Dr. Yewande T. NEJO



Name: Yewande T. NEJO

Designation: Lecturer I
Faculty: Basic Medical Sciences
Department: Virology
Phone Number: +2348034456557

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Dr. Yewande Tolulope, Nejo is a Virologist at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan Nigeria. She was born on 14th July 1983 in Ijero Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. After her elementary school in 1993 at Christ Nursery and Primary School, Ado Ekiti, She attended St. Helen’s Unity Secondary School, Ondo from 1993 to 1999. She then proceeded to the University of Ilorin, Kwara State where she obtained her Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Microbiology in the year 2003. She continued with postgraduate studies at the Department of Virology, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria where she obtained both M.Sc. and Ph.D. Virology in 2007 and 2019 respectively.

Dr. Nejo started her academic career in 2008 when she joined the service of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences and became Lecture II in 2019 and Lecturer I in 2022. During this period, she served as a Staff Adviser (II) to Bowen Association of Biological Students (BABS), Coordinator of Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES), Examination Officer, Hall Mistress, a member of the Committee on Environmental Awareness and Waste Management, and a member, of the Committee on Examination Irregularities. She was a member of the Bat research group and the Principal Investigator in SARS-CoV-2 Research where she functioned as a Virologist in determining the safety of humanities from viral infections

Dr. Yewande Nejo proceeded to the University of Ibadan in 2023 at the Department of Virology, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine as Lecturer I and immediately served as the Postgraduate Coordinator in the Department.

Dr. Nejo is a member of both national and international professional bodies across the globe and has attended several trainings, workshops, and conferences both locally and internationally. She has published several articles in reputable journals and has submitted several other manuscripts.  She is competent in Molecular techniques such as Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Gel electrophoresis, and Sequencing. She is a seasoned Lecturer and Researcher and has conducted some epidemiological research on several viruses including Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), some respiratory viruses, and, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) among others.

She is happily married with children.


Current Research and Capacity Building Projects including Grants

1. Title: Seroprevalence of Immunoglobulin M and G antibodies to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 in Iwo, Nigeria
Funder: Bowen University Grant
Role: Principal Investigator

Completed Research

1. Molecular Characterisation of Genital Human Papillomavirus among Women in Southwestern, Nigeria

2. CD4+ Cell Counts and Prevalence of HIV among patients with Tuberculosis at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

3. Detection of some viruses associated with upper respiratory tract infections among Children in Ibadan, Nigeria

4. Human T Cell Lymphotrophic virus infection among sexually active individuals in Nigeria

5. Hepatitis B virus infection among sexually active individuals in Nigeria: a cross-sectional study



Journal Articles

1. Nejo, Y., Faneye, A. O., Olusola, B., Bakarey, S., Olayinka, A., Motayo, B., PERVI Study Group 2018 Hepatitis B virus infection among sexually active individuals in Nigeria: a cross-sectional study The Pan African medical journal, 30, 155 doi:10.11604/pamj.2018.30.155.14886

2. Nejo, Y. T., Olaleye, D. O. and Odaibo, G. N. 2018 Prevalence and Risk Factors for Genital Human Papillomavirus Infections Among Women in Southwest Nigeria. Archives of basic and applied medicine, 6(1), 105-112

3. Oluranti, O. O., Ubanagu, C. I., Oluwasemowo, O. O., Akinola, O. T., Nejo, Y. T. and Motayo, B. O. 2018 Prevalence and Antibiotic Resistance Profile of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from Hospital Sinks in South Western Nigeria. Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research 29(2): 1-7, 2019; JAMMR.47974 ISSN: 2456-8899

4. Babatunde Olusola, Adedayo Faneye, Yewande Nejo, Adewale Opayele, Solomon Bakarey.2019 Human T Cell Lymphotrophic virus infection among sexually active individuals in Nigeria: a cross sectional study. Scientific African Journal 3  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2019.e00072

 5. Nejo, Y. T., Olaleye, D. O. and Odaibo, G. N2019 Molecular characterisation of genital human papillomavirus among women in Southwestern, Nigeria. PloS one, 14(11), e0224748. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0224748

 6. Ogunbode T. O., Nejo Y. T., Kehinde O. J.  2021 COVID-19 Pandemic/Lockdown and its Impact on Sustainable Access to Safe Water in the Developing World: A Case Study. EUR J BASIC MED SCI. 2021; 11(1):8-17.  https://doi.org/10.21601/ ejbms/9661

 7. Dahunsi, S. O., Ogunwole, J. O., Owoseni, A. A., Olutona, G. O., Nejo, Y. T., Atobatele O. E.  2021 Valorization of pineapple peel and poultry manure for clean energy generation. Food and Energy Security: 05 May 2021 https://doi.org/10.1002/fes3.228

 8. Oluwasemowo, O. O., Nejo, Y. T., Abokede, J. O., Lawson, M., Motayo, B. O. 2021 Genotypes of rhinovirus detected among children in two communities of South-West Nigeria. Virus Genes. Jun; 57(3):276-279. DOI: 10.1007/s11262-021-01841-0. PMID: 33988838

 9. Owoseni A. A., Adigun T. O., Asogbon, O. H., Atobatele, B. O., Adeleke O. A. and Nejo, Y. T. 2023 Presence of Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Bacteria Isolated from Raw Cow Milk obtained from Bowen University Dairy Farm.  IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci. 1219 012004

 10. Owoseni A. A., Adeleke O. A. and Nejo, Y. T (2023). 2023 Efficacy of water extracts of mushrooms on multidrug-resistant bacteria isolated from raw cow milk. IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci. 1219 012004



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