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Smith Stella Ifeanyi Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Area(s) of Specialization/Research Interests

Molecular epidemiology, antimicrobial resistance and microbiome study of Infectious diseases such as Helicobacter pylori, Escherichia coli 0157:H7, Salmonella spp and Campylobacter jejuni


Stella Ifeanyi SMITH (PhD) is a Professor of Microbiology from the Mountain Top University and Director of Research, with the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos, NIGERIA. She obtained her PhD in Medical Microbiology from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos. She had her pre-doctoral fellowship with European Union, at the Withington Hospital, Manchester UK and post-doctoral fellowships at Bordeaux, France and Dresden, Munich all in Germany with INSERM and Alexander von Humboldt fellowships respectively. Her special interest is in Molecular epidemiology, antimicrobial resistance and microbiome of infectious diseases such as Helicobacter pylori, Salmonella spp, Campylobacter jejuni and C. coli and Enterohaemorraghic E. coli 0157:H7. She was a Consultant to the Maastricht VI project 2021. Supervisor to several BSc, MSC and PhD thesis (Nigeria and South Africa) and reviewer to several national and international journals. Founding President of African Helicobacter and Microbiota Study Initiative Limited by Guarantee (AHMSI Ltd/Gte). As part of her editorial activities, she was Editorial Board Member of World Journal of Gastroenterology (2014 – 2018), Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology (2010 - 2014), Editor, Journal of Molecular Biology and Techniques (2016), Editor, Antibiotics. She is a reviewer to several international journals.

Academic Credentials

PhD (Medical Microbiology), College of Medicine, University of Lagos and 1997

Professional Association

American Society for Microbiology, Society for Applied Microbiology, Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), African German Network of Excellence in Science (AGNES), Fellow of African Scientific Institute (ASI)


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