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Dr. Josiah Asime Lennox

Associate Professor
Microbiology
josyl2k@unical.edu.ng

Associate Professor Lennox, Josiah AsimeJanuary 2014 – Dec. 2014 Sabbatical, Federal University Lafia.2010 – 2012   Acting Head of Dept. Microbiology Dept. University of          Calabar.1994 – Present Lecturer, University of Calabar, Cross River State.1994 - National Youth Service Corps, University of Calabar.1989 – 1993 Technical Testing Laboratory. Environmental Scientist. Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.May 1987- July 1988 Nova Pharmaceutical Corporation, Pharmacology Research Laboratory  Scientist. Dundalk,Maryland. U.S.AMay 1986 – April 1987 F.M.C. Corporation. Agricultural Chemical Group. Quality  Control Technologist. Curtis Bay, Maryland. U.S.A.EDUCATION: University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. PhD Food/Industrial Microbiology. - 2010                                                                                                Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S.A. Master of Science Degree Microbiology.                                                                                                        -1989Towson State University, Towson, Maryland. U.S.A.  Bachelor of Science Degree Biology Concentration in Microbiology - 1984Community College of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland. U.S.A. Associate Degree of Arts. Medical Lab. Tech.                                                                                                                                   – 1980Baptist High School, Port Harcourt. - 1974Municipal Council Primary School, Churchill Road, Port Harcourt. FSLC – 1969Awards/Honors1. Microbiology Merit Award -  Best Academic Adviser2. Nigerian Association of Microbiology Students – Award of Honour3. Nigeria Institute of Democracy and Good-Governance – Ledership Excellence AwardTeachI taught courses in the department. Also, I taught at Federal University Lafia during my one year sabbatical leave. Again, I was adjunct lecturer at Cross River University of Science and Technology between 2014 to 2016.Journal Reviewer/Editor Experiences/Review panels1. SCIENCEDOMAIN international2. Microbiology Research Journal International3. African Journal of Microbiology Research (AJMR)4. Journal of Applied Life Sciences InternationalGraduate student/Post-doc/Research scientists mentoring1. Kalu, Onyinyechi MCB/M.Sc/09/004  Screening of bacteria for the capability to  control mosquito larvae.2. Nkra, Bridget Obun MCB/M.Sc/10/012 Microbiology and biopreservation of fluted pumpkin leaves and seeds. 3. Ekpenyong, Ambo E.MCB/M.Sc/11/005 Microbiological assessment of food service centers in Cross River University of Technology, Ogoja Campus4. Amise, Aisha Favour MCB/M.Sc/12/013  Microbiology, phytochemical properties and antimicrobial activities of African pear(Dacryodes edulis)        5       John, Godwin Egbe  MCB/MSc/15/008. Isolation and Identification of Bacteriocin Producing bacteria and determination of their capability in inhibiting food spoilage  bacteria and food borne pathogens.6 Okwelle, Austin A. MCB/PhD/013/002 Prevalence of food borne diseases associated with stream and well water sources from three local governments of Rivers State.7 Nkra, Bridget Obun. MCB/PhD/14/001. Bacteriocin production, characterisation and use of it in the preservation of shrimps (Pandalus borealis) and oyster  (Crassostrea  gigas).        

NFONGEH, J.F. S.M. UDO and J.A. LENNOX (2005). Impact of water availability on diarrheoal morbidity in two contrasting communities in Cross River State, South Eastern Nigeria. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences 11(3):363-366.


LENNOX, J.A., J.F. NFONGEH, S.M. UDO and I.S. IKPOH (2006). Prevalence of Lancefield group A Beta-hemolytic Streptococci among asymptomatic primary school children in Calabar Municipality, South Eastern Nigeria. Nigeria Journal of Microbiology 20(1):636-641.


LENNOX, J.A., S.P. ANTAI, C. ABRIBA and V. NTUI (2006). Survey of the efficacy of some antibiotics sold in Calabar Metropolis, Cross River State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology 20(3): 1156-1163.


CLEMENT IBI MBOTO, BASSEY E. ASIKONG, JOSIAH LENNOX and UBONG DAVID LAWSON (2013). Hepatitis C virus prevalence rate and risk factors in jaundice and non-jaundice in-patients seen in two tertiary health facilities in South Nigeria. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology Research 3(4): 1-6.


