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Dr. Mfon Isua Akpaso




Senior Lecturer


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About Dr. Mfon Isua Akpaso

Dr Mfon Akpaso is a seasoned and erudite scholar, who is well-versed in Anatomical Sciences. She has, over the years, acquired unique skills and capabilities in teaching and research and rendering services to students both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Dr Akpaso is a medical doctor and has served as a Consultant to International Organizations including Concern Universal, SNR and ENR. She obtained her MBBch degree in 1997 from the College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar. In 2010, she was awarded an M.Sc. degree in Human Anatomy and in 2016, a Ph.D in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the same University. Dr Akpaso also has research interests in endocrinology, teratology and developmental biology. She joined the services of University of Calabar in 2003 as Lecturer II. In 2006, she was appointed examinations officer for B.Sc. Anatomy program, a position she held till 2009. In 2013, she was appointed examinations officer for the MBBch program in Human Anatomy. She served in that position till 2016, when she was appointed the acting Head of Department of Anatomical Sciences. Dr Akpaso has also been involved teaching, mentoring and counseling of students, thus contributing to the graduation of the students in the University. She has successfully supervised and co-supervised a number of undergraduate and graduate students in several areas of Anatomical Sciences. She has also served the University in many Committees including Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences Students’ Welfare Committee (2015 till date), Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences Lecture Series Committee ((2014-2016), Faculty of basic Medical Sciences Quality Assurance Committee (2018 till date), Department of Human Anatomy Welfare Committee (2015 to 2019) and so on. She has authored/coauthored several peer reviewed journal articles spread across both local and international journals and has participated in many conferences, workshops, seminars, symposia and other update programs some of which she made presentations. Dr Akpaso co-authored a textbook on Phytomedicine with Prof. Patrick Ebong of Biochemistry Department and was one of the recipients of the Institution-based Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) grant in 2014. She has many meritorious service awards in the University and outside the University especially in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention. She is a member of some professional associations including the Anatomical Society of Nigeria, Nigerian Medical Association, Association of Medical Doctors in Academics, Society of Experimental Biology in Nigeria among others. Dr Akpaso is married with two daughters.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
FSLCJubilee Primary School, Aka Offot, Uyo19761982
WAECFederal Government Girls’ College, Calabar19821988
M.B.,B.ChUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria19991997
M.Sc. Human AnatomyUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria20052010
Ph.D (Cellular and Molecular Biology) University of Calabar, Calabar.20102016

