Dr Christianah Abimbola Elusiyan

Dr Christianah Abimbola Elusiyan

Principal Research Fellow

Profile of Dr Elusiyan, Principal Research Fellow

Dr Christianah Abimbola Elusiyan is a specialist in the area of Natural Product Chemistry with special interest in the chemistry of essential oils of aromatic and medicinal plants and their potentials and biological activities including CNS, memory enhancing, antimalarial, antisickling, wound healing and other properties.

She has been involved in isolation and characterisation of bioactive secondary plant metabolites for the past 15 years and building capacity in studies of essential oils for the last 5 years.

She is a recipient of the University of KwaZulu-Natal Postdoctoral fellowship award in 2009 and C. V. Raman Fellowship for African Researcher in 2012. She is also a recipient of some National and International research grants to support her research efforts. She has attended many International, regional and local conferences and has established collaborations with many Institutions abroad including University of Idaho, USA, University of Mississippi, USA, Universidade Federal  De Goias, Brazil, Natural Chemotherapeutics Research Institute, Ministry of Health, Uganda, Kwame Nkiruka University of Science and Technology and Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, Ghana.

She is a member of many scientific and professional organisations including Society for Medicinal Plant Research (GA), Western Africa Network of Natural Products Research Scientist, Institute of Chartered Chemist of Nigeria, Royal Society of Chemistry amongst others.


Qualifications: PhD – Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

M.Sc. – University of Ibadan, Ibadan

B.Sc. – University of Ibadan, Ibadan

Discipline: Phytochemistry

Tel. No: +234 806 0088 516

e- mail: bimbola2009@gmail.com

Alt. e-mail: caelusiyan@oauife.edu.ng

Research Area: Natural Product Research


List of publications – Dr C. A. Elusiyan

  1. Contributions to Book

Elusiyan, C. A. (2017). Methods of Extraction, Isolation and Standardisation of Phytopharmaceuticals. In: Fajemiroye, J. O. (Editor), Psychoactive Plants: Ethical Issues and Basic Evaluations. Kruger Brentt Publishers, UK. Pp 103 – 118, 161-17. ISBN 978-1-78715-000-3.

  1. Published Articles
  2. Oboh, G. and Elusiyan C.A. (2004). Nutrient Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of Sorrel Drinks (Soborodo). J. Med. Food. 7(3), 340 – 42.
  3. Oboh, G., Nwanna, E.E. and Elusiyan, C.A. (2006). Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Properties of Telfaira occidentalis (Fluted Pumpkin) Leaf Extracts. J. Pharm. Toxicol. 1(2), 167 – 75.

iii.            Oboh, G. and Elusiyan, C.A. (2007). Changes in the Nutrient and Anti-nutrient Content of Micro-fungi Fermented Cassava Flour Produced from Low- and Medium-cyanide Variety of Cassava Tubers. Afr. J. Biot. 6(18), 2150 – 57.

  1. Elusiyan, C.A., Ani, N.C., Adewunmi, C.O. and Olugbade, T.A. (2011). Distribution of Iridiod Glucosides and Anti-oxidant Compounds in Spathodea campanulata Parts. Afr. J. Trad. Compl. Altern. Med. 8(1), 27 – 33.
  2. Elusiyan, C.A., Msagati, T.A.M., Shode, F.O. and Mamba, B.B. (2011). Measurements of Distribution Coefficients and Lipophilicity Values for Oleanolic acid and Betulinic acid Extracted from Indigenous Plants by Hollow Fibre Supported Liquid Membrane. Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 25(3), 01 – 12
  3. Elusiyan, C.A. and Olugbade T.A. (2011). New Glucose Esters from the Fresh Leaves of Jacaranda mimosaefolia. Nat. Prod. Comm. 6(12), 1893 – 96

vii.          Adewoyin, F.B., Adewunmi, C.O., Omisore, N.O., Olorunmola, F.O., Elusiyan, C.A. and Agbedahunsi, J.M. (2012). Larvicidal, Molluscicidal and Anti-trichomonal Effects of Methanolic Extract of Lycopersicon esculentum Mill Leaf from South-West, Nigeria. Nig. J. Nat. Prod. and Med. 16, 29 – 32.

viii.         Adelodun V.O., Elusiyan, C.A., Olorunmola, F.O., Adewoyin, F.B., Omisore, N.O., Adepiti, A.O., Agbedahunsi, J.M. and Adewunmi, C.O. (2013). Evaluation of Anti-trypanosomal and Anti-inflammatory Activities of Selected Nigerian Medicinal Plants in Mice. Afr. J. Trad. Compl. Altern. Med. 10(6), 469 – 76

