Dr. Sharon O. Osawe

Dr. Sharon Oluchi Osaweis a Molecular Drug Toxicologist. She studied at the Federal University of Agriculture Umudike where she obtained a first degree (2nd class honours (Upper division)) in Biochemistry and later proceeded for a Masters and PhD degree at the University of Ibadan in Molecular Drug Metabolism and Toxicology from the Department of Biochemistry. Currently, she is a lecturer at the Biological Sciences Department, Faculty of Applied Sciencesof KolaDaisi University, Ibadan.

Her research area focuses on unraveling possible biochemical and molecular mechanisms associated with drug-related organ toxicities while proffering preventive, modulatory and ameliorative management using natural or synthetic products with therapeutic and/or antioxidant potential. She has published articles in reputable learned national and international journals and has attended several training workshops, seminars and conferences to this effect.

  1. Ph.D. Biochemistry                                                                2015
  2. M.Sc. Biochemistry                                                               2007
  3. B.Sc. Biochemistry                                                                 2003
  1. Nwichi S.O., Adewole E.K., Dada A.O., Ogidiama O., Mokobia O.E., Farombi E.O,(2012). ‘Cocoa powder exhibits hypolipidemic potential incholesterol fed rats’. African Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences. 41:39-49.
  2. Osawe S.O., Farombi E.O. (2013). ‘Ethanol extract of Moringaoleifera leaves modulates ciprofloxacin-induced oxidant stress in testis and semen of rats’. Archives of Basic and Applied Medicine. 1:59 – 66.
  3. Osawe S.O.and Farombi E.O. (2018).Quercetin and rutin ameliorate sulfasalazine-induced spermiotoxicity, alterations in reproductive hormones and steroidogenic enzyme inbalance in rats’. Andrologia. 2018;e12981. https://doi.org/10.1111/and.12981.
  4. Ebokaiwe A.P., Ijomone M.O., Osawe S.O., Chukwu J.C., Ejike E.C.C., Zhang G., Wang F (2018). Alteration in sperm characteristics, endocrine balance and redox status in rats rendered diabetic by streptozotocin treatment: attenuating role of Loranthusmicranthus. Redox Report. 23 (1): 194-205.
  5. Azubuike P. Ebokaiwe, Omamuyovwi M. Ijomone, Sharon O. Osawe, ObinnaOsuji, Moses Alo (2019). Influence of Loranthusmicranthus against STZ-induced neurobehavioral deficits in diabetic rats.Neurochemical Journal. 13 (3): 283-294

Molecular Drug Metabolism and Toxicology

  1. Best executive official of the Redeemed Postgraduate Student Fellowship (RCPGF), University of Ibadan. 2007/2008
  2. University of Ibadan Teaching/Research Assistantship Award 2009
  1. Osawe S.O. and Farombi E.O. Quercetin and rutin ameliorates Sulfasalazine-induced spermiotoxicity, alterations in reproductive hormones and steroidogenic enzyme imbalance in rats. 4th Biennial Unibadan Conference of Biomedical Research: Biotechnology for Health and Development. July, 1 – 4, 2014. University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
  2. West African Society of Toxicology (WASOT), 3rd International Conference. February 19 – 22, 2014. University of Lagos, Lagos.
  3. Osawe S.O. and Farombi E.O. Ethanol extract of Moringaoleifera modulates Ciprofloxacin-induced oxidant stress in testis and semen of rats. 3rdUnibadan Conference of Biomedical Research: Biotechnology for Health and Development. July 24 – 27, 2012. University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
  4. 2ndUnibadan Conference of Biomedical Research: Biotechnology for Health and Development.Nwichi S.O.,Adewole E.K., Dada A.O., Ogidiama O., Mokobia O.E., Farombi E.O. Cocoa powder exhibits hypolipidemic potential in cholesterol fed rats. July 7 – 9, 2010. University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
  5. Nwichi S.O., Adewole E.K., Dada A.O., Ogidiama O., Mokobia O.E., Farombi E.O. Cocoa powder extract exhibit hepatoprotective potential in Acetaminophen-induced toxicity. 11th International Symposium: Drug Development from Medicinal Plants: Problems and Prospects. November, 22 – 25, 2009. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.
  6. Molecular Markers and their Applications in Tropical Agriculture by International Institute of tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan. October 27 – 31, 2008.1st Unibadan Conference of Biomedical Research: Biotechnology for Health and Development. August 26 – 29, 2008. University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
  7. The Challenges of Working in a University Environment’ by KolaDaisi University, Ibadan (KDU-I). April 8, 2019.
  8. Master Class in DNA Analysis by BioScience Research Education and Advisory Cemtre,(BREAC), Ibadan. June 27 – 29, 2018
  9. Workshop for Young Scientists in Nigeria by the Nigerian Young Academy (NYA) and the Postgraduate School, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. March 12-13, 2014.
  10. Grant Proposal Writing for Research Students by the Postgraduate School, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria. June 16-17, 2010.
  11. Writing Winning Research Proposals by Pan African University (PAU), Lagos and Postgraduate schools of Nigerian Universities. PAU, Lekki, Lagos. March 16 – 17, 2010.
  12. Integrated Approaches to Sustainable Development Practice by the International Commission for Sustainable Development Practice. December, 2008.
  13. Molecular Markers and their Applications in Tropical Agriculture by International Institute of tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan. October 27 – 31, 2008
  1. Society of Toxicology (SOT) USA.
  2. Biochemical Society (BS) UK.