Omolade Olayinka Okwa
Omolade O. Okwa has Ph.D. Parasitology (1997), M. Sc Cellular Parasitology (1992) and B. Sc (Hons) Zoology (1990) all from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She completed and obtained her West African School Certificate (WAEC) from Ikeja High School, G.R.A Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria She was a recipient of Commonwealth fellowship supported by British Council tenable at Center for Entomology and Parasitology (CAEP), School of Life Sciences, Keele University, Staffordshire, United Kingdom. She was a visiting Honorary Visiting Research Fellow at Keele University from 2005-2007. She is a member of Malaria Society of Nigeria (MSN), Nigerian Society of Experimental Biology (NISEB), Nigerian Society for Parasitology (NSP), Science Association of Nigeria (SAN, Zoological Society of Nigeria (ZSN) and the Vice- Chairperson, Organization of Women in Science, (OWSG), Lagos State University (LASU) chapter. She is presently a Professor of Zoology at the Faculty of Science, Lagos State University, Nigeria. She teaches and supervises research at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She headed the Department of Zoology and Environmental Biology, 2003-2004, 2007-2010 and 2014-2016 at LASU. She has 51 publications consisting of 42 scientific research publications in local and international journals, 5 scientific reviews and 4 books. She loves singing, biodiversity, and ecotourism and is happily married with children.