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Name

Dr. Richard Undigweundeye Ukpanukpong

Department

Biochemistry

Designation

Senior Lecturer

Email

[email protected]


About Dr. Richard Undigweundeye Ukpanukpong

Dr Richard Undigweundeye Ukpanukpong is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry University of Calabar. He obtained his Ph.D in Biochemistry from the University of Calabar in 2012. His main research area is on Toxicological Biochemistry with unreserved interest on Phytomedicine. His contributions to academic development range from teaching, research and mentoring of students at all levels. This prolific scholar started his career as a college teacher with Cross River State Technical Education Board in 2006 before joining the Kwararafa University, Wukari as Lecturer 1 in 2013. He transferred his services to Joseph Ayo Babalola University in 2014 as a Lecturer 1 where he served in many positions including Examinations Officer (2015-2016), Sub- Dean of College of Natural Sciences (2015-2017), Deputy Director of Academic Planning (2016-2017), Deputy Director of Joint University Preliminary Examinations Board Programme (2016-2017) and as a Managing Editor of Official JABU Journal of College of Natural Sciences between 2016 and 2017. Dr Richard Ukpanukpong latter transferred his services to the University of Calabar in 2017 where he is presently serving as Examinations Officer in the Department (2017 till date), Academic Board Secretary (2017 til date) and member of several other committees, He has successfully supervised three graduate students. This university scholar has attended local and international conferences in his area where he presented papers. Dr Ukpanukpong has served as reviewer to many journals in his discipline and has published over fifty five articles in local and international peer review journals. Dr Richard Ukpanukpong is a member of many professional bodies including Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and West African Society of Toxicology.


S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
FSLCR. C. M . Central Primary School, Ohong19831989
WAECBegiading Sec. Grammar School, Ohong 19871994
B,Sc MicrobiologyUniversity of Calabar Calabar19962001
PGD BiochemistryUniversity of Calabar Calabar20032004
M.Sc (Biochemistry) University of Calabar Calabar20042007
Ph.D (Biochemistry)University of Calabar Calabar20092012
NECOEcho Commercial Sec. School, Ikeji Arakeji 20142014
B.Sc (Hons) Biochemistry and Nutrition Fountain University, Osogbo Osun State Nigeria 20142016

