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Dr. Idongesit Kokoabasi Isong


Medical Laboratory Science


Lecturer I


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About Dr. Idongesit Kokoabasi Isong

Dr Idongesit KokoAbasi Isong was employed as Laboratory Scientist II in the Department of Chemical Pathology, University of Calabar in 2000. She rose through the ranks to became a Chief Medical Laboratory Scientist in 2015. After obtaining her Ph.D in Chemical Pathology in 2015 from the University of Calabar, her appointment was converted to academic in May, 2016. She is an Associate of Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria. Dr (Mrs) Isong is a holder of B.Sc. (1996) and M.Sc. (2005) degrees in Medical Laboratory Technology and Chemical Pathology respectively from the University of Calabar. Her main area of specialisation is endocrinology and immunology with research interest in maternal and child health, oncology and phytomedicine. Dr Isong is involved in full time lecturing and research in the Department of Medical Laboratory Science with project supervision at both undergraduate and post graduate levels. She is currently the Coordinator of the Chemical Pathology Unit of the Department of medical Laboratory Science. Dr Idongesit Isong has acquired, through bench practice and research, valuable experiences in Medical Laboratory Science practice. She is currently mentoring, supervising and co-supervising over ten post graduate students comprising five Ph.D, three M.Sc and five Post Graduate Diploma students. She has attended and presented papers in both local and international seminars, workshops, symposia and conferences. She has published over thirteen papers in both local and foreign peer reviewed journals and is serving many journals as a reviewer. Dr Idongesit Isong is a member of many professional bodies including Association of Medical Laboratory Scientist of Nigeria, Nigerian and African Association of Clinical Chemist, Nigerian Cancer Society and American Society of Microbiologists. She loves travelling, reading and baking. She is happily married with children.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
First School Leaving CertificateSt Joseph's Primary School, Afaha Oku, Uyo Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria19781984
Senior School CertificateFederal Government College, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria19841990
B. Sc. Medical Laboratory ScienceUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria19911996
M.Sc. Chemical PathologyUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria20002005
PhD Chemical PathologyUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria20052013

S/N Publication
Bassey, I.E., Isong, I.K.P., Esiere, K.S.U., Akpan, U.O., & Essien, O.E. (2019). Seminal profile and the levels of seminal plasma calcium, magnesium, total antioxidant status, vitamin C and E in infertile diabetic and non-diabetic Nigerian men. International Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Research, 9, 159-64
Isong, I. K., Asemota E. A., Bassey I. E., Ayanwu S.O., Asuquo, I. J., Ogele U. J., Akinluwade E. O., & Akinluwade K. (2019). Evaluation of The Effect Of Varying Concentration Of Ethanolic Leaf Extract Of Jatropha Curcas On Some Liver Function Parameters, Cyclooxygenase And Thromboxane-Alpha-2 Of Wistar Rats. European Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research. 6(8), 145-150.
Bassey, I.E., Akpan, U.O., Isong, I.K.P., Esiere, K.U., Nehemiah, E.D., Gladstone, E.U, Omini, I.U., & Udoh, A.E. (2019). Serum Uric acid and Renal function determinants in Prostate Cancer Patients attending the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria. Sokoto Journal of Medical Laboratory Science, 4(2), 124 – 131.
Akinluwade, E. O., Isong, I. K. P., Esiere, K. S., Udoh, A. E., & Akinluwade, K. J. (2019). Roles of Anthropometric Variations and Serum Hormonal (Prolactin and Estradiol) Levels On The Initiation Of Precocious Puberty. European Journal of Pharmaceutical And Medical Research, 6(5), 19-25.
Bassey, I.E., Egbe, E.R., Esiere, K.S.U, Isong, I.K., Akpan, R., & Effiong, V.E. (2018). Peak expiratory flow rate, serum cotinine, Vitamins A, C, and E, and erythrocyte catalase in active and passive smokers in Calabar. Tropical Journal of Medical Research, 21, 1-5
Isong, I. K., Usoro, C. A. O., Okhormhe, Z. A., Okpokam, D. C., & Udiong, C. E.J. (2017). Comparison of serum reproductive hormones, antioxidants, PGE2 and PGF2-α between primary and secondary infertile women in Calabar. Asian Pacific Journal of Reproduction, 6(4), 181 – 185.
Isong, I.K., Bassey, I.E., Okhormhe, Z.A., Usoro, C.A.O., & Okpokam, D.C. (2016). The Effect of Prolactin, Total Antioxidant Capacity, Antisperm Antibodies and the Presence of Chlamydia trachomatis IgG in Fertile and Infertile Women in Calabar, Nigeria. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS), 1(15), 63-68.
Isong, I.K., Okhormhe, Z.A., Bassey, I.E., Okpokam, D.C., & Usoro, C.A.O. (2016). Levels of prolactin, progesterone, estradiol, luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone in infertile women in Calabar, Nigeria. International Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 5(3), 803 -807.
Udiong, C.E.J., Etukudoh, M.H., Isong, I.K., & Udoisa, E.F. (2015). Evaluation of BMI and Lipids Profile in Type 2 Diabetic Subjects with Low and Raised Levels of Thyroid Hormone in Calabar, Nigeria. Journal of Diabetes Mellitus, 5, 277-283.
Bassey, I.E., Essien, O.E., Gali, R.M., Isong, I.K.P., Udoh, A.E., & Akpan, U.O. (2015). The effect of smoking on fertility hormones in male adult smokers in South-South Nigeria. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, 9(7), 1 – 6.
Bassey, I. E., Udoh, A. E., Essien, O. E., Isong, I. K. P., Gali, R.M., & Archibong, E. E. (2015). Thyroid Hormones and Prolactin Levels in Infertile Women in South-South Nigeria. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 9(3), OC13-OC15.
James I. A., Okafor, I.M., Usanga, E. A., & Isong, I. (2014). Von Willebrand Factor Antigen Levels in Different ABO Blood Group in a Nigerian population. International Journal of Biomedical Laboratory Science, 3(1), 24-28.
Bassey, I.E., Essien, O.E., Isong, I.K.P., Udoh, A.E., & Agbara, G.S. (2013). Seminal plasma chromium, cadmium & lead levels in infertile men. Journal of Medical Sciences (Scialert), 13(6), 497 – 500.
Udiong, C. J., Obu, M. A., Inyang-Etoh P. C., & Isong, I. K. (2006). Malaria parasitaemia in Diabetics in Calabar, Nigeria. Mary Slessor Journal of Medicine, 61, 35-38

