Dr. Jacob Olagbenro Popoola
B.Tech, M.Sc, Ph.D
Field Plant Collection and Characterization, Ethnobotany, Biosystematics, Cytogenetics, Plant Genetics and Plant Molecular Biology.
Awards & Honours
Award of Excellence, College of Science and Technology, Covenant University, Ota.
Genetics, Cell Biology, Ecology, Molecular Biology and Plant Diversity studies, Taxonomy, Economic Botany etc.
Current Postgraduate Supervision
Selected Publications (28)
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
B.Tech (LAUTECH), M. Sc (FUNAAB), PhD (CU)
Dr. Jacob O. Popoola is a Faculty in the Biology Programme (Applied Biology and Biotechnology) of the Department of Biological sciences, Covenant University, Ota.
Research Interests: Plant Genetic Resources Characterization, Biodiversity studies, Plant Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics, plant collection and identification, field studies etc.
Dr. 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.
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, Community based cassava characterization and utilization towards food security. Others include characterization and utilization of indigenous medicinal plants and underutilized species.