S/N Publication
AKPASO, M.I., Igiri,A.O., & Odey, P.A (2017): A comparative Study on the Effect of Combined Methanolic Leaf Extracts of Vernonia amygdalina and Gongronema latifolium and Metformin on the Pancreatic beta cells of Streptozocin Induced Diabetic Wistar Rats. Asian Journal of Pharmacy, Nursing and Medical Sciences. 5 (2).
AKPASO,M.I., & Elot, K.N (2017): Combined Methanolic Leaf Extracts of Vernonia Amygdalina and Gongronema latifolium Enhances Insulin secretion and Reproductive Hormone level in Diabetic State. International Journal of Health and Pharmaceutical Research. 3 (1).
AKPASO, M. I, Igiri, A.O, Fischer V. A, Fischer, C.E & Asuquo, O.R (2017): Combined Methanolic Leaf Extracts of Vernonia Amygdalina and Gongronema latifolium Improves sperm parameter impairment and Testicular damage inSTZ induced Diabetic Wistar Rats. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare. The International Institute for Science,Technology and Education (IISTE) 7 (6).
Eru, E.M., Igiri, A.O., Udo-Affah, G.U., AKPASO, M.I., Mesembe, O.E., & Uruakpa, K.C (2017): Histochemical Demonstration of Glycogen in the Hippocampus of Adult Male Albino Rats on Administration of Methanol Extract of Bridelia micrantha. Journal of Biopesticides, Nutrition, Food and Health Sciences. 1 (1)
Fischer, V.A., Fischer, C.E., AKPASO,M.I., & Igbigbi,P.S (2016): Effects of Ingestion of Bonny Light Crude Oil on Sperm Motility of Male Wistar Rats. International Journal of Science and Research. 5(10) .
Fischer,V.A., Fischer, C.E., AKPASO,M.I., & Ashiru, O.A (2013) Gonadal Histo-morphology and Antifertility Effects of Bonny Light Crude Oil on Male Wistar Rats. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare. The International Institute for Science,Technology and Education. 3(18), 54-65
Fischer, V.A., Fischer, C.E., AKPASO,M.I., & Ashiru ,O.A. (2013) Hormonal assays following oral administration of Bonny Light Crude Oil on Wistar rats. Journal of Experimental and Clincal Anatomy,12(2), 53-56.
AKPASO, M.I., Item J. A, Amabe A.O., Fischer, V. A.; Igiri,A.O., & Ebong,P.E. (2011). Effects of combined Leaf Extracts of Vernonia amygdalina (bitter leaf) and Gongronema latifolium (utazi) on the pancreatic B- cells of Streptozotocin Induced Diabetic Rats. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research. 1(2) 24-34.
Ekong, M.B., Akpan,M.U., Ekanem,T.B., AKPASO, M.I. (2011) Morphometric Malformations in Fetal rats Following Treatment with Aqueous Leaf Extract of Carica Papaya. Asian Journal Of Medical Sciences. 2, 18-22.
Akpantah, A.O., Ekong,M.B., Obeten,K.E., AKPASO, M.I. & Ekanem, T.B. (2011) Hormonal and Histomorphologic Effects of Azadirachta indica leaf extracts on the Pars Anterior of Wistar Rats. International Journal of Morphology, 29 (2), 441 – 445.
Akpantah,A.O., Ekong,M.B., Uruakpa,K.C., AKPASO, M.I., Eluwa,M.A, & Ekanem,T.B. (2010). Gonadal histo-morphologies and serum hormonal milieu in female rats treated with Azadirachta Indica leaf extract. Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine. 8 (4), 185 – 190.
AKPASO, M.I., Atangwho,J., Fischer; V., Igiri, A., Akpantah ,A., Ekanem, T. & Ebong, P. (2010) Effect of Humulin (Insulin) on the Pancreas of Streptozotocin induced diabetic wistar rats. Journal of Experimental and Clincal Anatomy, 9(1), 8-12.
Atangwho,I.J., Ebong,P.E , Egbung,G.E AKPASO, M.I., Asuquo,E.E (2010). Histological effect of combined extracts of Vernonia amygdalina and Azadirachta Indica on Normal and Diabetic Rats: The pancreas and Liver. Research Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences. 6(4), 514 – 521.
Asuquo, O. R, Igiri A. O, AKPASO, M. I (2010). Histopathological and Biocheimcal Effects of Chloroquine Phosphate on the testes of Male Albino Wistar rats. The Internet journal of Laboratory Medicine. 4 (2),.
Asuquo, O.R ., Igiri, A.O., Akpan,J., & AKPASO, M.I. (2009). Cardioprotective Potential of Vernonia Amygdalina and Ocimum Gratissimum Against Streptozocin (STZ) – Induced Diabetes in Wistar rats. The Internet Journal of Tropical Medicine. 7 (1).
Mesembe,O.E., Ivang, A.E., Udoaffah,O. Igiri,A.O., Fischer, V.A. AKPASO, M. I.; Eluwa.M.A; O.A.Akpa (2004) A morphometric study of the teratogenic effect of artesunate on the central nervous system of wistar rat foetus. Nigerian journal of Physiological Sciences. 19(1&2), 92-97.

S/N Grant Currency/Amount Grantor Date
Tet fund under the Institutional based Research (IBR) 2016NRN 1,300,000Tet Fund2014-06-01

S/N Conference Description Started Finished
4th Annual Scientific Conference of Anatomical Society of Nigeria, (Abraka 2006) Anatomy and Anthropological Sciences 2006-09-132006-09-17
Cytogenetics and Basic Andrology Technique Workshop organized by Anatomical Society of Nigeria held at Remo Campus of Olabisi Onabanjo University2010-02-222010-02-23
7th Annual Scientific Conference of Anatomical Society of Nigeria, (REMO 2010) 2010-02-232010-02-27
9th Annual Scientific Conference of Anatomical Society of Nigeria, (Port Harcourt 2012) Anatomy and the Millenium Development Goals 2012-11-072012-11-11
Quality Teaching For Quality Learning In Higher Education by Centre For Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE), University of Calabar2013-02-122013-02-13
10th Annual Conference of Neuroscience Society of Nigeria (NSN) CALABAR 2014-05-102014-05-14
16th Annual Scientific Conference/AGM of the Society For Experimental Biology of Ni-geria (NISEB), 2016-04-272016-04-30
The 3Rs in Research and Teaching in a Developing Country organized by Animal Care and Use in Research, Education and Testing (ACURET)2016-05-052016-05-07
• 14th Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting of Anatomical Society of Nige-ria, (Babcock 2017) Anatomy Act: what Next 2017-08-072017-08-11
• Inaugural Meeting/ Scientific conference of Medical and Dental Specialists in Basic Med-ical Science (MeDSABAMS)2018-05-062018-05-09