Dr. Umar Sharif obtained an MSc and PhD from Byero University, Kano, Nigeria. Currently, he is head of the Department of Biological Sciences at Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano, Nigeria. Since 1990, Dr. Sharif has been actively involved in teaching as well as various research activities. He has good expertise in the fields of pathology and biology, and is a member of various scientific societies in Nigeria. He has presented his research findings at various conferences and has published papers in journals of international repute.