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.

References:

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

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