EZEJIOFOR Ndidiamaka Anthonet
Biological systems and organisms &
Medical and health sciences & Chemical sciences
Abia State University, Uturu
Born to Late Mr & Mrs. Ezenga Ilondu of Ora-Eri in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria, on 22nd Feb. 1972, Dr. Ndidiamaka Anthenet Ezejiofor (Nee Ilondu) had her primary and secondary education at Abakaliki, Nigeria. She studied Chemistry at Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria, and was awarded a BSc (Ed) in Chemistry in 1995. After the mandatory one year National Youth Service Co rps at University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeda, she sought to pursue her postgraduate training at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus, Nnewi, Nigeria. She chose to study Pharmacology & Toxicology and was awarded a PGD in 1998 and MSc in 2000 in her choice field. Not satisfied with her knowledge of medical sciences, she enrolled and studied Medical Laboratory Sciences at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, and was licensed as a Medical Laboratory Scientist in the subspecialty of Chemical Pathology in 2002. Soon after her MSc degree, she was appointed as a lecturer in the Department of Pharmacology, Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria, from where she undertook and was awarded her doctorate degree in the field of Toxicology in 2007. Dr. Ezejiofor works presently at the Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Abia State University, Aba, Nigeria, as a Lecturer Ⅱ. She belongs to a number of local and international professional bodies including African Society for Toxicological Sciences (ASTS), West African Society for Pharmacology (WASP) and Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN) among others. Her outstanding contributions in scientific research have not deterred her love and service for God. She has held notable positions in the church including Secretary, Laity Council of Nigeria, Biassed Tansi Chapel, Aba, Nigeria, and Secretary, St, Elizabeth Catholic Women Orgenisation (CWO), Aba, Nigeria. Currently, she is the Assistant Secretary, CWO General, Blessed Tansi Chapel, Aba, Nigeria. Dr. Ezejiofor is happily married to Dr. Tobias LN. Ezejiofor, and they are blessed with two boys and two girls. At her leisura she loves reading and travelling.
Through research, seminars and workshops in various fields of pharmacology and toxicology, Dr. Ezejiofor has contributed to medical and health, environmental, and chemical sciences in the following ways:
· Health and medicals - She has conducted a number of research works on the pharmacokinetic, therapeutic and toxicological properties of drugs, analyzing such drugs like diethycarbamazine, pefloxazine, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, amlodipine, rifampicin and isoniazid. Through her immense contributions in the area of pharmacokinetics, she has highlighted the outstanding use of activated charcoal in the management of various drug poisonings. These pharmacokinetic works have been referred in various position papers in the use of activated charcoal in poison management. Her various works in medicinal plants and herbal preparations including U & Dee Sweet Bitter and rinbacin have exposed certain dangers consumers of these agents face not only in the inherent toxic potentials of these formulations but also in the heavy metal contaminations present in them during preparations. These relevant findings have helped the controlling body for foods and drugs in Nigeria in the areas of regulation and monitoring the preparation and consumption of these agents. She has also contributed to the nutritional values and anti-nutritional and toxicological effects of some seeds especially Termanalia catappa seed.
· Chemical sciences - She has contributed towards the sourcing of laboratory reagents locally. Through her works, such chemicals like NaOH and KOH have been sourced using corn cobs, ripened plantain peels and palm fruit husks.
· Environmental sciences - Her community-based studies on environmental toxicology have seen her analyzing water qualities of some rivers in Nigeria