Prof. Georgina N. ODAIBO

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Name: Prof. Georgina N. ODAIBO


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 Designation: Professor

 Brief Biography:


Professor Georgina N. ODAIBO

                                                               B.Sc. M.Sc. Ph.D.(Ib)

Personal Statement

I am a Virologist with over 13 years of teaching and research experience at the University level. I have also had in- country and overseas trainings on research implementation. I was a research Fellow of Elizabeth Glaser Pediatrics AIDS Foundation at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwepen, Belgium and a Visiting Scientist to learn virus cloning and sequencing techniques at the Biomedical Research Institute, Georg Speyer Haus, Germany and I trained in Professor Phyllis Kanki’s Laboratory at the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA on molecular epidemiology of HIV in Nigeria. I was the Co-PI of the APIN supported on HIV/TB project in Oyo State. I am a Co-Investigator of the University of Ibadan NIH Medical Education Partnership Initiative in Nigeria (MEPIN) program and the Science and Technology Education Post Basic, STEP-B supported University of Ibadan Centre for Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases program. I am a Reader and the current Acting Head of Department of Virology, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria and Laboratory coordinator of the US government Harvard PEPFAR project in UCH. I have supervised three Ph.D. research projects and over 20 M.Sc. dissertations in virology. My current research areas are viral epidemiology, diagnostic virology, retrovirology and hepatitis viruses. I am a team player with interest in collaborative research within and outside Nigeria.



Research Support

 Ongoing Research Support


 1R24TW008878 - 03    Olaleye          (PI)        09/27/10-8/31/15

 Medical Education Partnership Initiative Nigeria

 Role: Co-Investigator/Mentor


SRG/COM/2011/24A       Olaleye     (PI)        05/01/12– 04/30/13       

 University of Ibadan Centre for Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases—a program of the FME/FMST of Nigeria for Science and Technology Education Post Basic, STEP-B

 Role: Co-Investigator


5U2GPS001058-04               Adewole           (PI)           08/01/04- 07/31/13

 Rapid Expansion of Antiretroviral Therapy Programs

 Role:   Co-Investigator and Laboratory Coordinator


Completed Research Support


World Health Organization (Geneva) Grant to study the role of respiratory syncytial virus in the aetiology of acute lower respiratory tract infection among under five children in south-western Nigeria, (1998-2000).

 Role:  co-Investigator


Second Generation survey of STDs among high Risk groups in Oyo statesupported by AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN) of the Harvard School of Public Health with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (2001 – 2006).

 Role:  co-Investigator


APIN (Nig.) Gte HIV Counseling and Testing among patients attending DOTS centers in Oyo State (2008 to 2012)

 This is was a community based study to determine the burden and subtypes of HIV-1 and HIV-2 among patients with tuberculosis in Oyo state of Nigeria

 Role: Co- PI




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