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Dr. Mrs. Chinyere U.

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NAME: Dr. (Mrs) Okoro, Chinyere UlekwuDATE OF BIRTH: July 24, 1961.PLACE OF BIRTH: Umuchiakuma-IhechiowaSTATE OF ORIGIN: Abia LOCAL GOVT. AREA: ArochukwuNATIONALITY: NigerianMARITAL STATUS: Married with ChildrenE-MAIL: Number: 08056582047CONTACT ADDRESS: Department of Microbiology, Faculty Of Biological Science, University Of Calabar, Calabar-NigeriaQUALIFICATIONS/SCHOOLS ATTENDED WITH DATES:Primary: Ebem Primary School, Ohafia (FSLC) 1971 – - -  1974Secondary: Girls’ Secondary School, Umuahia (Wasc) - - -  1974-1979 General Certificate of Education (Gce) – - - - 1980Tertiary: University of Nigeria, Nsukka (B.Sc Food Sci & Tech) – 1989-1986 University of Calabar (Pgd Microbiology) - - - 1998 – 2000 University of Calabar (M.Sc Food & Ind. Microbiology)- 2007 University of Calabar (Ph.D In Food And Industrial -    2016  Microbiology)MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION:• Professional Member, Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (No: 15/11901/M)Member Nigerian Society of MicrobiologyWORK EXPERIENCE:TEACHER: Integrated Science Teacher, Presbyterian Junior     Seminary Ohafia, Abia State -1989-1991Agricultural Science Teacher, Edgerley Mem. Girl’s Sec. School, Calabar. -    - - - - - - Jan. 1991-Oct. 1999Human Nutrition, Integrated Science, Teacher, Margaret Ekpo Sec. School Calabar - - - - - Jan. 1991-Oct. 1999Int. Science Teacher, Duke Town Sec. School, Calabar - - Jan-April 2002Senior Biology Teacher, Oboro Sec. School Ikwuano, Abia State. Oct. 2003-Sept. 2008LECTURER: Department of Microbiology, University of Calabar, Calabar-Nigeria -2008 Till Date.Rank: Lecturer 1 - - - - - - - -Oct. 2015 till Date (Due for Senior Lecturer by October 2018)POSTS HELD:1. Chapel Prefect, Girls’ Sec. School, Umuahia - - - - -1978-19792. Treasurer Federation of Ihechiowa Students, UNN - - - - 1983-19843. Treasurer Dept. Of Food Science and Technology, UNN - - - 1984-19854. Staff Secretary, Margaret Ekpo Sec. School, Calabar - - - - 1998-20005. Vice Principal of Labour And Environmental Sanitation Oboro Sec. School, Ikwuano, Abia State - - - - - 2007-20086. Examination Officer Microbiology Department, University of Calabar - 2010 to 2016

C. U. Okoro and S. P. Antai (2010) Influence of Local spices (Tetrapleura tetraptera and Allium sativum) on the keeping quality of sausages prepared under laboratory conditions, Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences,vol 6, No.3, pp:

Okoro, C. U and Antai, S. P. (2011). Effects of processing and storage temperatures on the shelf-life of laboratory fermented sausages, Nigerian Journal of Microbiology, Vol 25, pp 2322-2331.

Okoro, C. U; Okafor Elisha and Antai, S. P. (2014). The effects of fermented soymilk on enteropathogenic Escherichia coli infected mice. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology Research. Vol 4. No.1, pp 45-48

Josiah A Lennox.; Mathew Eja; Uwamere Edeghor ; Chinyere Okoro and E. C. Okpako (2015) Incidence of Salmonella and Shiegella species on some selected fruits and vegetables from open area markets in Calabar Metropolis: International Journal of current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, Vol.4(5) (2015) pp.262-268

Okoro, C. U; Okafor Elisha and Antai, S. P. (2014). The effects of fermented soymilk on enteropathogenic Escherichia coli infected mice. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology Research. Vol 4. No.1, pp 45-48

Okoro, C. U and Odigiri, F. A. (2015). Nutritional Enrichment of carrot and cucumber juices using microbial bioprocessing. International Journal of Natural and Applied Science, Vol.10, Nos.1 and 2, ISSN 0331-6785

Okoro, C. U; Antai S. P and Udobor, E. E. (2017) Bacteriocin production by selected lactic acid bacteria and its effect on some food-borne pathogens. Journal of Biopesticides and Agriculture, vol. 3(1) (2016), pp.24-28.

Okoro, Chinyere Ulekwu and Antai Sylvester Peter (2016). Evaluation of the effectiveness of some Lactobacillus species in the reduction of cholesterol content of bioprocessed meat samples. International Journal of Natural and Applied Science, Vol 11, No 1 and 2. ISSN 0331-6785

U. O. Edet, R. U. B. Ebana, C. U. Okoro et al. (2017) Changes in the proximate composition of corn meal (ogi) assisted with Lactobacillus species. Journal of Advances in Microbiology 2(1): 1-6,

Umofia, G. E and Okoro, C. U. (2018) Effects of freezing and thawing on the microbiological and physicochemical qualities of frozen pork. World Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research, 4(2), 169-173.

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