ANWANA, E.D., UMANA, E.J. and LENNOX, J.A. (2012). Antimicrobial potential of ten common medicinal plants used by the Bokis, Cross River State, Nigeria. Medicinal and Aromatic Plants 1(5): 1-5.


JOHNSON, J.T., LENNOX, J.A., UJONG, U.P., ODEY, M.O., FILA, W.O., EDEM, P.N., DASOFUNJO, K. (2013). Comparative vitamins content of pulp, seed and rind of fresh and dried watermelon (Citrullus lanatus). International Journal of Science and Technology 2(1): 99-103.


CLEMENT ABRIBA, J..A. LENNOX , ASSEY E ASIKONG,ATIM ASITOK, IKPOH S. IKPOH, EFFIOM E. HENSHAW, MATTHEW E. EJA (2013). Isolation of aflatoxin producing species of Aspergillus from foodstuffs sold in Cross River State. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology Research 3(1): 8-13.


FELIX CHINEDU AKUBUENYI, JOSIAH LENNOX, EMMANUEL IKPEME, KINGSLEY HOVANA ENYI-IDOH, SUSAN ETA ETIM, MARTIN AKEH and FARI IJANG (2013). Incidence of urinary tract infections among out-patients attending clinic in University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. The Pacific Journal of Science and Technology 14(2): 384-390.


L.P. TAKEM, B.A.S. LAWAL and J.A. LENNOX (2014). Anti-diarrhoeal properties of aqueous extract of Phragmanthera capitata S. Balle in albino rats. European Journal of Medicinal Plants 4(6): 743-752.


JOSIAH A. LENNOX and B.J.O. EFIUVWEVWERE (2013). Microbial dynamics during cucumber fermentation. Global Research Journal of Microbiology 3(2): 13-17.


MATTHEW EGBOBOR EJA, NSIKAN SAMUEL UDOEKONG, EMMANUEL MAUNDY IKPEME, KINGSLEY HOVANA ENYI-IDOH, JOSIA ASIME LENNOX, KIMBOLINE DONATUS ETIM (2012). Antibiogram studies and extended spectrum beta-lactamase activity profile of Salmonella-like species isolated from poultry soil of the University of Uyo, Nigeria. Malaysian Journal of Microbiology 8(4):280-284.


CLEMENT ABRIBA, EFFIOM E. HENSHAW, JOSIAH LENNOX, MATTHEW EJA, IKPOH S. IKPOH and BASSEY E AGBOR (2012). Microbial succession and odour reduction during the controlled fermentation of cassava tubers for the production of ‘foofoo’, a staple food consumed popularly in Nigeria. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology Research 2(4):500-506.


IKPOH, I.S., LENNOX, J.A., AGBO, B.E., TAKON, I.A., AGBOR, R.B. and UKPONG, E.J. (2012). Comparative bacteriological quality evaluation of fresh meat obtained from two abattoirs in Calabar. Cross River State. International journal of Current Research 4(8):076-078.


J.A.LENNOX, C, ABRIBA, BELLO N. ALABI and F.C. AKUBUENYI (2010). Comparative degradation of sawdust by microorganisms isolated from it. African Journal of Microbiology Research 4(17): 1804-1807.


IKPOH, I.S., LENNOX, J.A., AGBO, B.E., UDOEKONG, N.S., EKPO, I.A. and IYAM, S.O. (2012). Comparative studies on the effect of locally made black soap and conventional medicated soaps on isolated human skin microflora. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology Research 2(4):533-537.


JOSIAH A. LENNOX and BERNARD J.O. EFIUVWEVWERE (2014). Microbial dynamics of fermenting garden egg (Solanum melongena). International Journal of Current Micrbiology and Applied Sciences 3(7): 950-957.


JOSIAH A. LENNOX, and B.J.O. EFIUVWEVWERE (2012). Microbiology of freshly harvested and market retailed cucumber. Asian Journal of Science and Technology 4(11): 071-073).


LENNOX, JOSIAH ASIME, AKUBUENYI, FELIX C., UWA, UDEGHOR, ABRIBA, CLEMENT and IKPOH S. IKPOH (2014). Carrier rate of Staphylococcus aureus among residents of Calabar Municipality, Nigeria. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences 3(6):1065-1071.


