Education: B.Sc. (Honors) Biochemistry, 1983; M.Sc. Biochemistry, 1989, both from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria; Ph.D. (Trypanosome Biology), The University of Manchester, UK, 1997. Professional Development/Scholarship: Attended many specialized trainings in and outside Nigeria, including those on Vaccinology in Accra, Ghana; Nanomedicine in Pretoria, South Africa; Drug discovery at the Institute of Parasitology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada and Abuja, Nigeria; Parasite Molecular Biology in Kampala, Uganda, and Nairobi, Kenya; Biology of Disease Vectors in Manaus, Brazil; Low Temperature Immunocytochemistry and Quantitation in Biological Electron Microscopy at the University of Oslo, Norway.
Visiting Scholar in many institutions including: Fulbright Senior Research Scholar, West Virginia University, USA; Ellison Medical Foundation Scholar, Global Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, USA; Research Scholar, University of Georgia, Athens, USA, under the Ellison Medical Foundation Training Innovation in Parasitological Studies; UNESCO FELLOW at the University of Georgia, Athens, USA under the UNESCO Molecular and Cell Biology Programme; Visiting Scholar at Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan. Grants/Fellowships: Won 22 grants and fellowships within and outside Nigeria, notably the 5.5 million USD (World Bank) for the establishment of the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology and currently leads the Drug Discovery Division at the Center. Accomplishments: 83 journal publications, 38 conference abstracts 25 of which are at the international level and 5 invited lectures, 1 in South Africa and 4 in the USA. ADMINISTRATION: Pioneer Head of Department of Biochemistry, Director, Global Institute for Bioexploration and current Dean, School of Life Sciences.