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Name

Dr. Okonkwo Chibuzor Onyinye

Department

Biochemistry

Designation

Lecturer II

Email

[email protected]


About Dr. Okonkwo Chibuzor Onyinye

Dr Okonkwo Chibuzor Onyinye holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU) where she graduated with a Second Class Upper Division in 2007. She proceeded to the University of PortHarcout, Chioba Rivers State for her MSc degree in Medical Biochemistry after the Mandatory NYSC in 2008 and graduated with a Distinction in 2012. She obtained her PhD in Clinical Biochemistry with Distinction from the Michael Okpara University of Agrculture Umudike, Abia State Nigeria in 2018. She started her Career as an Academic at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike as an Assistant Lecturer in October 2012. She later joined the University of Calabar where she is currently a Lecturer II in the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences. Her goal is to groom a team of Students who will be well grounded in their Subject area, morally upright and able to bring solutions to the economic problems in the society through Teaching and Research. She has held several positions of responsibility at MOUAU and UNICAL. She has served as Academic Adiser to students, Assistant Examination Officer, Faculty Representative, member of departmental Accreditation sub-commitee, member departmental Research Committee, member vetting of Departmental Practical Handbook, member Departmental and Faculty Academic Boards, Coordinator Biochemistry practicals among others. She is very dedicated, hardworking and result oriented. Dr Okonkwo has over 20 scientific publications in reputable academic journals. Her research interests are in the area of integrated pest management, particularly the development of biopesticides of botanical origin for the management of insect pests and vectors. Her goal is to produce insecticidal oils of botanical origin that could replace the more toxic synthetic pesticides currently in use, so that the environment, wildlife and humans are protected from these harsh chemicals. She is also interested in Molecular Biology, Plant Biochemistry (especially plants with medicinal and insecticidal potentials), Nutritional Biochemistry and toxicology. She has worked with several plants and identified potential insecticidal compounds through molecular studies. Recently, she is working on the effect of some insecticidal plant extracts on the gene polymorphism of selected insects using Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA Polymerase Chain Reaction (RAPD-PCR).She is married to Dr Sunday Okonkwo and they are blessed with four children.


S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
FSLCAbia State University Staff Primary School19911996
SSCEFederal Government Girls’ College Umuahia19962002
B.Sc BiochemistryMichael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike,Abia State.20022006
M.Sc Medical BiochemistryUniversity of Port Harcout20082012

S/N Publication
Okonkwo C.O., Ohaeri O.C., &Atangwho I.J. (2019). Haematoloical Changes in Rats exposed to Insecticidal Oils from the leaves of Cassia occidentalis and Euphorbia milii.Heliyon 5 (01746),1-8.
Okonkwo, C. O. & Ohaeri, O. C. (2019). Mechanism of Insecticidal action of oil extracted from the Leaves of Cassia occidentalis. Asian Journal of Agricultural Research, 12(1), 19 - 24.
Okonkwo, C. O. & Onyeji, C. M. (2018). Insecticidal Potentials and Chemical Composition of Essential Oils from the Leaves of Phyllanthus amarus and Starchytarpheta cayennensis in Nigeria. International Journal of Biochemistry Research and Review, 22(3), 1 - 16.
Okonkwo, C. O. & Ohaeri, O. C. (2018). Essential Oils from the Leaves of Euphorbia milii exert Insecticidal Activity through Disruption in Ionic Composition. Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences, 13(4), 46 - 53.
Okonkwo, C. O. & Ohaeri, O. C. (2018). Insecticidal Efficacy and Chemical Composition of hexane Oil extracts From the Leaves of Euphorbia milii and Cassia occidentalis. International Journal of Biochemistry Research and Review, 23(3), 1 - 11.
Okonkwo, C. O. & Ohaeri, O. C. (2018). Essential oils form the Leaves of Euphorbia milii and Cassia occidentalis exert Insecticidal action through gene toxicity. Asian Journal of Biological Sciences, 12(2), 140 - 147.
Okonkwo, C. O. & Agharandu, U. (2017). Proximate and Vitamin Composition of selected cereals commonly used for weaning babies’ food preparation in South-Eastern Nigeria. Journal of Biology , Agriculture and Healthcare, 7(22), 71 - 75
Okonkwo, C. O. & Moses, S. E. (2017). Insecticidal Potentials and Chemical composition of Ethanol Extracts from the leaves of Acanthus montanus on selected insect pests. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 9(10), 111 - 116.
Okonkwo, C. O. & Ozoude, Ujunwa, J. (2015). The impact of processing on the nutritional, mineral and vitamin composition of Palm kernel nut (Elaeis guineensis). African Journal of Food Science, 9(10), 504 - 507.
Okonkwo C.O. & Ozoude, U. J. (2015). The Impact of processing on the nutritional, mineral and vitamin composition of cashew nut. International Journal of Engineering Sciences and Research Technology, 4(3), 596 - 602.
Egba, S. I., Udom, I. D., & Okonkwo, C. O. (2014). Comparative Effect of Oral Administration of some Dietary Lipids on Fertility Hormones of Female Wistar Albino Rats.Global Journal of Biotechnology and Biochemistry, 9(1), 24 - 29.
Okonkwo, C. O. & Ahamefula, E. L. (2014). The Therapeutic Impact of the Ethanolic leaf extract of Vernonia amygdalina on Castor Oil Induced Diarhoea in Wistar Albino Rats.International Journal of Scientific Research.Education, 2(6), 975 - 983.
Okonkwo, C. O. & Egeolu, V. C. (2014). Anti-Hemolytic Potentials of The Ethanolic leaf extract of Dracaena aborea on Zidovudine-Induced Hemolysis in Wistar Albino Rats.International Journal of Science and Technoledge, 2(6), 142 - 146.
Okonkwo, C. & Ogu, A. (2014). Nutritional Evaluation of Some Selected Spices Commonly Used in the South-Eastern Part of Nigeria. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare, 4(15), 97 - 102.
Okonkwo, C. O. & Iwuagwu, C. O. (2014). Effects of Zidovudine, aqeous leaf extract of Gongronema latifolium and their combination on some haematological indices of Wistar rats.Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Mlecular Biology, 29(1), 29 - 34.
Okonkwo, C. O. & Ozoude, U. J. (2014). The impact of processing on the nutrient content,vitamin and mineral composition of African walnut (Tetracarpidium conophorum). International Journal of Novel Research in Life Sciences, 1(2), 10 - 16.
Okonkwo, C.O. & Ohaeri, O. C. (2013). Insecticidal Potentials of some selected plants Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutial Research, 5(4), 370 - 376.
Okonkwo, C. O. & Uwakwe, A. A. (2013). The Impact of Zidovudine (an antiretroviral drug) on some Serum and Erythrocyte Biochemical Parameters in Wistar Albino Rats. International Journal of Science and Research, 2(9), 185 - 189.
Okonkwo, C. O. & Uwakwe, A. A. (2013). The In vitro effects of Zidovudine (an antiretroviral drug) on Human Erythrocyte Haemoglobin-S-gelation. Journal of Pharmacy nd Biological Sciences, 7(5), 52 - 55.