J.A. LENNOX, S.D. ABBEY, D. UDIBA, C.I. MBOTO, I.S. IKPOH and F.C. AKUBUENYI (2013). Prevalence of vaginitis and vaginosis among University of Calabarfemale students. Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology 5(4):167-172.


A.O.NKANG, I.O. OKONKWO, J.A. LENNOX, E.T. BABALOLA, O.G. ADEWALE B.O. MOTAYO, O.K. MEJEHA, O.A. ADEKOLUREJO and J.T. AMANDE (2010). Survey of the efficacy and quality of some brands of the antibiotics sold in Calabar Metropolis, South-South Region of Nigeria. Scientific Research and Essays 5(4):395-406.


A.O. NKANG, I.O.OKONKWO, J.A. LENNOX, O.D. EYAREFE, M.J. ABUBAKAR, M.O. OJEZELE, E.T. BABALOLA, T.A. OGUNNUSI, B.I. ONAJOBI, T.A. AMUSAN (2010). Assessments of the efficacies, potencies and bacteriological qualities of some antibiotics sold in Calabar, Nigeria. African Journal of Biotechnology 9(41):6987-7002.


LENNOX, JOSIAH A. and EFIUVWEVWERE, B.J.O. (2015). Effect of fermentation on the microbial flora, pH and proximate composition of garden egg (Solanum melongena). International Journal of Sciences 3(2):45-51.


JOSIAH A. LENNOX, MATTHEW EJA, UWAMERE EDEGHOR, CHINYERE OKORO and E.C. OKPAKO (2015). Incidence of Salmonella and Shigella species on some selected fruits and vegetables obtained from open area markets in Calabar Metropolis. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences 4(5):262-268.


LENNOX, JOSIAH A., MBIM, ELIZABETH and UWAMERE, EDEGHOR (2015). Prevalence of Hepatitis B virus infection among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic at Genera Hospital, Calabar, Cross River State. Internationa Journal of Sciences 4(5):10-13.


EKPENYONG, E, ANDY, I.E. and LENNOX, J.A. (2015). Microbial spoilage of fresh and dried silver catfish (Chrisichthys nigrodigitatus) sold in Calabar beach market, Cross River State, South-South Nigeria. Journal of Biopesticides and Agriculture 1:15-22.


UWAMERE, EDEGHOR, JOSIAH LENNOX, BASSEY ETTA-AGBO and DAVID AMINADOKIARI (2016). Bread fermentation using synergistic activity between lactic acid bacteria (lactobacillus bulgaricus) and baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisae). Pakistan Journal of Food Sciences 26(1):46-53.


EFFIOM HENSHAW, JOSIAH LENNOX and JOYCE AKPAN (2016). Antiretroviral drugs development; past, present and future. International Standard Research and Reviews 4(2):1-30.


EFFIOM HENSHAW, JOYCE AKPAN, JOSIAH LENNOX and EMEM FRANK (2016). Bacterial community dynamics during the production of ogi from millet ‘a Nigerian fermented food’ using culture-dependent approach. Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research 2(11):621-623.


Amise A F, Lennox J A Agbo, B. E. (2016). Antimicrobial Potential and Phytochemical Analysis of Dacryodes edulis Against Selected Clinical Bacterial Isolates. International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemical Research 8 (11): 1795-1800


Josiah Asime Lennox*, Onyinyechi Kalu and John, Godwin Egbe (2016) Screening of bacteria isolated from the environment for the capability to control mosquito larva. African Journal of Bacteriology Research 8(4):29-34


GE John, JA Lennox, JT Johnson, H Peters, GE Umoafia (2017). Salmonella and Listeria Associated with Street Vended Watermelon and Pawpaw Sold in Calabar Metropolis.Journal of Advances in Microbiology 5(4):1-6


BE Agbo, IS Ikpoh, EE Henshaw, JA Lennox, JO Gege (2017). OCCURRENCE OF MULTIPLE DRUG RESISTANT ENTERIC BACTERIA IN DIFFERENT WATER SOURCES IN CALABAR, CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA. Mintage Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Sciences, 1-3


Amise, A.F., Lennox, J. A., Agbo, B.E. (2017). Antimicrobial Potential of Dacryodes edulis against Selected Clinical Bacterial Isolates Microbiology Research Journal International 19 (5), 1- 7