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Ukpanukpong, R.U., Otu, D.O., Olarinde, O.E., Fafioye, R.O., Ukwuondi, B.E., & Igbineweka, P.O., (2019), Antidiabetic effect of Afromomum meleguata ethanolic seed extract on strptozotocin induced diabetic wistar rats. International Journal of Current Research in Biosciences and Plant Biology, 6(1), 19-28.
Ukpanukpong, R.U., Uyabeme, R.N., Adebiyi, F.D., Basiru, D.I., Akinfesola, B.S., & Aigbadumah,P.O., (2019), Haematological studies on Sida rhombifolia ethanolic leaf extract of micronor induced infertility in female rats. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Science, 6(1), 19-28.
Ukpanukpong, R.U., Oka, S.O., Olarinde,O.E., Basiru, D.I., Ukwuondi, B.E., & Aigbadumah, P.O., (2019), Haematological studies of Laranthus bengwensis ethanolic leaf extract on streptozocin induced diabetic rats. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences,6(3), 1780-1788.
Ukpanukpong, R.U., Uyabeme, R.N., Akinfesola, B.S., Dadebiyi,F., Aigbadumah, P.O., & Basiru, D.I., (2019), Hormonal assessment of soda rhombifolia ethanolic leaf extract on micronor induced infertility in female rats International Journal of Current Research in Biosciences and Plant Biology, 6(4), 1-8.
Ukpanukpong, R.U., Otu, D.O., Fafioye, R.O., Yusuff, A.A., & Eteng, M.U., (2019), Hepato-protective and haematological assessment of Moringa lucida ethanolic leaf extract on Plasmodium berghei parasitzed mice. International Journal of Current Research in Biosciences and Plant Biology, 6(4), 9-16.
Ekam, V.S., Ukpanukpong, R.U., Odio, S,B., Ihe, S,O. & Ekam, N.V., (2019), Haematological changes in malaria infested Wistar albino rats treated with the crude extract of Artemisia Annua and Artemisinin combination therapy. International Journal of Medicine Research 4(3), 80-83
Ekam,V.S., Ukpanukpong, R.U., Ihe, S.O., Odio, S.B., & Ekam, N.V., (2019), The assessment of serum liver enzymes in malaria induced wistar rats treated with the crude extract of Artemisia annua and Artemisinin combination therapy. International Journal of Medicine Research, 4(3), 84- 86.
Ukpanukpong, R.U., Eban, L.K., Olaluwoye, A.F., & Aigbadumah, P.O., (2019), Anti-diabetic activities of theo broma cacao ethanolic seed extract on streptozotocin induced diabetic wistar rats. International Journal of Medicine Research 4(3),91-96.
Ukpanukpong, R.U., Bassey S.O., Akindahunsi D.O., Omang W.A. & Ugor J.A.,(2018), Antidirrheal and Antihepatic Effect of Andrographis paniculata Leaf Extract on Castor Oil Induced Diarrhea in Wistar Rats The Pharmaceutical and Chemical Journal, 5(1), 62-76
Ukpanukpong, R.U., Bassey S.O., Edoamodu C.E., Ugor J.A., Omang W.A. & Odutuga, A.A., (2018), Haematological Effect of Ethanolic Leaves Extract of Jatropha curcas on Plasmodium Berghei Infected Mice. The Pharmaceutical and Chemical Journal, 5(1), 77-83.
Ukpanukpong R. U., Omang W. A., Adetula J. I., Basiru D. I., Eteng M. U. & Eyong E. U., (2018), Effects of processed Cajanus Cajan (Pigeon Pea) seed on lipid profile in albino wistar rats World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research,7(15), 75-86
Ukpanukpong R. U., Obadare O. O., Omang W. A., Basiru D. I., Eteng M. U. & Eyong E. U., (2018), Haematological And Kidney Function Markers Evaluation of Crude Oil Contaminated Feeds Supplemented With Antioxidants in Albino Wistar Rats. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 7 (15), 87-102.
Ukpanukpong, R.U., Bassey, S.O., Ogunbode, S,M., Basiru, D.I., Omang, W.A., & Eteng, M.U., (2018), Effect of processed Vigna subterranean seeds on alkaline phosphatase, conjugated and total bilirubin levels in Broilers chickens finishing phase. International Journal of Current Research in Biosciences and Plant Biology, 5(8), 1-10, ISSN- 2349-8080
