Thursday, 7 May 2009

Ifeyinwa Nwuba



Dr Roseangela Ifeyinwa Nwuba’s present area of research is in the immunological characterisation of a malaria vaccine candidate (merozoite surface protein 1) and exploring its use as a marker for immune protection against malaria. She has received grants from the UNDP/WORLD BANK/WHO Special Programme and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), Wellcome Trust and the Malaria Research Capacity Strengthening in Africa (MIM)/TDR for research in Trypanosomiasis and Malaria.

She has published her research findings in reputable peer-reviewed journals and presented her work in many international conferences. Working together with Prof A. B. Odaibo and Dr Anumudu they have been able ensure a continuity of Malaria Research at the Cellular Parasitology Programme founded by Professor Mark Nwagwu.

Dr Roseangela Nwuba (nee Molokwu), obtained her Bachelor of Science in 1982 at the University of Jos, Nigeria and came to the University of Ibadan for her Masters degree in Parasitology. She graduated in 1984 and was immediately employed by the University as an Assistant Lecture in the Department of Zoology. She became the first student to enrol for her PhD in the newly founded postgraduate programme in Cellular Parasitology under the supervision of Prof. Mark Nwagwu. She received a research training fellowship from the UNDP/WORLD BANK/WHO Special Programme and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) to complete her PhD project at the Department of Biochemistry, Trinity College, Dublin with Prof. Keith Tipton as her co-supervisor (1988-1990).

Dr Nwuba is currently the Head of the Cellular Parasitology Programme, Department of Zoology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria and a member of the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)

Her malaria research group has enjoyed close successful collaborative research links with Dr Anthony Holder and Dr Jean Langhorne of the Department of Parasitology, National Institute for Medical Research London; as well as scientists from the Departments of Paediatrics and that of Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

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