LP Takem, AD Essien, M. Mbah, PM Udia, JA Lennox (2014). Antimicrobial susceptibility of some gram negative bacteria isolated from post operative wound infections. International Journal of Pharmacology 2(1):16-22


Lennox, Josiah A., Nkra, Bridget O. (2016). Microbiological and Proximate Analysis of Fluted Pumpkin (Telfairia Occidentalis[F] Hook) Leaves and Seeds. International Journal of Sciences 2(02):12-15


G. E. John, J. A. Lennox, P. Rao, Anitha1 and G. E. Umoafia (2017). Lactic Acid Bacteria Profile of Fermenting Cucumber in 7% Brine Solution. Journal of Advances in Microbiology 3(1):1-8


Lennox, Josiah A., Etta, Patience O., John, Godwin E.and Henshaw, E. E. (2017). Prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes in Fresh and raw fish, chicken and beef. Journal of Advances in Microbiology 3(4):1-7

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9. The 5th Annual Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM) South-East Zonal symposium,
Federal Polytechnic, Nekede 24 - 25. May, 2018.
Start: Thursday 24th May, 2018
End: Friday 25th May, 2018
Annual General Meetings of Nigerian Environmental Society held at Uyo , Akwa Ibom State, Sept 14 – Sept 16, 2006
Annual General Meetings of Nigerian Environmental Society held at Uyo , Akwa Ibom State, Sept 14 – Sept 16, 2006
Start: Thursday 14th September, 2006
End: Saturday 16th September, 2006
3. Annual General Meeting of Nigerian Society for Microbiology held at Lagos, Lagos State, 1st 5th Dec, 2015
3. Annual General Meeting of Nigerian Society for Microbiology held at Lagos, Lagos State, 1st 5th Dec, 2015
Start: Tuesday 1st December, 2015
End: Saturday 5th December, 2015
8. Centre for Teaching and Learning Excellence, University of Calabar,
September 12 – 14, 2013. Quality teaching for quality learning in higher education.
Start: Thursday 12th September, 2013
End: Saturday 14th September, 2013
6. Thirty-ninth (39th) Annual General Meeting of Nigerian Society for Microbiology held at UNN, Nsukka, 19th - 23rd Sept 2016 .
6. Thirty-ninth (39th) Annual General Meeting of Nigerian Society for Microbiology held at UNN, Nsukka, 19th - 23rd Sept 2016 .
Start: Monday 19th September, 2016
End: Friday 23rd September, 2016
7. Fifth (5th) Annual Conference of Mycological Society of Nigeria, Calabar. September 20 – 22, 2012.
7. Fifth (5th) Annual Conference of Mycological Society of Nigeria, Calabar. September 20 – 22, 2012.
Start: Thursday 20th September, 2012
End: Saturday 22nd September, 2012
2. Annual General Meeting of Nigerian Environmental Society held at Calabar, Cross River State, 3rd Sept – 5th Sept, 2009.
2. Annual General Meeting of Nigerian Environmental Society held at Calabar, Cross River State, 3rd Sept – 5th Sept, 2009.
Start: Thursday 3rd September, 2009
End: Saturday 5th September, 2009
10. National Water Resources Capacity Building Network , South South Zone. A one Day Stakeholders Meeting, Calabar. May 8, 2018.
National Water Resources Capacity Building Network , South South Zone. A one Day Stakeholders Meeting, Calabar. May 8, 2018.
Start: Tuesday 8th May, 2018
End: Tuesday 8th May, 2018
5. Thirty ninth Annual Conference and General Meeting for Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology, Owerri. 13th – 16th Oct. 2015.
5. Thirty ninth Annual Conference and General Meeting for Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology, Owerri. 13th – 16th Oct. 2015.
Start: Tuesday 13th October, 2015
End: Friday 16th October, 2015
4. Thirty six Annual Scientific Conference and General Meeting of Nigerian Society For Microbiology, Awka. Oct. 8 – Oct. 11, 2012.
4. Thirty six Annual Scientific Conference and General Meeting of Nigerian Society For Microbiology, Awka. Oct. 8 – Oct. 11, 2012.
Start: Monday 8th October, 2012
End: Thursday 11th October, 2012
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