Dr. Michael P. Okoh

Senior Lecturer, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medical Sciences, College of Health Science, University of Abuja.

    Dr Michael P. Okoh is a graduate of the University of Oulu, Finland with a major in Biochemistry/Molecular biology. He holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Helsinki, Finland. He was at the Medical Research Council, National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill London for a post-doctorate (2003- 2006) and further a Research Fellow with the University of Cambridge (2007-2008), at the Department of Chemistry.

As part of career development Okoh, undergone several training both in Europe and the United States of America, some of which including: Risk management, Time management, Scientific writing and communication, Training course on managing your research with introduction to Technology transfer (University of Pennsylvania, USA). Presentation of your project/results to a diverse audience, A course on Fundamentals of Technology transfer, organized by the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

Dr Okoh has authored and co-authored many scientific papers/articles. Okoh has experiences in Teaching, Research, Consultancy (Biomedical and Environmental management). Dr Okoh is currently a senior, tenured track academics with University of Abuja, the department of medical biochemistry, faculty of basic medical sciences, college of health sciences. He act as a referee to international scientific journals

Research Interest:

His research interests includes using molecular, biochemical/biophysical techniques/tools to elucidate protein variations leading to genetic predisposition to primary immune deficiencies e.g. X-linked aggamaglobulinemia (XLA) and understanding the role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in genetic diseases such as sickle cell.


Nwachukwu, K.C, Asagba, S.O, Nwose, C. and Okoh, M.P. (2014). Radiation protection and anti-oxidative effects of garlic, onion and ginger extracts, x-ray exposed albino rats as model for biochemical studies. Afri. Jnl. Biochem. Res. Vol.8(9), 166-173: DOI: 10.5897/AJBR2014.0794 Okoh MP, Kainulainen L, Heiskanen K, Nizam Isa M, Varming K, Ruuskainen O, and Vihinen M (2002). Novel insertions of Bruton tyrosine kinase in patients with X-Linked agammaglobulinemia. Human mutat. 20: 480-481