Efosa Bolaji ODIGIE

Dr Bolaji Odigie
Senior lecturer

Dr. Efosa Bolaji Odigie holds PhD in Medical Laboratory Science (Histopathology/Cytopathology field of study) at the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka with a Distinction PhD & MSc respectively and a Second Class Upper Division in BMLS degree. His research interest focuses on Experimental, Comparative, Anatomic & Retrospective Histopathology & Cytopathology, Deleterious Effect of Medicinal Plants in Animal Model, Commercial/ Transactional Sex Activities, Artificial Intelligence including modelling, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics e.t.c. He has over 41 publications in quality peer review and referred journals in the above subjects and has delivered research papers in conferences both local and national. In addition, Dr. Odigie has over time developed personal skills in the following areas: Microscopy, Immunofluorescence, Immunohistochemistry & Immunocytochemistry, Tissue culture, Animal Handling & Experimentation, Molecular Biology, Tumour/ Cancer and Cell Biology, Cancer genetics, Flow Cytometry, DNA and RNA Isolation, and Real Time/ Multiplex PCR and Basic knowledge of next generation sequencing. Dr. Efosa Bolaji Odigie has won numerous awards and several Local and National Research Grants and Support e.g. TETFUND, URPC, EDSMOH e.t.c. He is presently, the Coordinator, Sexual Health Concerns for Commercial Sex Workers (SHCCSW) Research Group, University of Benin, Nigeria. He is emotionally stable (married to pretty Osarogie Joyce), and blessed with Cherub Eseosa and Saraphina Oghogho.

School of Basic Medical Sciences

1.Enemari, J.O., Avwioro, O.G., Osadolor, H.B., Idoko, J., Yaro, J.D. and Odigie, B.E. (2016). A Comparison of the Effect of Commercial Ph Buffers On Epitope Retrieval Of ‘Her-2/Neu’ Protein. Afr J Cell Path. 6:1-5

2.Odigie, B.E. and Odigie, J.O. (2015). Histopathology of Fascioliasis Infested Cattle Livers in Benin City, Nigeria. Nig. J. Life Sci. 5(2): 74-82.

3.Odigie, B.E. and Erameh, T.O. (2015). Histopathological Effects of Oral and Subcutaneous Administration of Roselle Calyx (RC) Extract on the Liver and Kidney of Albino Rats: A Comparative Study. J. Med. & Biomed. Res. 14(2): 91-98.

4.Odigie, B.E. and Achukwu, P.U. (2015). Morphometric and Histopathological Evaluation of Selected Organs of Albino Rats Following Subcutaneous Administration of Acalypha wilkesiana Leaf Extract. Ann Biomed Sci. 14(1): 131-137.

5.Igharo, O.G., Osadolor, H.B., Odigie, B.E., Ilyas, Y., Idemudia, O.U., Igharo, L.E., Airhomwanbor, K. (2014). Micronutrient Levels In Workers Occupationally Exposed To Formaldehyde. Afr J Cell Path. 2(1):24-28.

6.Odigie, B.E. and Odigie, J.O. (2014). Cytopathologic and Interleukin-10 Assay in Urogenital Schistosomiasis Infestation among Inhabitants of Agbor, Delta State, Nigeria. Nig. J. Life Sci. 4(2): 68-73.

7.Odigie, B.E. and Obaseki, D.E. (2014). Conventional Pap Technique (CPT) In Comparison To the Modified Emergency Method (MEM) In Cytodiagnosis of Pap smear and Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology Specimens. Ann Biomed Sci. 13(1): 23-30.

8.Odigie, B.E. and Achukwu, P.U. (2014). Histopathological Pattern of the Liver and Kidney of Rattus Novergicus on Prophylactic Consumption of Acalypha Godseffiana Crude Ethanolic Extract. J. Med. & Biomed. Res. 13(1): 98-109.

9.Odigie, B.E. and Odigie, J.O. (2013). Fascioliasis in cattle: a survey of abattoirs in Egor, Ikpoba- Okha and Oredo local government areas of Edo State, using histochemical techniques. Intl J Basic Appl & Innov Res. 2(1): 1-9.

10.Odigie, B.E. and Odega, K.I. (2013). Cervicitis amongst Teenage Sex Workers in Benin Metropolis, Nigeria: The Viewpoint of the Cytologist. Afr. J. Cell. Path. 1(1):34-39.

11.Eloka, C.C., Bankole, J.K., Okoro, C.J., Oguanya, F.C., Odigie, B.E. (2012). Microwave Oven-Induced Decalcification at Varying Temperatures: A Comparative Study of Two Decalcifying Fluids. Intl J Basic Appl & Innov Res. 1(3): 73-77.