]Ukpanukpong, R.U., Bassey, S.O., Adejoorin, M.A., Eko, C.I., Omang, W.A., & Eyong, M.D., (2018), Effect of processed Cajanus cajan seeds on some enzyme levels in albino wistar rats. International Journal of Current Research in Biosciences and Plant Biology, 5(8), 15-23, ISSN 2349-8080
Ukpanukpong, R.U., Ajani, J.O., Omang, W.A., Adejorin, M.A., Eteng, M.U., & Eyong , E.U., (2018), Antidiabetic and antilipidemic effect of khaya senegalensis ethanolic bark extract in alloxan induced diabetic rats.International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 7(8), 291-307.ISSN-2319-7706
Ukpanukpong, R.U., Basiru,D.I., Obadare, O.O., & Omang, W.A., (2018), Assessment of selected hepatic serum enzymes in contaminated crude oil feeds on Albino Wistar Rats. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences 7(8), 280-290, ISSN-2319-7706.
Ukpanukpong, R.U., Bassey , S. O., Etta , H.E. & Osung, J.E., (2018), Effect of Water Melon (Citrillus lanatus) seed powder on growth performance parameters of broilers chickens. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 7(19), 169-179.
Eteng, M.U., Ukpanukpong, R.U., Otu, D.O. & Ajanaku, V.A., (2018), Effect of cement dust on haematological parameters in adult wistar rats. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 7(19), 180-187.
Ukpanukpong, R.U., Uyabeme, R.N., Adeosun, M.A., Otu, D.O. & Fafioye, R.O., (2018), Effect of processed Vigna subterranean (Bambara groundnut) seeds on hepatic serum enzymes in albino wistar rats. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 7(19), 188-200.
Ukpanukpong, R.U., Uyabeme, R.N., Adekunle, I.A. & Adeleke, C.O., (2017), Biochemical Assessment of Parkia biglobosa Ethanolic Root Extract in Streptozocin Induced Diabetic rats. Journal of Advances in Medical and Pharmaceutical 13(1), 1-9.
Ukpanukpong, R.U., Adekunle, I.A., Uyabeme, R.N. & Adeleke, C.O., (2017), Biochemical Studies on Loranthus bergensis Ethanolic Leaf Extract in Streptozocin Induced Diabetic rats. Journal of Advances in Medical and Pharmaceutical 13(1), 1-12.
Warra, A.A., Undigweundeye, R.U., & Wawata, I.G., (2016), Physio-chemical and GC-MS Analysis of Calabash (Lageneria siceeraria) Seed Oil. International Journal of Biochemistry Research and Review, 14(1), 1-7.
Berena, G.A., Odutuga, A. A., Ukpanukpong, R.U., & Tosho-Obembe A., (2016), Effect of Lead and Cadmium contamination in Drinking Water sourced in Oriade LGA in Osun State on serum electrolytes of albino wistar rates. JABU Journal of Science Technology, 2(3), 35- 39.
Odutuga, A. A., Ukpanukpong, R.U., & Uyabeme, R.N., (2016), Biochemical and histological studies on the effects of Lonart Ds on Plasmodium berghei infected Mice. JABU Journal of Science Technology, 2(4), 69- 78.
Ukpanukpong, R.U., Warra, A.A. & Chibuzor, E., (2016), Proximate Composition of various Shea Nut Kernels. Journal of Advances in Biological and Basic Research 2(4), 21-23.
Ukpanukpong, R. U., Odutuga, A. A., Berena, G.A., Olarinde, E.O. & Aileme, R., (2016), Antidiabetic and antilipidemic effects of Andrographis paniculata ethanolic root extr act in alloxan induced diabetic rats. Journal of Advances in Biological and Basic Research 2(6), 24-27.
Ukpanukpong, R.U., Warra, A. A., Bashir, J.I. & Berena, G.A, (2016), Physicochemical and Phytochemical Analysis of Vitellaria paradoxa Nut in Selected Districts in Kebbi State, Nigeria. Journal of Advances in Biological and Basic Research 2(7), 28-30.
Folasele, A.F., & Ukpanukpong, R.U., (2015), Hepato-protective effect of artesunate on carbon tetrachloride-induced toxicity in rats. International Journal of Pharma Sciences and Research, 6(5), 869-873.
Ukpanukpong, R.U., & Folasele. A.F., (2015), Antidiabetic and antilipidemic assessment of soya bean oil on lipid profile and glucose level in alloxan-induced diabetic male wister rats. International Journal of Pharma Sciences and Research,6(5), 904-908.
