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Country of origin: Nigeria Currently in: Nigeria, Enugu General field of specialization: Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Academic Background


2021 Doctorate Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology

Haematology oncology, immunogenetics and bioinformatics. Evaluation of the cross talks between cancer cells and immune cells. Understanding the complexity of the Tumour Microenvironment of cancer cells and their impact on cancer cells' evolution, progress and resistance to treatment. To unravel the mechanisms underlying immune evasion, immune cell dysfunction, and to discover potential therapeutic targets.

Publications resulting from Research: 

1. Ijeoma C. Uzoma, Idowu A. Taiwo, Massimo Granai, Gioia Di Stefano, Ester Sorrentino, Sussana Mannucci, Muheez A. Durosinmi, Stefano Lazzi, Lorenzo Leoncini and Oluyemi Akinloye (2021). Distinct Pattern of Lymphoid Neoplasms Characterizations According to the WHO Classification (2016) and Prevalence of Associated Epstein - Barr virus Infection in Nigeria Population. Infectious Agents and Cancer.16:36. DOI: 10.1186/s13027-021-00378-z

2. Uzoma IC, Taiwo IA, Nna EO, Durosinmi MA, Ukaejiofo EO. (2019) Detection of BCR-ABL1 fusion gene transcripts in the saliva of Nigerian patients with chronic myeloid leukemia. Niger J Clin Pract. 22:51-55 DOI: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_225_18

3. Ugochi .F. Ndiokwelu, Liasu. A. Ogunkanmi, Joseph.B. Minari and Ijeoma .C Uzoma (2021). Allium sativum aqueous extract does not have chemoprotective effect on etoposide induced therapy-related DNA damage leading to Acute Myeloid Leukemia in albino-wistar rats. African Health Sciences. 21 (2). 673-682

4. Ngozi Immaculata Ugwu, Emmanuel Nna, Collins Nwachi Ugwu, O E Ogah, C Okike, Ikeagwulonu Richard Chinaza, N U Uzodinma, Anazoeze Jude Madu, Ijeoma Chinwe Uzoma, C Alo, G C Ugwu, V N Ekpeagu, and U I Okeke (2021). Evaluation of Foetal Haemoglobin Status among Nigerian Patients with Sickle Cell Anaemia Using High-Performance Liquid Chromatography. West African Journal of Medicine 38(3):222-227

5. Ijeoma C. Uzoma, Christian Ugwu, Elvira Ozoamusi, Daniel Okhuevbie and Chinenye Okenwa. (2021). Evaluation of human allergen-specific immunoglobulin G, total immunoglobulin E, hematological parameters, and lung function in mill workers exposed to grain dust in South-East Nigeria. The Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis. 70:128-134.

6. Otuonye NM, Luo Ma, Enabulele OI, Nwaokorie FO, Adedeji AM, Ifeanyi KA, Uwandu MO, Ojetunde MM, Akinbami JB, Bosede OT, Uzoma IC and Odunukwe NN. “HLA-C Class I Allele-Sharing and High Plasma Viral Load (HIV-1 RNA) in HIV-1 Transmission among Heterosexual Serodiscordant Couples in Nigeria”. EC Microbiology 19.5 (2023): 37-49.

7.Chinenye E. Okenwa, Ijeoma C. Uzoma, Anulika O. Onyemelukwe, Ogechukwu C. Dozie-Nwakile, Hilary Emuebie, Victor C. Edeh and S. A. Ufelle. (2020). Interleukin 3 as an Erythropoietic Marker in Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Hepatitis B Positive Patients in South East Nigeria. Annual Research & Review in Biology. 35(6): 1-8. DOI: 10.9734/arrb/2020/v35i630231

8. IA Taiwo, N Adeleye and IC Uzoma (2021). A possible model for estimating birth length of babies from common parental variables using a sample of families in Lagos, Nigeria. African Health Sciences. 21(1): 349-356. DOI: 10.4314/ahs. v21i1.44

9. Taiwo, I. A., Adeleye, N., Anwoju, F. O., Adeyinka, A., Uzoma, I. C. & Bankole, T. T. (2022). Sequence Analysis for SNP Detection and Phylogenetic Reconstruction of SARS-CoV-2 Isolated from Nigerian COVID-19 Cases. New Microbe and New Infection; 45: 100955. DOI: 10.1016/j.nmni.2022.100955

10. Emmanuel Nna , Jonathan Madukwe, Ejike Egbujo, Chris Obiorah, Charles Okoli, Godwin Echejoh, Amina Yahaya, James Adisa & Ijeoma Uzoma (2013). Gene Expression of Aurora kinases in Prostate Cancer and Nodular Hyperplasia Tissues. Medical Principles and Practice. 22(2):138-143. doi: 10.1159/000342679

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