D.
Biochemistry Departmnent
P. O. Box 0001 Legos State
Ojo Lagos, Nigeria
Tel:  +234-802-658-5027
Research Interests: Cardiovascular and Biochemical Toxicology
Email: dorcaswusu@yahoo.com

Florence C. Nwinyi, DVM, MSc, Ph.D
Department of Vet. Pharmacology and Toxicology
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
University of Abuja
Abuja, Nigeria.
P.O Box 5443 Garki
Abuja, Nigeria
Tel:   +234-802-321-5755
Research Interests: Drug discovery and drug safety
Email: fchyme@yahoo.co.uk


Akinola Alada, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences
Professor of Physiology
Dept. of Physiology
College of Medicine
University of Ibadan
Ibadan, NigeriaTel:   +234-802-329-1617
Research Interests: Endocrinology & Metabolism
Email: akinalada@gmail.com

Ya Fatou Njie-Mbye, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne Street
Houston, TX 77004
Tel: 713-313-7429
Fax: 713-313-1999
Research Interests:  Ocular neuropathies
Email: njiey@tsu.edu

Hammed A. Olanrewaju, Ph.D.
123-C Helen Cir
Starkville, MS 39759
Tel:   +662-320-7634
Research Interests: Stress physiology
Email: Hammed.Olanrewaju@ars.usda.gov


Magaji G Taura, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Department of Anatomy
College of Health Sciences
Bayero University Kano
Tel: +2348063790273
Research Interests:  Neuroanatomy, Biological Anthropology, Stem Cells
Email: mg_taura@yahoo.com

Temidayo Olutayo Omobowale, Ph.D., DVM
Department of Vet. Medicine
University of Ibadan
Ibadan, Nigeriaa
Tel:   +234-805-614-4373
Research Interests: Cardiorenal Disease
Email: bukitayo_omobowale@yahoo.com

Sunny O. Abarikwu Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry
University of Port Harcourt
Choba, Nigeria
Tel:   +234-803-0505464
Research Interests: Toxicology; Chemoprevention; Reproductive Biology
Email:   abarikwus@gmail.com


Olumuyiwa Abiola Adejumobi, Ph.D.,  DVM
Department of veterinary Medicine
University of Ibadan
Ibadan, Oyo State
Nigeria
Tel:   +234-803-3728003
Research Interests:
Email: muyenko@yahoo.com

Adewale Oluwaseum Fadaka, MS
Bichemistry Department
College of Medicine
Unuversity of Legos
Legos, Nigeria
Tel:   +234-803-924-2052
Research Interests:  Cancer Research: /Gene Regulation & Expression
Email: silvernonferous@yahoo.com

Babajide A. Ojo, MS
Doctoral Student/Grad Teaching Asst,
301 Human Sciences
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74045
Tel:   +405-332-3029
Research Interests:  Modulation of gut immune cells by functional foods in models of obesity
Email: babajide.ojo@okstate.edu


Edward Niyonsaba, BS
9 Northridge Dr
Conway, AR 72035
Tel:   +501-339-7132
Research Interests:  Pharmaceutics
Email: niyoward@gmail.com       

Odunayo I. Azeez, MS, DVM

Dept. of Veterinary Physiology
University of Ibadan
Ibadan, Nigeria
Tel:   +234-803-728-4422
Research Interests:  Inflammation; Lipid & Metabolic Disorders
Email: odunayoazeez@yahoo.com

Murtala B. Abubakar, MBBS, MSc
Human Genome CenterSchool of Medical Sciences
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus
16150 Kubang Kerian-Malaysia
Tel:   +6 (0) 97676797
Research Interests:  Physiological Genomics
Email: murtalaabubakar704@gmail.com       


Ademola A. Oyagbemi
Department of Veterinary Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
University of Ibadan,Oyo State
Nigeria
Phone: +234-80-33639776
Fax: 02-810-3043
Research Interests:
E-mail: ademolaoyagbemi@yahoo.com

Leah Bush
3100 Cleburbe St.
Gray Hall Rm 222
Houston TX 77004
Tel:    713-313-7572
Research Interests: Pharmacological role of hydrogen sulfide in the eye
Email: lemwjb@gmail.com

Jenaye Robinson, BS
3100 Cleburne
Gray Hall 222
Houston, TX 77004, USA
Tel:  +713-313-7572
Research Interests: Ocular neuropharmacology
Email: robinsonjd@tsu.edu


Tolu Makinde, Ph.D.
5757 Preston View Blvd. Apt# 168
Dallas TX 75240, USA
Tel:    214-593-0534
Research Interests: Efficacy of AMPK activators in the preservation of energy charge during hemorrhagic shock- Drug targets in
acute myeloid leukemia
Email: tlmakinde@gmail.com

Temitope C. Oyesile, MD, Ph.D.
Acelity – Clinical Operations Consultant
San Antonio, Texas
Adjunct Professor
College of Graduate & Professional Studies
University of New England, Portland ME
Tel: (210) 723 2004
Research Interests: Clinical trials pharmaceutical; public health: infectious disease forecasting, and obesity studies.
Email: tcoyesile@yahoo.com

Goodness Esther Bankule, MS
Graduate student
Covenant University
Chuananland, Ota
Nigeria
Tel:   +243-706-093-3754
Research Interests:  Clinical Biochemistry
Email: bankohgoodness@yahoo.com

Ibiyemi Ibilola Olatunji-Bello, Ph.D
Professor of Physiology
Department of Physiology
Lagos State University College of Medicine
Ikeja, Lagos
Nigeria
Tel:     +2348034004236
Research Interests:  Endocrinology and reproduction with interest in medicinal plants and drug development
Email: yemi2bello@yahoo.comibiyemi.olatunji@lasucom.edu.ng

Patrick Osei-Owusu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology & Physiology
Drexel University
College of Medicine
245 North 15th Street, Mail Stop 488
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1192
Phone:   215-762-4145
Fax:       215-762-2299
Research interest:   G-protein signaling and RGS proteins in cardiovascular system
Email: Patrick.Osei-Owusu@drexelmed.edu