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Name

Dr. Ekei Victor Ikpeme

Department

Genetics and Biotechnology

Designation

Associate Professor

Email

[email protected]


About Dr. Ekei Victor Ikpeme

Dr Ekei Victor Ikpeme holds a Ph.D degree in Animal Genetics from the University of Calabar. She joined the cervices of the University in 2006 as Assistant lecturer. She rose through the ranks and was promoted to the rank of Senior Lecturer in 2015. She also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from University of Calabar (1988). Mrs Ekei ikpeme has been teaching and contributing to the graduation of undergraduate and post graduate students in Genetics and Biotechnology. She has served the University in various capacities including Acting Head, Department of Genetics and Biotechnology (2016-2018), Examinations Officer and Academic Adviser (2008-2014), Departmental Coordinator, SIWES (2006-2017), member, Faculty of Biological Sciences Linkage and Research Committee and Faculty of Biological Sciences Representative to the Faculty of Oceanography. She has supervised and cosupervised 3 Ph.Ds and several other graduate students. Dr Ekei Ikpeme has over 40 articles published in both local and international peer review journals. She has also attended and presented papers in both local and international conferences. Dr Ikpeme has been reviewing for the European Journal of Medicinal Plants. She is a member of the Genetics Society of Nigeria, member, Genetics Society of America, member, West African Society of Toxicology, member, Biotechnology Society of Nigeria, member, Animal Science Association of Nigeria, member, Nigeria Environmental Society, member, Women in Science and others. Dr Ikpeme is presently guiding over five graduate students.