Olugbenga,D.J., Ukpanukpong, R. U., & Uyabeme, R.N., (2015), Phytochemical Screening, Proximate Analysis and Acute Toxicity Study of Launaea Taraxacifolia Ethanolic Extract on Albino Rats. The International Journal of Science & Technoledge (ISSN 2321 – 919X) www.theijst.com 3(6)
Olugbenga, DJ., Ukpanukpong, R.U., & Uyabeme, R.N., (2015), Allelophatic and Anti- Microbial Activities of aqueous Extract of Allium Sativum. The International Journal of Science & Technoledge www.theijst.com
Asuk, A.A., Ukpanukpong, R.U., & Ogar, J.E., (2015), The Effect of Acute Co-administration of Fansidar with Vitamin C on Some serum Electrolytes and Body Weight Changes in Male and Female Wistar Albino Rats. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research 12(8), 1-8 ISSN-2231-0614.
Lawani, F.O., Ukpanukpong, R.U., Utu-Baku, B.A., Fana, N.Y., Uyabeme, R.N., Ajakaye, O.F., Oresegun,O.F., Eze, F.N., & Edoamodu, C.E., (2014), Potable water supply and sanitation practices in selected public primary school pupils in Owerri Local Government Area, Imo State, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Plant Science and Research, 4(3), 40-45.
Ukpanukpong, R.U., Ejoba, R., Uyabeme, R.N., Ajakaye, O.F., Oresegun, O.A., Eze, F.N., Fana, N.Y., & Edoamodu, C.E., (2014), Hematological studies on the effect of Saccharum barberi extract on guinea pigs and albino wistar rats. Asian Journal of Plant Science and Research, 4(3), 46-49.
Ejoba, R., Utu-Baku, B.A., Ukpanukpong, R.U., Dasofunjo, K., Ugwu, M.N., Abong, A.A., & Uyabeme, R.N., (2014), Proximate nutrient composition of Saccharum barberi powdered stem extract (dry matter). European Journal of Experimental Biology, 4(3), 61-64.
Ejoba, R., Utu-Baku, B.A., Ukpanukpong, R.U., Dasofunjo, K., Ugwu, M.N., Abong, A.A., & Uyabeme, R.N., (2014), Effect of Saccharum berberi extract on lipid profile level in albino wistar rats. European Journal of Experimental Biology, 4(3), 65-72.
Dasofunjo, K., Ukpanukpong, R.U., Okwarri, O. O., Okaba, E.O., & Alagwu, E. A., (2014), Acute effect of fansidar and antioxidant vitamin C Co-administration on serum lipid profile of wistar albino rats. International Journal of Pharma Sciences and Research, 5(9), 615-621.
Odutuga, A.A., Dairo, J.O., Ukpanukpong, R.U & Eze, F.N., (2014), Hepatoprotective activity of ethanol extracts of Ficus exasperate leaves on acetaminophen-induced hepatotoxic Rats. Merit Research Journal of Biochemistry and Bioinformatics, 2(2), 028-033.
Odutuga, A.A., Dairo, .J.O., Ukpanukpong, R.U & Uyabeme, R.N., (2014), Antimicrobial and phytotoxic effects of Allium sativum methanolic extract. Merit Research Journal of Biochemistry and Bioinformatics, 2(2), 034-037.
Ukpanukpong, R.U., Eteng, M .U., Dasofunjo, K.,Pekene, D.B J., Utu- Baku, B. A., and Onyeama, H.P., (2013), Heamatological studies of antioxidant vitamins C, E garlic on pefloxacin Induced Toxicity in Wistar Rats. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences, 3(01), 103-107.
Ukpaukpong, R.U., Eteng, M .U., Dasofunjo, K., (2013), Antioxidant Interactions of Pefloxacin, Garlic, Vitamins, C and E on lipid profile level of Albino Wistar Rats., Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences 3(03), 167-170.
Dasofunjo, K., Nwodo, O.F.C, Johnson, T.J, Ukpanukpong, R.U., Ugwu, M.N, and Odinka, E.,(2013), Heamatopoietic effect of ethanolic leaf extract of Pilliostigmes thonningii on male Albino wistar Rat. Journal of Natural Product Plant Resource, 3(2), 1-4.
Dasofunjo, K., Nwodo, O.F.C., Johnson, T.J., Ukpanukpong, R.U., Ugwu, M.N, and Ayo, V.I.,(2013), Phytochemical screening and effect of ethanolic leaf extract of Pilliostigmes thonningii on serum lipid profile of male wistar Albino rats. Journal of Natural Product and Plant Resource,3(2), 5-9.
