Amina Yusuf JegaCountry of origin: Nigeria Currently in: Nigeria, Sokoto General field of specialization: Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Degrees2018 Doctorate Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences2014 Master Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences2010 Undergraduate Chemical Sciences
Current Research Activities
Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
1. Collection and identification of samples 2. Isolation and characterization of bioactive compounds from natural sources 3. Structure elucidation of isolated compounds 4. Testing of Pharmacological actions of active constituents against different ailments such as snakebite, malaria, cancer and microbial infections 5. Molecular docking analysis
Publications resulting from Research:
Johnson Titilayo Omolara, Adegboyega Abayomi Emmanuel, Ojo Oluwafemi Adeleke, Yusuf Amina Jega, Iwaloye Opeyemi, Ugwah-Oguejiofor Chinenye Jane, Asomadu Rita Onyekachukwu, Chukwuma Ifeoma Felicia, Ejembi Stephen Adakole, Ugwuja Emmanuel Ike, Alotaibi Saqer S., Albogami Sarah M., Batiha Gaber El-Saber, Rajab Bodour S., Conte-Junior Carlos Adam. (2022). A Computational Approach to Elucidate the Interactions of Chemicals from Artemisia annua Targeted Toward SARS-CoV-2 Main Protease Inhibition for COVID-19 Treatment. Frontiers in Medicine. Vol 9; https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmed.2022.907583
Amina J. Yusuf, Godwin A. Aleku, Usman Rabiu Bello, Dahiru Umar Liman. (2021). Prospects and challenges of developing plant-derived snake antivenin natural products: a focus on West Africa. ChemMedChem, Link to VoR: https://doi.org/10.1002/cmdc.202100478
Amina Jega Yusuf, Musa Ismail Abdullahi, Aliyu Muhammad Musa, Hassan Abubakar, Abubakar Muhammad Amali, Asma’u Hamza Nasir. (2021). Potential inhibitors of SARS CoV-2 from Neocarya macrophylla: Chemoinformatic and Molecular modeling studies against three key targets. Turkish Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, DOI: 10.4274/tjps.galenos.2021.57527
Amina Yusuf Jega, Musa Ismail Abdullahi, Aliyu M. Musa, Haruna A. Kaita, Mzozoyana Vuyisa. (2021). Biochemical evaluation and molecular docking assessment of Glucosamines from Neocarya macrophylla fruits against Naja nigricollis venom. Carbohydrate Research. pp 1 – 10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carres.2021.108436.
Yusuf A. J., Abdullahi M. I., Musa A. M., Haruna A. K. (2020). Effect of Neocarya macrophylla Root on Naja nigricollis venom. West African Journal of Pharmacology and Drug Research Vol. 34 No. 1 (2020)
A.J. Yusuf, M.I. Abdullahi, A.M. Musa, A.K. Haruna, V. Mzozoyana, A.A. Biambo, H. Abubakar. (2020). A bioactive flavan-3-ol from the stem bark of Neocarya macrophylla. Scientific African 7: e00273: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2020.e00273
A. J. Yusuf, M. I. Abdullahi, A. M. Musa, A. K. Haruna, V. Mzozoyana and A. Sanusi. (2019). Isolation of Epicatechin from the Stem Bark of Neocarya macrophylla (Sabine) Prance (Chrysobalanaceae). Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Science (December, 2019), 27(2): 101-107 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/njbas.v27i2.14
Yusuf A. J.; Abdullahi M. I.; Musa A. M.; Haruna A. K.; Mzozoyana V; Abubakar H. (2019). Antisnake venom activity and isolation of quercetin from the leaf of Neocarya macrophylla (Sabine) Prance ex F. White (Malpighiales: Chrysobalanaceae). Braz. J. Biol. Sci. vol. 6, No. 13, p. 381-389. ISSN 2358-2731. DOI: 10.21472/bjbs.061306.
Yusuf A. J., Abdullahi M. I., Musa A. M., Haruna A. K., Mzozoyana V. & Abubakar H. (2019). Bioactive (+)-Catechin-3ꞌ-O-rhamnopyranoside from Neocarya macrophylla (Sabine) Prance (Chrysobalanaceae), Egyptian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, DOI:10.1080/2314808X.2019.1673549.
Yusuf A. J., Abdullahi M. I., Aleku G. A., Ibrahim I. A. A., Alebiosu C. O., Yahaya M. et al. (2018). Antimicrobial activity of stigmasterol from the stem bark of Neocarya macrophylla. Journal of Medicinal Plants for Economic Development. 2(1): a38. 1-5. http://doi.org/10.4102/jomped.v2i1.38. ISSN 2519-559X
Current professionCurrent professional activities type:ResearchTeachingOtherResearch - my research activities include systematic investigation into natural products and drug discovery in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions. Teaching - teach courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level in medicinal chemistry Community service - mentor and advice students and per take in community services such as being a reviewer, proctor among others
Workshop and Conference Attended2022 Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria Drug Discovery Africa (DDA)2022 Virtually Emerging Scientist organized by the Asian Council of Science Editors jointly with the Academy of Excellence in Biosciences2021 University of Nottingham Women in Chemistry Virtual Conference and Career Event2020 Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) in collaboration with School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) International Conference of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 2020, 3rd Joint Conference UNAIR-USMInternational Conference of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 2020, 3rd Joint Conference UNAIR-USM
Presentation given2022Molecular Docking Studies of Chemical Constituents of Adansonia digitata targeting the DNMT1 ProteinAdo-Ekiti, NigeriaEvent: Drug Discovery Africa2022Effect of Ochna Kibbiensis Leaves on Plasmodium bergheiVirtuallyEvent: Emerging Scientist2021Steroids from the roots of Neocarya macrophylla Sabine (Prance)University of NottinghamEvent: Women in Chemistry Virtual Conference and Career Event2020Potential inhibitors of SARS CoV-2 from Neocarya macrophylla: Chemoinformatic and Molecular modelling studies against three key targetsFaculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) in collaboration with School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)Event: Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) in collaboration with School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
Other AwardsAug 2016TETFund Academic Staff Training and Development (TETFund Fellowship)Study FellowshipFeb 2018Award of ServiceBy El-Apothecary Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences UDUS – Class of 2018 as the Most Hardworking Female Lecturer of the YearDec 2019“Readers” Award 2019By Standtall Africa InitiativeNov 2020Travel Grants AwardsBy BioTools for “Identification of novel compounds from Neocarya macrophylla against toxins from Naja nigricollis using computational approach” at the 6th International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry (ECMC-6)Jul 2021Award of MeritBy Pharmaceutical Students Association (KEPSA) UDUSFeb 2020TETFund National Research Fund GrantTETFund National Research Fund Grant: Pre-Clinical Studies and Standardization of Ochna kibbiensis Leaves Extract for Use as a Potential Brain Cancer Therapy as a Co-ResearcherNov 2020TETFund Institution Based Research Fund Grant-UDUSTETFund Institution Based Research Fund Grant-UDUS: Pre-Clinical and Toxicity Studies of a Multi-component Herbal Therapy for the Management of Snake Envenomation as a Co-ResearcherNov 2020TETFund Institution Based Research Fund Grant-UDUSTETFund Institution Based Research Fund Grant-UDUS: Bioactivity-Guided Isolation and Structure Elucidation of the Antimalarial Constituents from the Leaves of Ochna kibbiensis as the Principal InvestigatorNov 2020TETFund Institution Based Research Fund Grant-UDUSTETFund Institution Based Research Fund Grant-UDUS: Development and Validation of RP-HPLC method for the Determination of Metformin in Human Plasma as a Co-Researcher