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Udensi, O., Ikpeme, E. V., Edu, E. A., & Ekpe, D. E. (2012). Relationship studies in cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp] landraces grown under humid lowland condition. Int. J. Agric. Res, 7(1), 33-45.
Udensi, O. U., Okon, E. A., Ikpeme, E. V., Onung, O. O., & Ogban, F. U. (2015). Assessing the genetic diversity in cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) accessions obtained from IITA, Nigeria using random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD). Int. J. Plant Breed. Genet, 10, 12-22.
Ekerette, E. E., Ikpeme, E. V., Udensi, O. U., Ozoje, M. O., Etukudo, O. M., Umoyen, A. J., ... & Wheto, M. (2017). Phylogenetics and Molecular Divergence of Tilapia Fish (Oreochromis Species) Using Mitochondrial D-Loop and Cytochrome b Regions. American Journal of Molecular Biology, 8(01), 39-57.
Udensi, O., Ikpeme, E.V., Markson A. A., Edu, E.A., Umana, E. J. & Urua I.S. (2010). Selection of Soyabean (Glycine Max) genotype using morphological Markers. International Journal of Current Research, 7:005-008.
Ikpeme, E. V., Udensi, O. U., Ekerette, E. E., & Chukwurah, P. N. (2013). Optimization of plant factory for sourcing natural antioxidants: A paradigm shift. Int. J. Adv. Res, 1, 7-15.
Ikpeme, E. V., Udensi, O. U., Ekerette, E. E., & Okon, U. H. (2016). Potential of Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Rhizome and Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) Seeds in Mitigating Aspartame-Induced Oxidative Stress in Rat Model. Res J Med Plant, 10, 55-66.
Udensi, O. U., & Ntia, M. I. (2014). Optimizing induced mutation technique for the improvement of agronomic traits in pigeon pea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.] landraces. Comunicata Scientiae, 5(3), 267-278.
Ikpeme, E. V., Ekaluo, U. B., Udensi, O., Ekerette, E. E., Ekpo, P. B., & Asuquo, B. O. (2014). Sperm quality and hormone profile of male albino rats FED with seeds of African Walnut (Tetracarpidium conophorum, Mull). Annual Research & Review in Biology, 4(9), 1379.
Ikpeme, E.V., Udensi, O., Ekaluo, U.B., Uyoh, E.A., Asuquo, B.O., Udoh, F.V. & Udoh, P.B. (2007). Effect of crude extract of Carica papaya seeds on the reproductive efficiency of male albino rats. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences 13: 365-368.
Ikpeme, E. V., Udensi, O., Ekaluo, U. B., & Efieneokwu, N. (2010). Biological response of male wistar rats to crude extract of Ficus exasperata (VAHL). International Journal of Current Research, 7, 9-13.
Udensi, O., Edu, E.A., Ikpeme, E.V.  Markson, A. A. (2010). Correlation of Carotene and Cyanogenic Glycosides with Tuber Yield in 4 cassava (Manihot Esculenta crantz) Cultivars. International Researcher, 1(3): 245-253.
Ikpeme, E. V., Udensi, O. U., Okolo, M. C., Ogban, F. U., Ufford, N. G., Odo, E. U., & Asuquo, B. O. (2016). Genetic Relatedness of Clarias gariepinus (L.) from Cultured and Wild Populations Using Multivariate Analyses. Asian Journal of Animal Sciences, 10, 131-138.
Ikpeme, E. V., Udoh, P. B., Ekaluo, U. B., Udensi, O., & Asuquo, B. O. (2010). Spermicidal and Hormonal response of wistar rats treated with ethanol seed, leaf and pulp extracts of Carica papaya (Linn). International Journal of Recent scientific Research, 7, 155-159
Kooffreh, M. E., Ikpeme, E. V., Ekerette, E. E., & Eyo, N. O. (2015). Evaluating the Prevalence of Five Genetic Traits of Simple Inheritance in Association with the Distribution Pattern of ABO and Rhesus Phenotypes among Families in Calabar, Nigeria. Journal of Medical Sciences, 15(4), 185-191.
Ikpeme, E. V., Kooffreh, M. E., Udensi, O. U., Ekerette, E. E., Ashishie, L. A. & Ozoje, M. O. (2016). Multivariate-Based Genetic Diversity Analysis of Three Genotypes of Nigerian Local Chickens (Gallus domestica). International Journal of Science and Research Methodology, 5(2): 1-12.
Ikpeme, E. V., Ekaluo, U. B., Kooffreh, M. E., & Udensi, O. (2011). Phytochemistry and heamatological potential of ethanol seed leaf and pulp extracts of Carica papaya (Linn.). Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 14(6), 408.
