Dr. Jacob Olagbenro Popoola
B.Tech, M.Sc, Ph.D
Field Plant Collection and Characterization, Ethnobotany, Biosystematics, Cytogenetics, Genetics and Molecular Biology.
Genetics, Cell Biology, Ecology, Molecular Biology and Plant Diversity studies, Taxonomy, Economic Botany etc.
Selected Publications (16)
International Research Scholars Association Fellow of IITA Annual conference (2012)
61st International Congress and Annual Meeting of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research 1st-5th September 2013, Munster.
62nd International Congress and Annual Meeting of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research August 31-September 4 2013 Portugal
Summary of Profile
He is a Lecturer in the Applied Biology and Biotechnology Unit of the Department of Biological sciences, Covenant University, Ota.
Research Interests: Plant Genetic Resources Characterization, Biodiversity studies, Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics.
Dr. Jacob O. Popoola had research experience at the Genetic Resources Center of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Ibadan, and was an active member of the International Association of Research Scholars and Fellows (IARSAF) of the Institute. He is a member of Biotechnology Society of Nigeria.
His current research focus includes; molecular characterization of African Yam Bean (an underutilized legume), Ethnobotany, Genetic diversity and In vitro studies of Moringa oleifera Lam in Nigeria. Others include characterization of indigenous medicinal plants.