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Prof AJ Afolayan: Leader of the Centre. He supervises the overall activities of the Centre, including the postgraduate students and also sources for funding.

aafolayan@ufh.ac.za

Prof Maroyi

Prof Alfred Maroyi: Co Leader of the Centre

alfred.maroyi@gmail.com

Dr O Wintola:  Postdoctoral fellow.

Working on plants used to treat constipation.

owintola@ufh.ac.za

 

 Dr GA Otunola:  Postdoctoral fellow.

Working on the pharmacological evaluation of dietary spices on human metabolic syndrome (diabetes, obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia and heart disease)

gotunola@ufh.ac.za

Dr E Ajayi: Postdoctoral fellow.

Working on pH variation of extraction media on the chemical compositions of selected medicinal plants.

eajayi@ufh.ac.za 

Dr S O Odeyemi:  Postdoctoral fellow.

Working on the evaluation of the antidiabetic and anti-obesity properties of the aqueous extract of Elaeodendron croceum stem bark in streptozotocin induced diabetic and genetically modified rat models

samsawonline@yahoo.com

 Gbenga

Dr Oluwagbenga O Adeogun: Postdoctoral fellow

Working on shelf life enhancement of fresh fruits and vegetables applying essential oils compounds from South African plants.

adeogunoluwagbenga@gmail.com

Ms M Mangoale:  PhD student (Botany).

Working on Alepidea amatymbica, a medicinal plant used in the treatment of hypertension in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

mmangoale@fortcox.ac.za

 

Ms V Mgobozi:  PhD student (Botany).

Working on the nutritional value of mushrooms and their efficacy in food security in the Eastern CApe Province, South Africa.

vmgobozi1@yahoo.com

 

Ms B Famewo: PhD student (Microbiology).

Working on the evaluation and identification of microbial contaminations in some herbal medicines used in the treatment of Tuberculosis in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

ritayomidef@gmail.com

Paulina

Mrs A F Ogundola: PhD student (Botany).

Working on the impact of soil types on growth, phytochemical constituents and pharmacological properties of Solanum nigrum L., a wild vegetable growing in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

afpogundola@gmail.com

Jerry

Mr. J Unuofin: PhD student (Botany).

Working on the pharmacological investigations of Kedrostis africana (L) Cogn. and Vernonia mespilifolia Less used for the management of obesity in Eastern Cape, South Africa.

unuofinjeremiah@gmail.com

Franklin

Mr FU Ohikhena: PhD student (Botany).

Working on the pharmacological evaluation of Phragmanthera capitata (Spreng.) Balle, a parasitic mistletoe of rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) Muell. Arg.

ohikhenafranklin@yahoo.com

 Lois

 

Ms Tomi L Olatunji: PhD Student (Botany)

Working on Capsaicin and DNA profiling of Capsicum annuum L. and Capsicum frutescens L.

lois.olatunji@gmail.com 

 

 

 

Mr Muhali O Jimoh: PhD Student (Botany)

Working on Effect of soil types on phenotypic, phytochemical constituents and nutritional properties of Amaranthus caudatus L.: a wild vegetatble growing in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

moajay006@gmail.com 

 Funmi  

Mrs Ouwafunmilayo D Adegbaju: PhD Student (Botany)

Working on Nutritional and pharmacological evaluation of Celosia argentea L.: A wild vegetable cultivated in the Eastern Cape province, South Africa

funmaj2005@gmail.com

 

 

Mr Oladayo Amed Idris: PhD 

Working on the Pharmacological evaluation of Rumex crispus Thunb. used in the treatment of gastrointestinal helminths in Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

dayoamed@gmail.com

 

Mrs Serifat Olatundun Salami

Working on the studies on cultivation, nutritional composition and pharmacological properties of Hibiscus sabdariffa L.: A wild plant in South Africa.

tundun1803@gmail.com

Yanga

Ms Yanga N Mhlomi: MSc Student (Botany).

Working on evaluation of bioavalaibility of nutrients in a diet enriched with Moringa oleifera leaves using a rat model.

yanganonelela@gmail.com

Zomsa

Ms Zomsa Yako: MSc student (Botany).

Working on evaluation of the nutritional and anti-nutritional composition of Moringa oleifera leaf matrix.

zoeyyako@gmail.com

 Ogochukwu

Dr Ogochukwu O Izuegbuna: MSc student (Biochemistry)

Working on in-vitro evaluation of the anti-cancer properties of two Brassica oleracea varieties on acute leukemia cell lines

ogoizu@gmail.com

Ms Taiwo O Abifarin: Honour student (Botany)

 

phumytaiwo@gmail.com