Okon, E. A., Ikpeme, E. V., Udensi, O. U., Ekerette, E. E.,  Etta, H. E., Willie, P. E., & Ozoje, M. (2018). Computational analysis of the evolutionary relationship of a family of cold shock proteins in ten mammalian species. Journal of Advances in Biology and Biotechnology, 16(2), 1-14.
Ikpeme, E. V., Udensi, O. U. & Ekaluo, U. B. (2013). Bioassay of male albino rats treated with cocoa (Theobroma cacao Linn). Elixir Applied Biology, 58:14850-14856.
Ikpeme, E. V., Ekerette, E. E., Udensi, O. U., & Ozoje, M. O. (2017). Assessment of Morphological Variation in Wild and Cultured Populations of Tilapia Fish (Oreochromis niloticus). Journal of Advances in Biology & Biotechnology, 13, 1-10.
Ikpeme, E. V., Ekaluo, U. B., Udensi, O., Ekerette, E. E., Ekpo, P. B., & Asuquo, B. O. (2014). Sperm quality and hormone profile of male albino rats FED with seeds of African Walnut (Tetracarpidium conophorum, Mull). Annual Research & Review in Biology, 4(9), 1379-1386.
Udensi, O. U., Edu, E. A., Ikpeme, E. V., & Ntia, M. I. (2013). Response of Pigeon Pea Landraces [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.] to Exogenous Application of Plant Growth Regulators. Annual Review & Research in Biology, 3(4), 762-776.
Ugorji, O. U., Ikpeme, E. V., Obu, J. A., & Ekpenyong, E. D. (2012). Assessing the mutagenic effects of gamma irradiation on Cajanus cajan (L.) Huth and Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp landraces using morphological markers. Comunicata Scientiae, 3(4), 271-281.
Ekaluo, U. B., Udoh, P. B., Ikpeme, E. V., & Udensi, O. (2011). Effect of soybean (Glycine max L.) on the hormonal milieu of male rats. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 14(14), 752.
Ekaluo, U. B., Ibiang, Y. B., Ikpeme, E. V., Ekanem, B. E., & Erem, F. A. (2013). Effect of deltamethrin and ridomil on sperm parameters and reproductive hormones of male albino rats. Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences, 5(1), 9-14.
Ikpeme, E. V., Nta, A. I., Ekaluo, U. B., & Udensi, O. (2012). Phytochemical screening and haematological evaluation of Parkia biglobossa and Gongronema latifolium. J. Basic Applied Res, 2, 2599-2606.
Udensi, O., Ikpeme, E. V., Markson A. A., Omosun, G., Madunagu, B. E. & Umana, E. J. (2011). Physiochemical markers of water samples treated with Moringa oleifera seed suspension. Research Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences, 7(2): 322-327.
Ikpeme, E. V., Udensi, O. & Ekaluo, U. B. (2012). Fertility activities of female rats via male rats administered with crude extracts of seed, leaf and pulp of Carica Papaya (Linn). Elixir Appl. Botany, 46:8181-8184.
Ekaluo, U. B.,  Young, Y. B.,  Ikpeme, E. V.  & Ekpo, P. B.  (2013). Anti-mutagenic potential of nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) in wistar rats. Anti-mutagenic Potential of Nutmeg (Myristicafiagrans) in. J. Med. Sci, 13(4), 296-300.
Ekpo, I. A., Agbor, R. B., Ekanem, A., Ikpeme, E. V., Udensi, U., & Effiong, B. E. (2012). Effect of crude oil on the physicochemical properties of sandy loam soil amended with cocoa pod husks and plantain peels. Archives of Applied Science Research, 4(3), 1553-1558.
Udensi, O., Edu, E. A.  & Ikpeme, E. V. (2011). Optimization of Correlation and Path Coefficient Analyses as Selection Techniques for Yield in Locally Grown Cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L) Walp]. International Journal of Current Research, 3(11): 162-165.
Ekaluo, U. B., Ikpeme, E. V., Ibiang, Y. B., & Amaechina, O. S. (2013). Attenuating Role of Vitamin C on Sperm Toxicity Induced by. Journal of Biological Sciences, 13(4), 298-301.
Ekpo, I. A., Agbor, R. B., Ekaluo, U. B., Ikpeme, E. V., Kalu, S. E., & Osang, J. E. Hepatotoxicity of Ipomoea Batatas Leaf Extract on Male Wistar Rats. American International Journal of Biology, 1(1):21-22.
Udensi, O. U., Edu, E. A., Ikpeme, E. V., & Ntia, M. I. (2015). Sensitivity of Pigeon Pea Landraces [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.] to Amiprophos Methyl Treatment. International Journal of plant and Soil Sciences, 7(5): 256-264.
Ekaluo, U. B., Okon, B., Ikpeme, E. V & Etukudo, O. M. (2013). Developmental stages of eggs of giant African land snail (Archachatina marginata). Elixir Applied Biology, 58:14844-14845.
