Prof. Reginald Nwazue Nwaoguikpe

Prof. Reginald Nwazue Nwaoguikpe

Director, IEHEJ

PhD B.Sc (Hons) Nig; MSc (PH) PGDE (PH), PhD (PH) MNSBMB, MSCRAG, MNSEB, MABI (USA), MNIRD.

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Prof. Nwaoguikpe, Reginald Nwazue of Medical Biochemistry in the Department of Biochemistry in FUTO. He was employed in January 2002 as a Lecturer II in the above Department and in 2015, became a Professor of Biochemistry and Consultant in Sickle Cell Disease. He in collaboration with Late Professor G.I. Ekeke of Department of Biochemistry, University of Port Harcourt developed a drug for the Management of Sickle Cell Disease. The drug “(CIKLAVITTm)” is produced and marketed by Niemeth Pharmaceutical PLC, Nigeria.

Prof. Nwaoguikpe is a research scholar and has a research interest in various specialities of Biochemistry and Medicine especially in: Sickle Cell Disease, Malaria Parasitemia, Diabetes mellitus, Environmental Health, Nutrition and Toxicology.

He led served as Head Department of Biochemistry, 2011-2013; Research Manager, Gabriel Ekele Sickle Cell Research Centre, University of Port Harcourt 2014 till date; Postgraduate Departmental Coordinator, 2016-2017.

He is currently, the Director, Institute of Environmental Health and Environmental Justice (FUTO) 2017 till date.