Prof. Ogi okwumabua is a visiting Professor from the Department of Pathobiological Sciences/WVDL, University of Wisconsin, USA. He is an eminent scholar who has worked in various Institutions and various capacities around the world. His research activities and interests include, modification of live vaccine, diagnostic reagent development, characterization and molecular sub-typing of bacteria of medical importance, Molecular mechanism of microbial pathogenesis, drug resistance and mechanism of the gene transfer process, evolution and dissemination of drug resistance among bacteria pathogens and recombinant DNA technology.
He has published several scientific publications in highly reputable peer review journals and has delivered several invited presentations in reputable institutions. He has several International engagements in Nigeria and Haiti. He has a patent on the use of Streptococcussuis 38-kDa polypeptide as an immunogen (August 11, 2009 US 7,572,457 B2). He is a recipient of several awards and honors some of which are 1987 to 1989 Regents Opportunity Scholar, Excellence for basic research presentation. Annual research day, Kansas, State University, Manhattan, Kansas (1996 March). Outstanding faculty performance award for research, 49th annual recognition exercises, Tuskegee University (2000 April), Pfizer award for Research excellence (2001 May) and Outstanding research award, Dept. of Pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health, Tuskegee University (2001 July).