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
 Nigerian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB),2nd South-East zonal symposium ,FUTO 2004-09-022004-09-03
 Nigerian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB),2nd South-East zonal symposium ,FUTO 2004-09-022004-09-03
 Nigerian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB), 4th South-East zonal symposium MOUAU, Umudike 2006-06-082006-06-09
 Nigerian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB), 4th South-East zonal symposium MOUAU, Umudike 2006-06-082006-06-09
 Nigerian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB),National Scientific conference,Calabar 2012-11-142012-11-17
 Nigerian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB),National Scientific conference,Calabar 2012-11-142012-11-17
 Nigerian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB), South-East zonal symposium Umudike Modulatory role of ehanol extracts of the leaves of Cajanus cajan (fio fio) on some haematological Indices in Wistar albino rats.2015-08-132015-08-14
 Nigerian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB), South-East zonal symposium Umudike Modulatory role of ehanol extracts of the leaves of Cajanus cajan (fio fio) on some haematological Indices in Wistar albino rats.2015-08-132015-08-14
 Society for Experimental Biology of Nigeria (NISEB). 16TH Annual Scientific Conference/AGM. “Calabar 2016-04-272016-04-30
 Society for Experimental Biology of Nigeria (NISEB). 16TH Annual Scientific Conference/AGM. “Calabar 2016-04-272016-04-30
3rd International Workshop/Conference on Animal use in Research, Education and Testing (ACURET). University of Calabar, Calabar.Nil.2016-05-052016-05-07
7th International Biotechnology Conference, Exhibition and Workshop, Covenant University Ota, Ogun State.2016-06-062016-06-17
 Nigerian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB) South South Zone, 2nd Annual Scientific Conference, Calabar Proximate and Vitamin Composition of some locally consumed cereals in the South-Eastern Part of Nigeria.2017-08-022017-08-05
 Nigerian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB) South South Zone, 2nd Annual Scientific Conference, Calabar Proximate and Vitamin Composition of some locally consumed cereals in the South-Eastern Part of Nigeria.2017-08-022017-08-05
 Nigerian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB) 36th Annual Scientific Conference, Uyo1. Proximate and Vitamin Composition of Selected Cereals commonly used for weaning Babies’ Food Preparation in South-Eastern Nigeria. 2. Insecticidal Potentials and Chemical Composition of Ethanol Extracts from the Leaves of Acanthus montanus on Seclected Insect Pests.2017-11-132017-11-17
 Nigerian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB) 36th Annual Scientific Conference, Uyo1. Proximate and Vitamin Composition of Selected Cereals commonly used for weaning Babies’ Food Preparation in South-Eastern Nigeria. 2. Insecticidal Potentials and Chemical Composition of Ethanol Extracts from the Leaves of Acanthus montanus on Seclected Insect Pests.2017-11-132017-11-17