Department of Biological Sciences




About Our Department


The Department of Biological Sciences is one of the foundational Departments at Mountain Top University. Domiciled in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences (CBAS), this Department is home to three (3) different programmes: Biology, Biotechnology, and Microbiology.

 

Philosophy of the Department

The Programmes in the Department of Biological Sciences empowers students with unique skill and techniques in the various specializations which are important in solving relevant challenges locally and globally. Students are exposed to both pure and applied courses to satisfy the manpower needs within the community. It combines theoretical principles with a pragmatic approach to proffering solutions not only to undertake postgraduate work but also motivating the students to become excellent employees or entrepreneurs.


Objectives of the Department of Biological Sciences


Objectives of the Department

  • To provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of biological knowledge and practical skills

  • To develop in students the ability to apply knowledge and transferable skills to solving theoretical and practical problems in biological sciences

  • To provide students with a knowledge and skills base from which they can proceed to further studies in specialized areas of biological sciences or multi-disciplinary areas involving biological sciences

  • To provide thorough training and orientation, an appreciation of the rewards of inter-and multi-disciplinary approaches to the solution of complex life problems.

  • To instill in students a sense of enthusiasm for biological sciences and an appreciation of the importance of these fields of natural science in industrial, economic, environmental, technological and social development


Career opportunities in the field of Biological Sciences


The background and expertise provided by this multidisciplinary degree provide graduates with qualifications and flexibility for employment in diverse areas. Career opportunities exist in medical, agricultural, pharmaceutical, educational, environmental, and food/beverage industries. Other areas of career options are research, entrepreneurship, science policy formulation law and intellectual property, consulting, forensic science, marketing, and sales, among many others.


Admission requirements to the Department of Biological Sciences


  • UTME Entry: Candidates should have good scores in the unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME) and must also possess the following minimum qualifications: SSCE or its equivalent with credit level passes in five subjects at not more than two (2) sittings. These include English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry to form the core subjects with credit in two other relevant science subjects; Physics, Agricultural Science and Geography. Candidates must also earn an acceptable score in the post UTME screening.
  • Direct Entry: Candidates seeking admission by Direct Entry into 200 Level must have at least five (5) O’ level credits, with a minimum of two (2) relevant subjects at GCE/IJMB Advanced level or any approved equivalent in relevant science subjects.

Staff of the Department

ABAH Gabriel

ABAH Gabriel

Mr., Biological Sciences 
Area of specialization/research: Biochemistry
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ABIALA Moses Akindele

ABIALA Moses Akindele

Dr., Biological Sciences 
Area of specialization/research: Plant - Microbe Interaction
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ADEBAMI Gboyega Ebenezer

ADEBAMI Gboyega Ebenezer

Dr., Biological Sciences 
Area of specialization/research: Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology/Microbial Physiology
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ADEGBALA Oluranti Tayo

ADEGBALA Oluranti Tayo

Miss, Biological Sciences 
Area of specialization/research: Food Microbiology
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ADENIRAN Samson Olugbenga

ADENIRAN Samson Olugbenga

Dr., Biological Sciences 
Area of specialization/research: Biotechnology, Animal Science, Genetics, Immunology, Molecular Biology
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AKANNI Gabriel Bidemi

AKANNI Gabriel Bidemi

Dr., Biological Sciences 
Area of specialization/research: Biotechnology; Food biotechnology, Food safety, Antimicrobial resistance, Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA), Fermentation and Microbial physiology.
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AKINYANJU Taiwo Foluke

AKINYANJU Taiwo Foluke

Mrs, Biological Sciences 
Area of specialization/research: Ecotoxicology
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AYOLABI CHRISTIANAH IDOWU

AYOLABI CHRISTIANAH IDOWU

Dr., Biological Sciences 
Area of specialization/research: MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY / VIROLOGY
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FAYEMI Olanrewaju Emmanuel

FAYEMI Olanrewaju Emmanuel

Dr., Biological Sciences 
Area of specialization/research: Food Microbiology
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IBADIN Francis Hope

IBADIN Francis Hope

Dr., Biological Sciences 
Area of specialization/research: Ecotoxicology, Hydrobiology
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OGUNBIYI Tosin Segun

OGUNBIYI Tosin Segun

Mr, Biological Sciences 
Area of specialization/research: Molecular Biology Genomics Infectious Diseases Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli Diarrhoea
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OGUNSUYI Olusegun Ifeoluwa

OGUNSUYI Olusegun Ifeoluwa

Dr., Biological Sciences 
Area of specialization/research: Cell Biology and Genetics/ Genetic, Cellular and Molecular Toxicology; Cancer Genetics; Neurotoxicity
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OLALEYE Eniola Dolapo

OLALEYE Eniola Dolapo

Dr., Biological Sciences 
Area of specialization/research: Medical Microbiology
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OLUKOYA Daniel Kolawole

OLUKOYA Daniel Kolawole

Dr., Biological Sciences 
Area of specialization/research: Molecular Genetics
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ONILUDE Oluwaseun Ronke

ONILUDE Oluwaseun Ronke

Miss, Biological Sciences 
Area of specialization/research: Microbiology
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OSAGIE Mary Adeyinka

OSAGIE Mary Adeyinka

Mrs, Biological Sciences 
Area of specialization/research: Microbiology and Virology Techniques
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OYEBANJI Elizabeth Olawumi

OYEBANJI Elizabeth Olawumi

Dr., Biological Sciences 
Area of specialization/research: Mycology, Phytomedicine, Toxicology and Molecular biology
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OYERINDE Olawunmi Rashidat

OYERINDE Olawunmi Rashidat

Dr., Biological Sciences 
Area of specialization/research: Epidemiology, Immunology and Pathogenesis of infectious diseases particularly malaria and co-infections
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SMITH Stella

SMITH Stella

Professor, Biological Sciences 
Area of specialization/research: Molecular epidemiology, antimicrobial resistance and microbiome study of Infectious diseases such as Helicobacter pylori, Escherichia coli 0157:H7, Salmonella spp and Campylobacter jejuni
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