Ugwu, M.N, Umar, I.A, Utu-Baku, A.B, Dasofunjo, K., Ukpanukpong, R.U., Yakubu, O.E., & Okafor, A.I.,(2013), Antioxidant Status and Organ Function in steptozotocin-induced Diabetic Rats treated with aqueous Methanolic and Petroleum Ether Extracts of Olinum basilicum leaf. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences, 3(4 suppl 1), 75-79.
Ukpanukpong, R.U., Dasofunjo, K., Pekene, D.J.B., Abong, A.A., Ugwu, M.N. and Awe, S.,(2013), Reproductive and Histological Effects of Garlic, Antioxidant Vitamins C and E in Pefloxacin Induced Toxicity on wistar rats. Central European Journal of Experimental Biology. 2(1), 18-26.
Ukpanukpong, R.U., Pekene, D. J.B., Dasofunjo, K., Abong, A.A., Ugwu, M.N., & Awe, S., (2013), Pefloxacin and antioxidant interactions of vitamins C.E and garlic on serum enzymes and histological tissues in Albino wistar rats. Central European Journal of Experimental Biology, 2(1), 27-32.
Dasofunjo, K., Nwodo, O.F.C., Yakubu, O.E., Ejoba, R., Ukpanukpong, R.U., Ipav, S.S., Ngwu, M.N., Okafor, A.I., & Ezugwu, H.C., (2013), Toxicological implication of ethanol leaf extact of Piliostigma thonningii on renal functions indices of male wistar albino rats. European Journal of Experimental Biology, 3(3), 652-655.
Dasofunjo, K., Nwodo, O.F C., Yakubu, O.E., Ejoba, R., Ukpanukpong, R.U., Ipav, S.S., Ngwu, M.N., Okafor, A. I., & Girgi, S.L.,(2013), Hepatoprotective effect of Piliostigma thonningii leaves on male wistar albino rats. Asian Journal of Plant Science and Research, 3(4),13-17.
Ejoba, R., Utu-Baku, B.A., Ukpanukpong, R.U., Pekene, D.J.B., Dasofunjo K., Ugwu, MN., Abong, A.A., & Ekpo, B.O., (2013), Effect of Saccharum barberi extract on lipid profile level in guinea pigs. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 7 (8), 857-862.
Ejoba, R., Utu-Baku, B.A., Ukpanukpong, R.U., Ugwu, MN., Ekpo, B.O., Dasofunjo k., Pekene, D.J.B. & Abong, A.A., (2013), The qualitative phytochemical constituents of Saccharum barberi powder extracts. Australian Journal of Basic Sciences 7(8), 863-867.
Onyeama, H. P., Ebong, P .E., Eteng, M .U., Igile, G .O., Ibekwe, H.A,, Peter, A., & Ukpanukpong, R. U.,(2012), Evaluation of the effects of Calliandra portoricensis extracts on oxidative stress enzymes in wistar rats challenged with Venom of Echis Ocellatus. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences, 02(06), 199-202.
Onyeama, H. P., Ebong, P .E., Eteng, M .U., Igile, G .O., Ibekwe, H .A,, Peter, A., & Ukpanukpong, R.U., (2012), Effect of Calliandra portoricensis extracts on transaminases and creatine kinase of wistar rats challenged with venom of Echis ocellatus. Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, 3(7), 476-480.
Eteng, M. U., Ukpanukpong, R. U., Abolade, A .O., Eyong, E.U., & Egbung E., (2008), Biochemical and Histological Effect of pefloxacin on wistar rats Reproductive functions. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 2(3), 475-480.

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The 24th Annual Conference of Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Calabar.Solid state fermentation of banana peels for single cell proteins production.2004-11-242004-11-27
The 32nd Annual Conference of Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.Evaluation of the effect of Calliiandra porticcensis extracts on oxidative stress enzymes in wistar rats challenged with venom of Echis ocellatus (Carpet Viper)2012-11-142012-11-17
Understanding of Chemicals in Health, Diseases and Economics by West African Society of Toxicology (WASOT) University of Port Harcourt, NIGERIA. (a) Haematopoitic effect of ethanol leaf extract of Pilliostigma thonningii on male albino rats. (b) Water quality of some natural springs in Obudu, Cross River State2013-02-202013-02-23