Publications in National Journals
12.Odigie, B.E. and Abude, V.C. (2018). Relevance of Artificial Intelligence in Medical Laboratory Science Practice with emphasis on Histopathology Examination. Funai J Sci & Tech. 4(1):Accepted

13.Odigie, B.E. and Obiagba, M.C. (2018). Medical Laboratory Robotics: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly Implications in Developing Countries. Funai J Sci & Tech. 4(1): Accepted

14.Odigie, B.E. and Bolaji-Osagie, S.O. (2018). Investigating Cervical Lesion and Human Papillomavirus in Apparently Healthy Religious Women. Nig J Tech Res. 13(2): IN PRESS

15.Odigie, B.E. and Achukwu, P.U. (2018). Social Deviant Account of a Teenage Prostitute in Sabogida-ora, Edo State: A Case Study. Funai J Hum & Soc Sci. 2(1): 1-7.

16.Odigie, B.E., Achukwu, P.U., Bello, M.E. and Abude, C.V. (2018). Combined Fuzzy-logic and Neural Network Classifiers for Uterine Fibroid in vulnerable women. Nig J Tech Res. 13(2): IN PRESS.

17.Odigie, B.E. and Erameh, T.O. (2017). Knowledge and Awareness of Histopathology Specialty by Medical Laboratory Science Undergraduate Students in Edo State. Sokoto J Med Lab Sci. 2(4):44-52.

18.Odigie, B.E. and Erameh, O.T. (2017). Uterine Fibroid in Reproductive-aged Women in Private Health Facilities. CentrePoint (Science Edition) 23(2): Accepted!

19.Odigie, B.E. (2017). Role of Histology-Medical Laboratory Scientists in Maintaining the Sexual Gates of Female Sex Workers in Nigeria. CentrePoint (Science Edition) 23(1): 41-52.

20.Odigie, J.O., Erameh, T.O. and Odigie, B.E. (2016). Heavy Metal Toxicity and Histopathology of Select organs of Tilapia Fish (Tilapia Zalli) From Ikpoba River, Benin City, Nigeria. Funai J Sci & Tech. 2(1):10-22.

21.Odigie, B.E. and Atoigwe, B.E. (2016). Unintended Consequences Trailing Cancer of the Oral Cavity: An Overview and Systematic Review. Sokoto J Med Lab Sci.1(1):21-38.

22.Odigie, B.E., Achukwu, P.U., Atoigwe, B.E., Obaseki, D.E., Usunobun, J.O., Bello, M.E. and Omorodion, N. (2016). Model Formulation using Adaptive Neuro-fuzzy Inference Systems (ANFIS) for Cervical Lesions (CL): A Case Study of Commercial Sex Workers (CSWs) Predict Diagnosis. University of Benin Academic Research Day (UBARD) presentation, (2nd Edn), Book of proceedings. University of Benin Printing Press, Ekehuan Campus, Benin City, Nigeria, p225-229.

23. Odigie, B.E., Achukwu, P.U., Atoigwe, B.E., Odega, K.I., Omorodion, N.T. and Erameh, O.T. (2016). Simplified Alternative Papanicolaou Method for Cyto-diagnosis of the Papanicolaou and Liquid-Based Cytology Smears: A follow-up study to Odigie’s Technique. University of Benin Academic Research Day (UBARD) presentation, (2nd Edn), Book of proceedings. University of Benin Printing Press, Ekehuan Campus, Benin City, Nigeria, p230-234.

24.Odigie, B.E. and Obaseki, D.E. (2015). Therapeutic Abuse of Sulphonamide Based Drugs on Histological Indices of the Liver and Kidney of Plasmodium-Infested Albino Mice. Intl J Med & Health Dev (University of Nigeria College of Medicine Journal). 20(2):25-31.

25.Odigie, B.E. and Achukwu, P.U. (2015). Histopathological Effects of Acetaminophen (ACMP) Abuse in Male Wistar rats, and Prevalence in Human Subjects: An Experimental and Cross-sectional Study. J Exp Clin Anat. 14(2): 81-87.

26.Odigie, B.E. and Osula, F.O. (2014). Sub-Acute Hepatotoxicity Of Pausinystalia Yohimbe Bark Extract (Burantashi) In Male Albino Rats (Rattus Novergicus). Nig J Gastroenterol. Hepatol. 6(1-2): 13-19.

27.Odigie, B.E. and Odigie, J.O. (2014). Changing Pattern of the Testes of Male Wistar Rats following Oral Consumption of Garcinia kola Crude Seed Extract. Centrepoint J (Sci Edn). 20(2):171-179.