S/N Grant Currency/Amount Grantor Date
Prostate Cancer Transatlantic Consortium’s (CaPTC) Pilot grant for two years (2017 and 2018)$ 1600.00Prostate Cancer Transatlantic Consortium’s (CaPTC)2017-11-08
5th Science of Global Prostate cancer Disparities (SGCaPD) conference registration grant $ 250.00Science of Global Prostate cancer Disparities (SGCaPD)2018-11-07

S/N Conference Description Started Finished
A two weeks training for laboratory Technicians and Analysts by Niger Delta development commission (NDDC). For the ESTABLISHMENT OF NDDC/UNIVERSITY REFERENCE AND LINKAGE ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORY PROJECT. AT FUGRO PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE. 30TH Ap2007-04-302007-05-12
Continuing Medical Laboratory Science Education and Re-Certification, Calabar, 29th August 2013. Organizer: Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, Cross River State Branch. 2013-08-292013-08-29
Towards Good Quality Medical Laboratory Service, Calabar, 11th December 2013. Organizer: Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, Cross River State Branch. 2013-12-112013-12-11
Ebola Virus; An Emerging Global Challenge, Calabar, 24th July 2014. Organizer: Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, Cross River State Branch.2014-07-242017-07-24
Data Analysis for Health and Allied Health Professionals, Calabar Nigeria, 22-24th July 2015. Organizer: Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, Cross River State Branch in collaboration with McGeorge & George Rs Ltd. 2015-07-222015-07-24
Spongiform Encephalopathies: Disorders of Economic and Public Health Importance; Wither Nigeria? Calabar Nigeria, 5th February 2016. Annual Public Health Lecture Series of Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria 2016-02-052016-02-05
Foundations of Laboratory Leadership and Management training. Conducted by the American Society for Microbiology. In Cross River, Nigeria. June 20th-24th, 20162016-06-202016-06-24
Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, Cross River State branch in collaboration with The American Society for microbiology (ASM) workshop on CULTURE OF RESPONSIBILITY (enhancing biosafety, biosecurity and global networking). Held a2017-09-262017-06-26
Current Concepts in Diagnosis, Treatment and Control of Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) with Grant Proposal Writing, Calabar Nigeria, 13-17th March 2018. Organizer: Calabar Institute of Tropical Disease Research and Prevention, Univers2018-03-132018-03-17
Maiden Scientific Conference and Annual general meeting of the Association of Medical laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, Cross River State branch. Theme: Improving Medical laboratory practice through innovations and research. 4th – 5th June 2018. At2018-06-042018-06-05
7th Scientific conference of Association of Clinical Chemist of Nigeria and African federation of Clinical Chemistry. Theme: Evidence based clinical and laboratory diagnostics: Effective use of novel biomarkers and challenges in developing countries.2018-10-172018-10-20
5th Biennial SCIENCE of Global Prostate cancer disparities (GPC) conference, November 7th -10th 2018 at the University of Ilorin in Ilorin, Nigeria.2018-11-052018-11-10
55th Annual Scientific Conference and workshop of the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria – Theme: Global health security: the medical laboratory agenda for sub-Saharan Africa. 2nd – 6th September, 2019.Evaluation of glutathiona, total antioxidant capacity, total plasma peroxide and oxidative stress index in cataract patients in calabar2019-09-022019-09-06