Ekaluo, U.B., Udoh, P.B., Ndome, C.B., Ekpenyong, E. & Ikpeme, E.V. (2011). Induced Mutation Effect of Processed Horse Eye Bean (Mucuna urens L.) on albino rats. International Journal of Recent Scientific Research, 2(9):246-249.
Ikpeme, E. V., Udensi, O., Ekaluo, U. B., & Uyoh, E. A. (2012). Enthobotanical relevance of spice plants (Parkia biglobossa and Gongronema latifolium): Indices for conservation and domestication. Journal of Basic and Applied scientific Research, 2(3), 3094-3102.
Bassey, I. Y., Iso, N. A., Victor, I. E., Awam, M. D., George, U. A., & Omoike, C. (2014). Testicular, sperm and haematological toxicity of ridomil and chlorpyriphos in single and combined exposure. Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences, 6(2), 113-118.
Udoh, P. B., Udoh, F. V., Umo, I. S., & Ikpeme, E. V. (2010). Effect of Ipomoea batatas leaf extract on the thyroid-gonadal axis of male Wistar rats. Journal of Physiology and Pathophysiology, 1(2), 18-21.
Ikpeme, E. V., Ekaluo, U. B., Udensi, O. U., Ekerette, E. E., & Pius, M. (2015). Phytochemistry and reproductive activities of male albino rats treated with crude leaf extract of great Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea spectabilis). Asian Journal of Scientific Research, 8(3), 367-373.
Udensi, O., Arong, G. A., Obu, J. A., Ikpeme, E. V., & Ojobe, T. O. (2012). Radio-sensitivity of some selected landraces of pulses to gamma irradiation: indices for use as improvement and preservation techniques. American Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 2(3), 320.
Ekaluo, U. B., Udoh, P. B., Ndome, C. B., Ekpenyong, E. & Ikpeme, E. V. (2011). Effects of processed seeds of Horse Eye Bean ( Mucuna urens L.) on the Hormonal Milieu of Male Rats. International Journal of Recent Scientific Research, 2: 243-245.
Ekaluo, U. B., Ikpeme, E. V., Udensi, O. U., Ekerette, E. E., Usen, S. O., & Usoroh, S. F. (2015). Comparative in vitro assessment of drumstick (Moringa oleifera) and neem (Azadiracta indica) leaf extracts for antioxidant and free radical scavenging activities. J. Med. Plant, 9, 24-33.
Udensi, O., & Ikpeme, E. V. (2012). Correlation and path coefficient analyses of Seed yield and its contributing traits in Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp. American Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 2(3), 351-358.
Ikpeme, E. V., Ekaluo, U. B., Ibiang, Y. B., Udensi, U., & Ekpo, P. B. (2014). Safety and Standardization Indices on Selected Anti-malarial Herbs: Effect on Haematology and Serum Enzyme Levels. American Journal of Drug Discovery and Development, 4(1), 66-72.
Ekaluo, U. B., Ikpeme, E. V., Udensi, O., Madunagu, B. E., Markson, A. A., Omosun, G., & Umana, E. J. (2011). Anti-fertility activity of aqueous leaf extract of neem (Azadirachta indica) in male albino rats. World Journal of Medical Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences, 1(1).
Ebong, P. E., Atanghwo, I. J., Eyong, E. U., Egbung, G. E. & Ikpeme, E. V. (2011). Effects of Co-administration of Extracts of Veronica Amygdalina and Azidarachta Indica on Lipid Profile and Oxidative stress in hepatocytes of normal and diabetic rats. Agricultural and Biological Journal of North America, (7): 1087-1095.
Ekaluo, U. B., Ikpeme, E. V. & Edu, N. E (2010). Biological response of male rats to aqueous extract of Ginger (Zingiber officinale ROSCOE). International Journal of Recent Scientific Research, 2(9): 240-242.
Udensi, O., Umana, U. J., Edu, E. A., & Ikpeme, E. V. (2011). Screening locally grown pulses for proximate, anti-nutritive and mineral compositions: Indices for conservation and improvement. International Journal Agricultural Research, 6(6), 504-510.
Udensi, O., Ikpeme, E. V., Uyoh, E. A., Ekpo, I. A., Brisibe, E. A. & Asikong, B. E. (2010). Effects of Starch Acetylation on Bioplastics- Degrading Micro Organisms: A Pointer to Assessing Biodegradation. International Journal of Current Research, 7:037-040.
Ekaluo, U. B., Udensi, O. U. & Ikpeme, E. V. (2013). Genotoxic potentials of some medicinal plants on Drosophila melanogaster. Elixir Applied Botany, 58:14846-14849.
