Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences
Prof. Olajumoke Abimbola Morenikeji read Zoology at the University of Ibadan. She got a Ph.D in 1998 in Parasitology. She had a MIM/TDR postdoctoral fellowship for training at the Division of Parasitology, National Institute of Medical Research, London and a TWAS-DBT postdoctoral fellowship for training at the National Institute of Malaria Research Delhi, India. She got a Certificate in International Health Research Ethics at the Harvard School of Public Health, USA.
Currently, she is the Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences in KolaDaisi University, Ibadan.
The major thrust of her research is epidemiology, transmission and control of tropical parasitic diseases with special emphasis on guinea worm, malaria, schistosomiasis, helminthiasis – studying immunological interplay during parasite co-existence, screening medicinal plants, applying GIS, remote sensing and nanotechnology.
As an Academic, she has over 100 published papers and 4 books. She has attended and presented papers in several local and international conferences. She was the Keynote Speaker at the International Pangolin Symposium by the Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo United States. She has trained, mentored and graduated several BSc, MSc and Ph.D. students.
She is an Alumnus of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), a Premier Professional Exchange Program by the U.S. Department of State (Our Planet – Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Program). She is Fellow of the Zoological Society of Nigeria (ZSN), Pioneer President of the Nigerian Association of Zoological Gardens and Wildlife Parks (NAZAP), Vice President of the Zoological Society of Nigeria (ZSN), Chairperson Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Wildlife Park and Chair Pangolin Conservation Guild Nigeria. She is a Member of the University of Ibadan Animal Care and Use Research Ethics Committee (ACUREC) and Member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN SSC pangolin specialist group).