  1. Oyemitan, I.A., Elusiyan, C.A., Akanmu, M.A. and Olugbade, T.A. (2013). Hypnotic, Anticonvulsant and Anxiolytic Effects of 1-Nitro-2-phenylethane Isolated from the Essential Oil of Dennettia tripetala in Mice. Phytomedicine 20(14), 1315 – 22.
  2. Awokunlehin, A., Elusiyan, C.A., Bejide, R.A., Obuotor, E.M. and Adewunmi, C.O. (2015). Studies of the Anti-trypanosomal and Toxicological Properties of Anogeissus leiocarpus (Dc.) Guill. & Perr. (Combretaceae) and Vitellaria paradoxa C.F. Gaertn (Sapotaceae) in Mice. Latin American and Carribbean Bulletin of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants 14(2), 118 – 30
  3. Oyemitan, I.A., Olayera, O.A., Alabi, A., Abass, L.A., Elusiyan, C.A., Akanmu, M.A. and Oyedeji, A.O. (2015). Psychoneuropharmacological Profile and Chemical Composition of Essential Oil of Fresh Fruits of Piper guineense (Piperaceae) in Mice. J. Ethnopharmacol.166 240 – 49.

xii            Fajemiroye J.O, Ferreira N.L, de Oliveira L.P, Elusiyan C.A, Pedrino G.R, da Cunha L.C and da Conceição E. (2016). Matricaria recutita and its Isolate-Apigenin: Economic Value, Ethnopharmacology and Chemico-Biological Profiles in Retrospect. J. Pharmacog. and Phytochem 4 (4),17-31.

xiii       Fajemiroye, J.O.,  Mourao, A.A,. Marques, S. M., de Oliveira, J L., de Oliveira Neto, P.. R., Elusiyan, C.A., Pedrino. G.R., Costa, E.A., da Cunha, L.C. and Zjawiony. J.K. (2017). Preclinical Assessment of Cardiovascular Alterations Induced by Birch Polypore Mushroom Piptoporus betulinus (Agaricomycetes). International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, 19(23), 257-265.

xiv          Olugbade, T. A., Kolipha-Kamara, M. I., Elusiyan. C. A., Onawunmi, G. O. and Ogundaini, A. O. (2017).                Essential Oil Chemotypes of Three Ocimum Species Found in Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Med Aromat Plants 6: 284. doi:4172/2167-0412.1000284

xv           Oyemitan, I. A., Elusiyan, C. A., Onifade, A. O., Akanmu, M. A.,  Oyedeji , A. O. and  McDonald, A. G. (2017). Neuropharmacological profile and chemical analysis of fresh rhizome essential oil of Curcuma longa (turmeric) cultivated in Southwest Nigeria. Toxicology Reports. 4,391–398. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.toxrep.2017.07.001

xvi          Elusiyan, C. A., Olawuni, I., Olugbade, T. A., Orafidiya, O and McDonald, A. (2018).

Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitory Effect and Characterization of the Essential Oil of Plectranthus aegyptiacus (Forssk.) C. Chr. Growing in Nigeria. Med Aromat Plants, 7 (2), 316-320. DOI: 10.4172/ 2167-0412.1000316

  1. Published and Refereed Conference Proceedings:

xvii.        Elusiyan, C.A. and Oboh, G. (2003). The Effect of Fermentation on the Chemical Composition of some Cereal Waste (pomase). Proccedings of the 16th Annual Conference of Biotechnology Society of Nigeria, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Pp. 180 – 82.

xviii.       Elusiyan, C.A. and Olaniyi, A.A. (2004). Detection and Identification of Ethylene and Diethylene Glycols in some Selected Pharmaceutical Products. Proceedings of the 27th Annual International Conference of Chemical Society of Nigeria, University of Benin, Benin, (Supplement to the Journal of the Chemical Society of Nigeria), pp. 158-162.

  1. Manuscript Accepted for Publication:

xix          Adetunji, S. A.,, Oyemitan, I. A., Elusiyan, C. A. and Ilesanmi, O. R. (2018). Behavioural, Sedative and Anticonvulsant Activities of Fractions of Persea americana Mill Seed Extract n Mice. Nigerian Journal of Natural Products and Medicine.