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Hi, I'm Dr. OLUTAYO SHOKUNBI

Senior Lecturer

I am an upcoming Nutritionist interested in optimizing the nutrient intakes of humans from various diets and food formulations. I am keen to find a position in a research team with a positive passion to solve or alleviate human health challenges. I am a good listener, diplomatic, patient and easy-going, dependable, coordinated under pressure, meticulous and God fearing. I want to develop critical thinking, problem solving skills, creativity and self-expression, while striving to apply the wisdom of the past and the discoveries of today to challenges of a rapidly growing and changing world. I aspire to be an original thinker rather than a mere reflector of other people’s thoughts. I also want to impact human race by giving qualitative holistic knowledge that builds ignited students for greater scientific exploits. These intentions are progressively being achieved on daily basis.

I have vast experiences on dietary intake assessment of adolescents and adult populations. I have led research team to apply dynamic nutrition education strategies to improving maternal and child health of over 350 mother-child pairs. I also have experiences in the analyses of metals in food and blood samples; on chemical and biochemical related assays including antioxidants (in vitro and in vivo), lipid profile, liver and kidney function tests, physico-chemical analyses, proximate analysis, anti-nutrient assays, and so on. Last and importantly, I have mastery in the operation of graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAS), flame AAS and flame photometer.

PUBLICATIONS

PUBLICATION TITLE
Effects of sun-drying and oven-drying on the nutrients, anti-nutrients, and bioavailability of some minerals in commonly consumed Capsicum varieties in Nigeria
Bisphenol A-induced Alterations in Different Stages of Spermatogenesis and Systemic Toxicity in Albino Mice (Mus musculus)
Proximate and mineral composition of traditional, composite foods consumed in rural areas of Bauchi State, Nigeria
Sequential extraction and bioavailability of some heavy metals on dumpsite soils in a Semi-Urban Community
Seasonal variations of heavy metal concentrations and pollution assessment of major dumpsites in Ilisan Remo, Nigeria
In-vitro antisickling and sickling-reversal activities of Carica papaya fruit at different stages of ripening
Chemoprotective activity of aqueous leaf extract of Acalypha wilkesiana against cyclophosphamide-induced toxicity in rats
Copper, manganese, iron and zinc contents of Nigerian foods and estimates of adult dietary intakes
Dietary patterns, serum electrolyte levels and blood pressure status of adolescents in selected secondary schools in Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State
Effects of Processing on the Levels of Pesticides in Some Commonly Consumed Meats
Concentrations of microminerals and heavy metals in some Nigerian fruits and vegetables and estimates of the adult daily intakes
Genotoxicity screening of nutmeg, oregano and dark soy using Ames fluctuation and SOS chromo Tests.
Genotoxicity assessment of Indomie noodle seasoning in somatic and germ cells using the mouse bone marrow micronucleus assay, sperm morphology assay and sperm count
Comparative analysis of dry ashing and wet digestion methods for the determination of trace and heavy metals in food samples
Concentrations of Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Cr, Cd, Pb, Ni in selected Nigerian tubers, legumes and cereals and estimates of the adult daily intakes
Assessment of the mutagenic and genotoxic potential of indomie noodle seasoning using bacterial (Salmonella) reverse mutation and SOS Chromo tests
Synergies from the history of earth and philosophy of science
Comparative anti-inflammatory activities of jatropha curcas, ocimum gratissimum and solanum scabrum leaves
Bacteriology and Genotoxicity Assessment of a University Wastewater
Nutrient composition of five varieties of commonly consumed Nigerian groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.)
Toxicological effects of hospital wastewater using animal bioassays
Effect of coagulants on the yield, nutrient and anti-nutrient composition of Tofu
Coagulants Modulate the Yield and Micronutrient Composition of Tofu
Effect of post-harvest processing on the nutrient and anti-nutrient compositions of Vernonia amygdalina leaf
Gastroprotective and antioxidant activities of Phyllanthus amarus extracts on absolute ethanolinduced ulcer in albino rats
Comparative Studies of the Proteolytic and the Milk Clotting Activities in the Latex of Three Selected Plants