Ikpeme, E. V., Udensi, O. U., Ekaluo, U. B., Kooffreh, M. E., Okolo, C. M., Ekpo, P. B., & Ogbonna, N. C. (2015). Unveiling the genetic diversity in Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) using Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) fingerprinting technique. Asian Journal of Animal Sciences, 9(5), 187-197.
Ekaluo, U. B., Udoh, P. B., Ndome, C. B., Ekpenyong, E. & Ikpeme, E. V. (2011). Reproductive toxicity of processed seeds of Horse Eye Bean ( Mucuna urens L.) in male rats. International Journal of Recent Scientific Research, 2(9):250-253.
Ekaluo, U. B., Ikpeme, E. V. & Edu, N. E. (2011). Biological response of male rats to aqueous extract of ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) . International Journal of Recent Scientific Research, 2(9): 240-242.
Ekaluo, U. B., Ikpeme, E. V., & Udokpoh, A. E. (2009). Sperm head abnormality and mutagenic effects of aspirin, paracetamol and caffeine containing analgesics in rats. The Internet Journal of Toxicology, 7(1), 1-9.
Ekaluo, U. B., Ikpeme, E. V., Ekerette, E. E., & Chukwu, C. I. (2015). In vitro antioxidant and free radical activity of some Nigerian medicinal plants: Bitter leaf (Vernonia amygdalina L.) and guava (Psidium guajava Del.). Research Journal of Medicinal Plant, 9(5), 215-226.
Ikpeme, E. V., Udensi, O., Ekaluo, U. B., & Solomon, T. O. (2012). Efficacy of ascorbic acid in reducing glyphosate-induced toxicity in rats. British Biotechnology Journal, 2(3), 157.
Udensi, O., Edu, E. A., Ikpeme, E. V., Ebigwai, J. K., & Ekpe, D. E. (2012). Biometrical evaluation and yield performance assessment of cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp] landraces grown under lowland tropical condition. Int. J. Plant Breed. Genet, 6, 47-53.
Udensi, O. U., Ekaluo, U. B. & Ikpeme, E. V. (2015). Effect of amiprophos methyl-induced mutations on the performance of M2 and M3 generations of pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp,). Journal of Life Sciences Research and Discovery, 1(2):7-12.
Ikpeme, E. V., Ekaluo, U. B., Udensi, O. U., Ekerette, E. E., Pius, M., Saikia, H., ... & Ekaluo, U. B. (2011). Screening fresh and dried fruits of avocado pear (Persea Americana) for antioxidant activities: An alternative for synthetic antioxidant. Asian Journal of Scientific Research, 8(3), 141-145.
Udensi, O., Ikpeme, E. V., Uyoh, E. A., & Brisibe, E. A. (2009). Evaluation of Starch Biodegradable Plastics Derived from Cassava and Their Rates of Degradation in Soil. Nigerian Journal of Biotechnology, 20(1), 28-33.
Ekaluo, U. B., Udokpoh, A. E., Ikpeme, E. V. & Peter, E. U. (2008.) Effect of chloroquine treatments on sperm count and weight of testes in male rats. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences,14:175-177.
Ikpeme, E. V., Ekaluo, U. B., Udensi, O. U., & Ekerette, E. E. (2013). Potential effect of some local antimalarial herbs on reproductive functions of male albino rat. Indian J Pharm Sci, 3(4), 742-751.
Ikpeme, E. V., Udensi, O. U., Kooffreh, M. E., Etta, H. E., Ushie, B. B., Echea, E., & Ozoje, M. (2017). In silico Analysis of BRCA1 Gene and its Phylogenetic Relationship in some Selected Domestic Animal Species. Trends in Bioinformatics, 10(1), 1-10.
Udensi, O. U., Edu, N. E., Ikpeme, E. V., Onung, O. O., Emeagi, L. I., Nwanze, B. I., & Ejiyere, E. R. (2017). Genotyping of Pigeon Pea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.] Accessions Obtained from International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Germplasm Using Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA. Journal of Experimental Agriculture International, 17(3), 1-12
Ikpeme, E. V., Udensi, O. U., & Okonko, L. E. (2015). Deleterious Effect of Chlorpyrifos and Cypermethrin on Oxidative Stress Enzymes and Biochemical Indices of Male Albino Rats. Journal of Medical Sciences, 15(4), 204.
Ekaluo, U. B., Ikpeme, E. V., Udensi, O., Markson, A. A., Madunagu, B. E., Omosun, G., & Umana, E. J. (2010). Effect of aqueous leaf extract of neem (Azadirachta indica) on the hormonal milieu of male rats. Int. J. Curr. Res, 4, 1-3.
Ikpeme, E. V., Udensi, O., Ekaluo, U. B., Nta, A. I., & Takon, I. A.  (2011). Evaluation of the therapeutic potentials of enantia chlorantha (oliv.): an antimarial herb. Elixir Applied Botany, 41: 6032-6036.

