Dr. Felix O. Olorunmola

Dr. Olorunmola

Dr. Felix O. Olorunmola

Senior Research Fellow

Dr. Felix O. Olorunmola
Senior Research Fellow
0.06C Faculty of Pharmacy Building (Phase I)
Obafemi Awolowo University
Ile-Ife
NIGERIA
+234 (0) 803 390 7254
folorun@oauife.edu.ng

Dr. Felix Oluwasola Olorunmola obtained his B. Sc. (Hons) degree in Microbiology from University of Ife, Ile-Ife in 1984. He later proceeded to obtain his M. Sc. Degree in the same field in 1992. Soon after, he proceeded to attend a certificate course in epidemiology and control of Schistosomiasis at the Danish Bilharziasis laboratory, Denmark in 1992. He later pursued his Doctorate degree in Microbiology entitled “The antibiotic profile of bacteria isolated from cases of urinary tract infections in Ile-Ife and the characterization of the predominant Escherichia coli.” which he obtained in 2006. In 2016, He was on a three-month research visit to the oral microbiology laboratory at the University of the Wittswaterstrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, for an on-the-bench training in antibiofilm and anti-germ tube assay method.
As part of the effort to adopt an integrated approach to disease control in Nigeria, He has been involved in the epidemiology of Schistosomiasis and the use of natural molluscicide in the control of Schistosomiasis in some communities in southwestern Nigeria. His research effort also covered anti-infective agents from natural sources with a particular interest in medicinal plants used for folkloric medicines in Nigeria. His recent research effort aimed to include a novel approach to antimicrobial therapy by focussing on the virulence of these infectious organisms instead of the microbial killing effect of the plant products. In pursuance of this objective, his research effort will particularly focus on antibiofilm and anti-germ tube formation activities of some medicinal plants traditionally used for the treatment of oral infections.
Dr. Felix Olorunmola is involved in the teaching of the following courses at Postgraduate level. They include
Common diseases and their courses, Basic Human Pathology, Advanced Chemotherapy and Research Methods in Phytomedicines.
He is also involved in the teaching of an interfaculty undergraduate course titled “Drugs and Society” on the aspect of Microorganisms in relation to diseases, prevention, and control.