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Ijeoma Otigbuo


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Ijeoma Nkeiruka Otigbuo, Ph.D.

Dr. Ijeoma Otigbuo is a professor of biology at Montgomery College (Montgomery College, Maryland). She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Boston College, a Master of Science Degree in Cytogenetics from New York University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Medical Parasitology from University of Toronto/ University of Lagos. Post-graduate studies at Northeastern University and University of Maryland consist of the following courses: Drug metabolism, Toxicology, and Disease Control, and Clinical and Pathogenic and Clinical Microbiology, respectively.

Dr. Otigbuo has taught a variety of courses at various levels, and in different disciplines including: Microbiology, Clinical Parasitology, General Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Early Childhood Education, Physiological Psychology, and Medical Terminology. She is credited with numerous publications in reputable scientific journals; the most recent was published in August 2004 in the London journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. She has also presented papers and conducted workshops at various conferences in the United States and abroad.

Dr Otigbuo is a recipient of the NISOID award for excellence in teaching, and was Chair of Biology, Physical Education and Health Sciences from 2001 to 2004. Her numerous contributions to the field of education include: initiating and directing of the AIDS Awareness Resource Center at Montgomery College; sponsoring the Biology Club of Montgomery College; and designing and implementing the Biotechnology and Diversity Summer Camp for area youth.

In addition to writing several awarded grant proposals, Dr. Otigbuo recently authored a microbiology textbook entitled General Microbiology: A Practical Study Guide. Dr. Otigbuo coordinates the Howard University Center of Excellence program for transferring Montgomery College students to Howard University Pharmacy Program She is currently involved in a college-wide grant initiative with Discovery Communications Incorporated and is working on publishing her second book 




Belete,H et al, Control of human African trypanosomiasis: trap and odour preference of tsetse flies ( Glossina morsitans submorsitans ) in the upper Didessa river valley of Ethiopia. Journal of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Volume 9 No 6, pp 1 - 5, June 2004