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1. 30th Annual Conference of Genetics Society of Nigeria (GSN) on Genetics and Sustainable Agriculture, 5th- 8th September 2005, Nsukka, Nigeria. “Effect of crude extract of Carica papaya seeds on the reproductive efficiency of male albino rats”. “Effect of crude extract of Carica papaya seeds on the reproductive efficiency of male albino rats”.2005-09-052005-09-08
3. 15th Annual Conference of Animal Science Association of Nigeria ASAN on diversifying Nigeria economy; Animal Production option 14th to 16th September, 2010, University of Uyo, Nigeria.15th Annual Conference of Animal Science Association of Nigeria ASAN on diversifying Nigeria economy2010-09-142010-09-16
5th International Symposium: Breeding Research on Medicinal Plants,“1. Ethnobotanical relevance of spice plants [Parkia giglobosa (Fabaceae) and Gongronema latifolium (Asclepiadaceae)]:Indices for conservation and domestication” 2. “Evaluation of the Therapeutic potentials of Enantia chlorantha Oliv.(Annonaceae):An anti-malaria herb.2012-06-182012-06-20
4. 36th Annual Conference of Genetics Society of Nigeria (GSN) on Genetics in Quest for Sustainable Agricultural Transformation, 15th -18th October 2012, at the University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria.36th Annual Conference of Genetics Society of Nigeria (GSN) on Genetics in Quest for Sustainable Agricultural Transformation,2012-10-152012-10-18
Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa. Embracing the Agricultural Transformation Agenda: Biotechnology in Aquaculture, 13th November 2012, University of Calabar, Calabar.Biotechnology in Aquaculture,2012-11-132012-11-13
8. The Allied Genetics 2016 conference: Population, Evolution and Quantitative Genetics, Orlando, Florida, USA, July 13-17th 2016. Analysis of Breast Cancer Type 1 (BRCA1) gene in Different Mammalian Species.The Allied Genetics 2016 conference: Population, Evolution and Quantitative Genetics, Orlando, Florida, USA, 2016-07-132016-07-17
9. 29th Annual Conference of the Biotechnology Society of Nigeria: Biotechnology: A tool for enhancing productivity, economic diversification and job creation, University of Calabar, NigeriaMultivariate-based genetic diversity analysis of three genotypes of Nigerian local chickens (Gallus domestica).2016-08-282016-08-31
11. 41st Annual Conference of the Genetics Society of Nigeria: Genetics and National Economic Revival. University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria. Phylogenetics and molecular divergence of tilapia fish [oreochromis species] using mitochondrial d-loop and cytochrome b regions2017-10-152017-10-19
12. 43rd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production: Exploring Science and Technology Innovation For Sustainable Livestock Development, Federal University of Agriculture (FUTO), Oweri, Evaluation of single nucleotide polymorphism and genetic diversity of tilapia fish using mitochondrial D-loop and Cyt-B regions2018-03-182018-03-22