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OYERINDE Olawunmi Rashidat Dr., Department of Biological Sciences

Area(s) of Specialization/Research Interests

Epidemiology, Immunology and Pathogenesis of infectious diseases particularly malaria and co-infections

Profile

Olawunmi Oyerinde obtained her B.Sc. (Zoology), M.Sc. (Parasitology) and Ph.D degrees from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She is a recipient of a Wellcome-Trust funded PhD Research Fellowship in Infectious Diseases of Poverty awarded by the Institute of Infectious Diseases of Poverty (2013-2016). Her Ph.D research focused on the immunological interplay of malaria, intestinal helminths and HIV infections among pregnant women. Dr. Oyerinde is presently a lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences, Mountain Top University where she teaches Biology and related courses. Her research interests are in Epidemiology, Immunology and Pathogenesis of infectious diseases particularly malaria and co-infections. She has publications in peer-reviewed journals and her research findings are presented in both local and international conferences. She is a member of the International Society of Infectious Diseases (ISID).

Academic Credentials

B.Sc (2004) M.Sc (2009) Ph.D (2020)

Professional Association

International Society of Infectious Diseases - member Women In Malaria - member

Publications

1 Rabiu OR, Dada-Adegbola H, Falade CO, Arinola OG, Odaibo AB, Ademowo OG. (2022). Serum cytokine profile of pregnant women with malaria, intestinal helminths and HIV infections in Ibadan, Nigeria. Parasitol Res. 121(7):1983-1992.
2 Oyetunde T. Oyeyemi, Ifeoluwa T. Oyeyemi, Nafisat A. Alamukii, Jennifer K. Kone, Olawunmi, R. Oyerinde, Iyadunni A. Anuoluwa, Oghale O. Ovuakporie-uvo, Isaac A. Adesina, Yinka D. Oluwafemi, Sylvia O. Ogoanah, Adebisi M. Tiamiyu (2021). Cryptosporidium and colorectal cancer: a review of epidemiology and possible association Forum Clin. Oncol 12(2):1-10
3 Oluwafunmibi E. Anjorin, Olawunmi R. Oyerinde, Ikechukwu A. Orji, Mercy U. Ikechukwu-Orji, Ibukun A. Anjorin (2021). Assessment of knowledge, practice and perception of Nigerian medical practitioners on COVID-19 and its treatment using antimalarial drugs. Texila Int J Public Health; 9(2):Art028
4 Olawunmi R. Rabiu, Hannah Dada-Adegbola, Catherine O. Falade, Olatunbosun G. Arinola, Alexander B. Odaibo, Olusegun G. Ademowo (2021). Malaria, Helminth Infections and Clinical Status among HIV-Infected Pregnant Women. Int J MCH AIDS; 10(1):81-87
5 Rabiu OR, Dada-Adegbola H, Kosoko AM, Falade CO, Arinola OG, Odaibo AB, Ademowo OG. (2020). Contributions of malaria, helminths, HIV and iron deficiency to anaemia in pregnant women attending ante-natal clinic in SouthWest Nigeria. Afri Health Sci.; 20(3):1035-1044
6 Olawunmi R. Rabiu, Ayokulehin M. Kosoko, Catherine O. Falade, Olusegun G. Ademowo. (2013). Evaluation of the Performances of Two Rapid Diagnostic Tests (Cyscope®mini and Paracheck-Pf®) in the Diagnosis of Malaria among Febrile Children in Southwest Nigeria. Med Princ Pract.; 22(3):255-259.
7 Rabiu OR, Arinola OG, Odaibo AB and Ademowo OG. (2012). Effects of low protein diet and pregnancy on course of Plasmodium berghei infection in mice. Afr. J. Med. med. Sci.; 41, Suppl. 139-144.