Dr Okwa, Omolade Olayinka is Associate professor (Parasitology) of Zoology at Faculty of Science, Lagos State University, Nigeria. She is a Nigerian born scientist with Ph.d in Parasitology (1997) from the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. M. Sc Cellular Parasitology (1992) and B. Sc (Hons) Zoology (1990) from the Department of Zoology also of University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She has 42 academic publications in local and international journals. She researches on Onchocerciasis and Malaria and teaches parasitology at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She was a recipient of Common wealth Academic Fellowship supported by British Council tenable at Center for Entomology and Parasitology (CAEP), School of Life sciences, Keele University, Staffordshire, United Kingdom and awarded honorary visiting research fellow there (October, 2004 – 2007). While there, she worked on the Transmission dynamics of Malaria in Nigeria. Dr. Okwa is a member of learned societies like Malaria Society of Nigeria, Nigerian Society for Parasitology, Science Association of Nigeria, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Zoological Society of Nigeria, and Nigeria mosquito control association.