Publications in Foreign Journals
28.Erameh, T.O., Okungbowa, M.A. and Odigie, B.E. (2018). Factors Affecting Medical Laboratory Science Student’s Preference for Specialization in Nigeria. Am J Biomed Sci. 10(1):1-8.

29.Odigie, B.E. and Achukwu, P.U. (2018). Regular Condom Use Tends to Decrease Cervical Lesions in Resident-commercial Sex Workers in sub-Saharan Africa. Univ Med. 37(1):39-49.

30.Odigie, B.E. and Okungbowa, M.A. (2018). Trichomonas Vaginalis and Human Papillomavirus: Is There A Common Ground In Prostitutes Operating in An Economic Depressed Society? Univ Med. 37(3): Accepted

31.Odigie, B.E., Achukwu, P.U. and Bello, M.E. (2018). Medical Engineering and Informatics Neuro-fuzzy Implementation for Cervical Lesions Screening of Commercial Sex Workers in Rural Communities. Intl J Med Eng & Inform. 10(4):1-18.

32.Odigie, B.E. and Achukwu, P.U. (2017). Street Sex Occupational Exposure to Viral Infections in Benin City, Nigeria: A Call for Global Awareness. J Appl Sci Res. 13(6):1-10

33.Achukwu, P.U., Odigie, J.O., Odigie, B.E., Achukwu, N.O., Madu, C.N., Egwu, C.W., Mgbakogu, C.A. and Okichie, E.L. (2017). Comparative Analysis of the Level of Contaminants in Select Waterways Sample from Dumpsites. J Appl Sci Res. 13(6); 11-17.

34.Odigie, B.E. and Achukwu, P.U. (2017). Comparing Trio-Modified Papanicolaou staining Methods for Assessing Liquid-Based Cytology Samples. Am J Med Lab Sci. 9(3):119-126.

35.Odigie, B.E. and Atoigwe, B.E. (2017). Surveillance of Uterine Myomata Cases in Tradomedical centres in Benin Metropolis, Nigeria. Asian J Med & Health, 4(3): 1-8.

36.Atoigwe, B.E., Achukwu, P.U., Odigie, B.E. (2016). Histopathological Effects of Prophylactic Consumption of Sphenocentrum Jollyanum (SJ) Ethanolic Root Extract on Select Organs of Male Albino (Rattus novergicus) Rats. Ann. Int. Med. Den. Res. 2(6):AT01-AT06.

37.Odigie, B. E. and Atoigwe, B.E. (2016). Renal Biopsies in a Tertiary Health Institution in South-Southern, Nigeria: A Single Multi-national Center Study. IOSR J. Den. & Med. Sci. 15(7):37-41.

38.Odigie, B.E., Erameh, T.O. and Ekundina, V.O. (2015). Effects of Acalypha torta (Muell) Leaf Extract on Histological Indices of the Visceral Organs of Male (Rattus novergicus) Wistar Rats. IOSR J. Pharm. 5(5): 01-07.

39.Odigie, B.E. and Achukwu, P.U. (2015). Cytopathological Examination and Epidemiological Study of Cervicitis in Commercial Sex Workers (CSWs) in Coal City (Enugu), Nigeria. Ethiop J Health Sci. 25(3): 227-232.

40.Odigie, B.E. (2013). Histological Effects Of Pre-Exposure Prophylactic Consumption of Sulfa Drugs On Liver And Kidney Of Albino Wister Rats (Rattus Novergicus). IOSR J. Pharm. & Biol. Sci. 5(6) 14-19.

41.Odigie, B.E. and Odigie, J.O. (2014). Histo-morphological Examination of the Visceral Organs of Albino Wistar Rats Pre-exposed to Ocimum gratissimum Crude Decoction. Intl J Pharm Sci Inv. 3(5):36-41.

Area(s) of Specialization: 
Anatomic, Experimental, Comparative and Retrospective Histopathology/ Cytopathology
Molecular Biology, Cancer and Cell Biology & Cancer Vaccines
Deleterious Effects of Medicinal Plants (Herbal Therapy) in Animal Models
Cytopathology of cervical lesions with a particular interest in abnormal cervical cytology
Cytopathology of cervical lesions with a particular interest in abnormal cervical cytology
University of Nigeria Best Performing Alumni Academic Award. Courtesy; Nigerian Medical Laboratory Science Students Association (NIMELSSA), UNEC Enugu CHAPTER (2015)
Best Supportive Lecturer of the Year Award. Courtesy; Nigerian Medical Laboratory Science Students Association (NIMELSSA), University of Benin - UNIBEN CHAPTER (2015)