B.Sc.(Benin), M.Sc.(A.B.U.), Ph.D.(Benin).





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Professor (Mrs.) Onaiwu I. Enabulele is a Professor of Pathogenic Microbiology in the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. She obtained her B.Sc (1st Class) degree in Microbiology from the University of Benin, Benin City. M.Sc degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Ph.D degree from the University of Benin, Benin City. She was appointed a Graduate Assistant in the then Department of Biological Sciences in 1979 and she rose through the ranks to the position of a Professor of Pathogenic Microbiology in October, 2009. She is into teaching and research in the area of Pathogenic Bacteriology. Her research interests are epidemiological surveillance of bacterial pathogens using traditional and molecular approaches, determining virulence factors of clinical isolates of pathogenic bacteria with a view to determining their immunogenicity and antimicrobial/ immunomodulatory properties of medicinal plants. She has about 49 articles published in reputable, peer reviewed journals to her credit. She has received a number of prizes, awards and distinctions including the Federal Government Secondary School Merit Scholarship award (1970 - 1972), Principal’s Prize, Anglican Girls’ Grammar School, Benin City (1971 & 1972), Benin Area Joint Board Undergraduate scholarship Awards (1974 - 1975), Federal Government Undergraduate Scholarship Awards (1975 - 1978), The best all round year 2 (presently 300L) student (1976/77 session) and the Dean’s prize, Faculty of Science, University of Benin, Benin City (1977 – 1978 session). She is currently carrying out surveillance studies onPseudomonas aeruginosa, a notorious nosocomial pathogen, with a view to identifying possible sources of infection and prevention strategies and molecular studies on clinical and environmental isolates of Vibrio cholerae. She has served in various capacities and committees in the University including Head, Department of Microbiology, University of Benin, Benin City (2009 /2010 – 2012/2013 Sessions), Chairman, University of Benin Guest House Management Board (2013 July – June 2015) and currently the Dean of Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City.




(1)    Enabulele O. I., Gardner, E.T and I. Ukah (1989) Aerobic bacterial Flora on the hands of food handlers in a University community. Microbios letters 41:17-21.

(2)   Ogbimi A. A and Enabulele O. I. (1991). Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli: Domestic animals as possible reservoirs and their antibiotic resistance pattern. Journal of Medical Laboratory Sciences. 1:59-64.

(3)   Enabulele O. I. and Ogbimi A. O. (1993). Extracellular enzymes profiles of bacterial isolates from infected wounds. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology. 9:5-8.

(4)   Enabulele O. I., Ogbimi A. O and Obuekwe, C. O. (1993). Incidence of plasmids in Gram-Negative bacterial isolates from wound infections. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology. 9:6-13.

(5)    Enabulele O. I., Ogbimi A. O. and Obuekwe, C.O (1998). Cell surface hydrophobicity of bacterial isolates from would infections. Journal of Medical Laboratory Sciences. 7:55-61.

(6)    Enabulele O. I and Emejuaiwe, S. O. (2000). Carriage rates of Neisseeria miningitidis in school age children in parts of Northern Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Applied Sciences. 18:5-7.

(7)    Eghafona N. O., H.S.A Aluyi and Enabulele, O. I (2001). Cellular immunoiogic staus in childhood nephritic syndromes. Journal of Medical Laboratory Sciences. 10:13-20.

(8)    Iyamu E. and Enabulele O. I (2003). A survey on ophthalmia neonatorium in Benin City. Nigeria Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences. 2 (2).

(9)    Ophori, E. A., Ogbimi, A. O and Enabulele, O. I. (2008). Indoor air and dust-borne Bacteria in some residential homes in Uselu quarters. Benin City, Nigeria, J. Sc. Engr. Tech. 15:8305-8313.

(10)  Imade P., Ibadin, K. Eghafona N. O., Enabulele O. I and Ophori E. A. (2010) HIV seroprevalence among pregnant women attending ante-natal clinic in a tertiary health institution in Benin City, Nigeria. Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences 3:43-45

(11)  Azih, A.V and Enabulele O. I. (2013) species distribution and virulence factors of coagulase-negative staphylococcus isolated from clinical samples from the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Edo State. Journal of Natural Research Sciences 9:38-43.

(12)  Egbe, C. A and Enabulele, O. I. (2014) Aetiologic agents of fevers of unknown origin among patients in Benin City, Nigeria. Malays J. Medical Sciences. 21:37-43

(13)  Egbe, C. A and Enabulele, O. I. (2014) Hemodysiu and serum resistance profiles of Bacteria Isolates from blood culture. Afri. J. Biomed. Res. 17:203-207.

(14)  Dahiru, M and Enabulele, O. I. (2015) occurrence and diversity of vibrios on lettuce irrigated with waste water in Kano. Annals of experimental Biology 3:39-44. 

(15)  Dahiru M, Enabulele O. I. Musa, J. Sharfadi R. S., Ibrahim A. And Yahaya (2015) Genetic Relatedness of E coli 0157: 1+2 strains isolated from cabbage irrigated waste water in Kan. Sky Journal of Microbiology Research 3:019-024



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