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Dr. Victor Otu Oka




Lecturer II


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About Dr. Victor Otu Oka

Dr. Victor Oka is a Lecturer in the Department of Physiology of the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Calabar. He began his academic sojourn with the University of Calabar as a Graduate Assistant in April, 2011. He rose through the ranks and is currently a lecturer II. He began his primary school education at the foremost Nigerian Navy Primary School, Calabar between 1988 and 1995 after which He proceeded to the Prestigious St.Patrick’s College Calabar where He obtained his senior school certificate in 2001. His educational journey continued at the Department of Human Physiology of the University of Calabar. He graduated top of his class with a second class upper degree in 2007. After his one year compulsory National service, his quest for education led him back to the University of Calabar where He bagged a master’s degree in Physiology in 2014 and a doctorate in 2017 specializing in Respiratory Physiology. He won a TETFUND institutional based grant in 2019 and has several academic awards such as best graduating B.Sc, M.Sc and Ph.D student for the years, 2007, 2014 and 2017. He teaches Physiology to B.Sc and Medical undergraduate students. His parents are Barr and Barr(mrs) Out Uket Oka who hail from Yakurr in Cross River State. He is a member of the Physiological Society of Nigeria (PSN) and has attended conferences and workshops within Nigeria. He has served as a timetable officer and is presently an examinations officer in the Department of Physiology. His research areas include Respiratory and Environmental physiology, where he has supervised over 20 undergraduate research projects. He has also published articles in reputable local and international journals. He is married with children.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
First School Leaving CertificateNigerian Navy Primary School Calabar, Cross River State19881995
Senior School CertificateSt. Patrick’s College, Calabar, Cross River state19952001
B.Sc (Physiology)University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State20022006
M.Sc (Physiology)University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State20102014
Ph.D (Respiratory Physiology)University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State20142017

S/N Publication
Oka, V. O., Okon, U. E. & Osim E. E. (2019). Pulmonary Responses Following Quercetin Administration in Rats After Intratracheal Instillation of Amiodarone. Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences, 34, 63-68.
Nna, V. U., Oka, V. O, Udefa, A. L., Ofutet, E. O. & Ofem, O. E. (2016). High Doses of PDE5 inhibitors and tramadol reversibly alters haematological parameters in rats. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences, 6(4), 86-92.
Nku-Ekpang, O., Ofem, O. E., Oka, V. & Jaja, S. (2016). Impact of Vitamins C and E supplement on anti-oxidant enzymes (catalase, superoxide dismutase, and glutathione peroxidase) and lipid peroxidation product (malondialdehyde levels) in sickle subjects. Tropical Journal of Medical Research, 19(2), 100-104.
Ani, E. J., Oka, V. O., Ikpeme, A., Ani, N. & O’neil, C. (2015). Relationship between duration of sport service, body mass index and some cardiovascular and respiratory indices among professional sportsmen in calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 6(3), 374-379.
Oka, V. O., Udefa, A. L., Nna, V. U. & Owu, D. (2015). Sildenafil citrate and tramadol administered separately and in combination affects basal metabolic rate, triiodothyronine (T3) and cortisol levels in albino wistar rats. Trends in Medical Research, 10(3), 51-62.
Nna, V. U., Ofem, O. E., Oka, V. O., Aluko, E. & Ofutet, E. (2014). Comparative effects of Aloe vera gel and aqueous leaf extract of Viscum album on bilirubin excretion in streptozotocin - induced diabetic rats. International Journal of Biochemistry Research and Review, 4(1), 99-115.
Oka, V. O., Ikpi, D. E., Nna, V. U., Antai, A. & Osim, E. E. (2014). Gastroprotective effects of masfon - Aloe vera drink: its effects on gastric acid and mucus. European Journal of Medicinal Plants, 4(4), 394-403.
Oka, V. O., Nna, V. U., Inyang, E. & Ikpe, J. (2014). Methanolic extract of Malus domestica mitigates formalin - induced derangements in small intestinal motility and transit. Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, 5(3), 45-50.
Ofem, O. E., Nna, V. U., Oka, V. O., Archibong, A. N. & Bassey, S. (2014). Vitamin C and E supplementation reverses alterations in haematological indices induced by high salt loading in rats. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, 4(9), 763-768.
Ofem, O. E, Antai, A., Essien N. & Oka, V. (2014). Enhancement of some sex hormones concentrations by consumption of leaves extract of Viscum album (mistletoe) in rats. Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, 5(3), 87-90.
Oka, V. O., Ikpi, D. E, Ofem, O. E, Archibong, A. N. & Antai, A. (2014). Effect of Masfon-Aloe vera drink on Intestinal motility and transit in Wistar Albino rats. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, 4(6), 1335-1344.
Archibong, A. N., Akwari, A., Ukweni, S., Ofem, O. E, Oka, V. O. & Eno, A. (2014). Edible seafood – Thais coronate (Rock snail) extract boosts RBC, PCV, Hb, Platelets, WBC and Lymphocytes counts in Rats. Journal of Scientific Research & Reports, 3(24), 3096-3105.
Ujah, O., Ujah, I., Johnson, J. & Oka V. (2013). Effect of ethanolic leaf extract of Moringa olifera leaf on haematological and biochemical parameters of wistar rats. Journal of Natural.Products Plant Resource, 3(2), 10-14.
Nna, V. U., Oka, V. O, Aluko, E. & Olubobokun, T. (2013). Comparative effects of aqueous leaf extract of Viscum album (mistletoe) and Aloe vera gel in the management of streptozotocin - induced diabetes mellitus. International Journal of Diabetes Research, 2(5), 84-89.
Ekam, V., Johnson, J., Oka, V. O., Archibong A. N., Odey, M. (2012). Uric acid, urea and bilirubin levels of albino rats treated with activity directed fractions of Vernonia Amygdalina during acetaminophen induced hepatotoxicity. Annals of Biological Research, 3(12), 5595-5599.

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
32nd Annual Scientific Conference of the Physiological Society of Nigeria (PSN) held in Calabar, Nigeria.2012-08-152012-08-17
35th Annual Scientific Conference of the Physiological Society of Nigeria (PSN) held in Enugu, Nigeria.2015-09-162015-09-18
37th Annual Scientific Conference of the Physiological Society of Nigeria (PSN) held in Kaduna, Nigeria.2017-10-312017-11-02