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Dr. Grace Ime Ekpo




Lecturer I


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About Dr. Grace Ime Ekpo

Dr. (Mrs) Grace Ime Ekpo started her career as the general Manager at IWE’s Nigerian Company. She later worked briefly with Step-B Project, World Bank Assisted Project with University of Calabar as an Administrative Officer. Her dedication and tenacity saw her being appointed as the Transition Chairman of Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State in 2015 by the present Akwa Ibom State Governor. Her flare, passion to touch lives positively saw her applying and being given appointment as an academic staff in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Calabar, Calabar in 2016. She has worked hard and passionately rose to the position of Lecturer I as at the time of this report. Grace Ime Ekpo was born on the 9th of January, 1975 at Saint Margaret Hospital, Calabar. She started her education at Government Primary School, No. 1 Mayne Avenue, Calabar in 1978, she graduated in 1983 with a First School Leaving Certificate. Little Grace as she was fondly called by close associates refused to be satisfied with what was obtainable then for female education, thus, she studied hard, gained admission into the then prestigious NICO Secondary Commercial School, Calabar, Cross Rivers State where she obtained her Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE/WAEC) in 1998. Later, she got admission into the then prestigious Polytechnic Calabar now Cross River University of Science and Technology (CRUTECH) to study Science Laboratory Technology (Chemistry option). On completion, she was awarded National Diploma in 1993 and Higher National Diploma in 1997 respectively. She then left for her one year compulsory National Youth Service at Akwa Ibom State. On completion of her service, she tested labour market briefly to have a feel of it. While at the labour market, her passion for learning saw her have leave the labour to o back to school, so she went for Post graduate Diploma in Biochemistry, graduated in 2000. Then Masters of Science in Biochemistry (2003), Post-Grdauate Diploma in Education (2005). As if to ice the cake, she went back to obtain Post Graduate Diploma in Education and Doctor of Philo0sophy in Biochemistry specializing in Lipid. Dr. (Mrs) Grace Ime Ekpo have attended many conferences and participated actively in each of such conferences. She has published over ten (10) articles in both local and international peer group journals. She has collaborated with like-minds in research and science activities. She has supervised, mentored and taught students at graduate and post graduate level. Dr. Grace Ime Ekpo is married to the love of her life, Mr. Ime Willie Ekpo, the marriage was blessed with four lovely children. Grace is a mother, sister, a friend to her husband and her colleagues. She is a professed Christian with fear of God.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
FSLCPrimary School No 1 Mayne Avenue,Calabar,Cross River state19781983
National Diploma (Chemistry)The Polytechnic,Calabar Cross River State19911993
WAECNICO Secondary Commercial School,Cross River State19921998
Higher national Diploma ( Chemistry)The Polytechnic,Calabar Cross River State19941997
WAECWAEC Private19961996
PGDBCH(Biochemistry)University of Calabar,Cross River State Nigeria19992000
M.Sc (Neuroscience)University of Calabar,Cross River State Nigeria20002003
PGDE (Science Education)University of Calabar,Cross River State Nigeria20042005
Ph.D (Lipid Biochemistry)University of Calabar,Cross River State Nigeria20052012

S/N Publication
Eteng,O.E., Ekam, V., Ekpo, G.I., Joe, E., Abam, K., Iwara, A., Ufot., S., & Eyong, U. (2019). The public health impliction of consuming surface water in contaminated site in Akamkpa local government area Cross River State.International Journal of Medical Health Science, 5(7), 01-17.
Eteng,O.E., Abam, K., Ekpo, G., Ufot, S., Joe, E., Eyong, U.,& Clement, T. (2019). Anti-diabetic Effect of Two Medicinal Plants: Cataranthus roseus and Nauclea latifolium on Some Biochemical Indices of Streptozotocin Induced Diabetic Albino Wistar Rats. Journal of Pharmaceutical Reseach International, 29(3),1-14.
Ekpo, G., Ofem, E., Bassey, S., Abam, K., Arikpo, I., Enobong, J., Ufot, S., & Ekam, V., (2019). Antipuritive Effect of Aqueous Root Extracts of Moringa Oliefera on Alcohol-induced Haematoxicity in Wistar Rats. International Journal of Research and Report in Hematology, 2(3), 1-11,
Johnson, J. T., Ekpo, G. I., Gbashi, S., & Peter, H., (2018). Evaluation of Selected Physico-Chemical Properties and Anti-Trypsin Activity of Fluted Pumpkin Telfairia Occidentalis Hooker (Cucurbitaceae: Cucurbitales) seed and seed oil. Advanced Research in Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 8(3), 1-5
Johnson J.T., Ekpo G. I., & Ugwuoke, J.E., (2017). Immunomodulatory Potentials of Ethanolic Leaf Extract of Phyllantus amarus in Wistar Rats.The Pharmaceutical and Chemical Journal, 4(5), 83-88.
Bassey, S. O., Ambo, E. E., Inah, G. M., & Ekpo, G. I., (2016). Evaluation of tiger nut (cyperus esculentus), Soyabean (Glycine max) and acha (Digitaria exilis) on the functional properties as weaning food. Direct research Journal of Agriculture and food Science, 4(9), 259-264.
Ekpo, G.I., Johnson, J.T., Hemen, T.J., Odey, M., & Ambo, E.E., (2012). Renal and Hepatocellular Effects of Chronic Red Palm Oil Consumption. International Journal of Science and Technology, 2(8), 539-542.
Ekpo G. I., Johnson, J.T., Hemen, T.J., & Odey, M.O., (2012). Effect of Chronic Consumption of Red palm Oil on Certain Biochemical Parameters and Organs weight of Albino Wistar Rats. 44-49.

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
Nigeria Institute of food Science and Technology Calabar Zone South East Chapter2015 Theme: Development and Promotion of Pre-Packaged food, Industrial Clusters Challenges and opportunities2015-06-042015-06-06
Society for Experimental Biology of Nigeria, 16th Annual Scientific Conference/AGM “Calabar Theme: The Role of Experimental Biology in a Developing Economy.2016-04-272016-04-30
. Society for Experiment Biology of Nigeria, 17th Annual Scientific Conferece University of Ibadan Theme:A Scientific panacea for National Development and Sustainable Economy2017-06-132017-06-16
. Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2nd south south zonal annual scientific conference (NSBMB) Unical Theme: The Role of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in a Recessed Economy. 2017-08-022017-08-02
Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3rd south south zonal annual Scientific conference (NSBMB) UNIPORT Theme: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology as Veritable tools for Sustainable Development2018-09-122018-09-14