IMAM, Aminu

Department:  Anatomy

SCHOLARSHIP AND PRIZES

  1. The World Academy of Science (TWAS) – National Research Foundation (NRF) African Renaissance Doctoral Fellowship 2016-2018
  2. University of Ilorin Staff Development Award 2016-2019
  3. IBRO Travel Grant: To participate in the IBRO Africa Neuroscience School on “From Wild Life to Laboratory: Basic Techniques in Behavioral Research”; held in Entebbe, Uganda; between 6th-10th June, 2017.
  4. IBRO/SONA Travel Grant: To participate in the 13th International Conference of the Society of Neuroscientist in Africa (SONA); held in Entebbe, Uganda; between 11th-14th June, 2017.
  5. IBRO/ISN/The Grass Foundation Travel Grant: To participate in the 9th IBRO Teaching Tools Workshop; held in Entebbe, Uganda; 16th - 21th September, 2016.
  6. Learned Conference Grant from University of Ilorin to attend the U6 International Conference. Held at University of Ilorin, Nigeria. 6th-10th September, 2015.
  7. IBRO/UNESCO/ISN Travel Grant: To participate in the Neuroscience School on “Evolution of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms” in Drakensburg, South Africa. 19th-25th March, 2015.
  8. IBRO/ARC-ISN Travel Grant: To participate in the African Neuroscience School on ‘Specialized Course on Neurobiology of Adaptations to Environments: Focus on African Biotopes’ in Dakhla, Morocco. 18th – 24th June,
  9. IBRO/ISN Travel Grant: To participate in Neuroscience School on “Salvaging Neurons” in Ibadan, Nigeria. 2nd – 7th December, 2013
  10. TRAINING PROGRAMME ATTENDED:(State period of Training and College, Describe Courses taken - starting with the latest):
  11. Five days IBRO Africa Neuroscience School on “From wild life to laboratory: Basic Techniques in Behavioral Research” Organized by Prof. Nilesh Patel (University of Nairobi, Kenya) and Prof. Richard Brown (Dalhouse University, Canada) held in Entebbe, Uganda; Between 6th - 10th June, 2017.
  12. One day Problem Based Learning (PBL) Facilitator Training for the Graduate Entry Medical Program (GEMP) Organized by Centre for Health Science Education, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, January, 2017.
  13. Eleven days IBRO/ISN/The Grass Foundation Sponsored 9th Teaching Tools Workshop, Organized by Prof. Sharon Juliano (Uniform University, United States) held in Entebbe, Uganda; 11th - 21th September, 2016.
  14. Five days Advanced Digital Appreciation Program for Tertiary Institutions (ADAPTI) training. Organized by Digital Bridge Institute and held at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. 18th -22nd May, 2015
  15. Seven days IBRO/UNESCO/ISN Neuroscience School on “Evolution of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms” Organized by Paul Manger (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa); held at Drakensburg, South Africa. 19th-25th March, 2015
  16. Seven days IBRO/ARC-ISN African Neuroscience School on ‘Specialized Course on Neurobiology of Adaptations to Environments: Focus on African Biotopes’, organized by Prof. Khalid El-Allali (Hassan Five University, Morocco) and Prof. Paul Manger (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa); held at the Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine, Rabat, Morocco; 18th - 24th June, 2014.
  17. Six days IBRO-ISN School of Neuroscience in Africa on Salvaging Neurons: Blending Basic and Clinical Neuroscience, organized by Prof. Adesola Ogunniyi (University of Ibadan) and Prof. Raj Kalaria (University of Newcastle, UK); held at University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria; 2nd-7th December, 2013.
  18. Six days Peer Education Training Course, organized by the National Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Project, Through the NYSC Scheme; held at the Ekiti State NYSC Orientation Camp, Ekiti State, Nigeria; 2nd -7th November, 2010.
  19. One day workshop of the IEC Career Training Network on Job Creation and Awareness, Through the NYSC Scheme; held at the Ekiti State NYSC Orientation Camp, Ekiti State, Nigeria; 29th October, 2010.

 

HONOURS, DISTINCTIONS AND MEMBERSHIP OF LEARNED PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES (Starting with the latest):

  1. International Society of Neurochemistry (ISN) (Member) 2016-Date
  2. Neuroscience Society of Nigeria (NSN) (Member) 2015-Date
  3. Anatomical Society of Nigeria (ASN) (Member) 2014-Date
  4. International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) (Member) 2013-Date

EXPERIENCE SINCE BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (Starting with the latest)

1.      Assistant Lecturer: Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. June, 2014 till date.

2.      Adjunct Lecturer: College of Pure and Applied Sciences, Kwara state University, Nigeria. February, 2014 to December, 2014.

3.      Adjunct Lecturer: Department of Community Health, College of Health, Science and Technology, Ijero-Ekiti, Nigeria. October, 2010 to September, 2011

PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Ajao M.S., Imam A., Adana M.Y., Kareem S.B., Alabi A.S., Olawepo A., Okesina A.A., Kadir R.E., Oyewopo A.O. (2015): Central Cholinergic Markers and Spatial Memory Performance in Rats Following Administration of Rauwolfia vomitoria and Chlorpromazine. CentrePoint Journal (Science Edition). 21(1); 75 – 93, Official Journal by University of Ilorin. Available online at http://www.unilorin.edu.ng/ejournals/index.php/science/article/view/2057
  2. Abdulmajeed W.I., Sulieman S.B., Zubayr M.O., Imam A., Amin A., Sulyman A.O., Owoyele B.V. (2017): Honey Prevents Lead Induced Renal Dysfunction by Improving Antioxidant Activities in Male Wistar Rats. The Tropical Journal of Health Sciences. 24(2); 33-38, Official Journal of the College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin. Available online at https://www.ajol.info/index.php/tjhc/article/view/157042
  3. Adamu L.H., Asuku A.Y., Taura M.G., Tella I.A., Datti S., Imam A. (2013): Neck circumference: An upcoming tool of adiposity indices. Nigerian Journal of Basic and Clinical Sciences. 10(2); 82-85, Official Journal of College of Health Sciences, BayeroUniversity Kano. Available online at http://www.njbcs.net/text.asp?2013/10/2/82/122766.
  4. Ishola A.O., Ibrahim R.B., Balogun W.G., Imam A., Oyewopo A.O., Olawepo A. (2014): Effect of paint fumes on histoarchitecture of the testes of adult male wistar rats. Research Journal of Health Sciences. 2(1); 19-24, Official Journal of College of Health Sciences, Osun State University. Available online at https://www.ajol.info/index.php/rejhs/article/view/143326/133051
  5. Ajao M.S., Abdulmojeed F.A., Abioye A.I.R., Adana M.Y., Kareem S.B., Alabi S.A., Imam A. (2015): Histoarchitectural Study of the Cerebrum and Cerebellum of Juvenile African Giant Rat (Cricetomysgambianus Waterhouse) And Wistar Rats (Rattusnovergicus) Brains. Journal of Anatomical Sciences. 6 (1); 77-82, Official Journal of Anatomical Society of Nigeria.
  6. Ajao M.S., Imam A., Ajibola M.I., Ibrahim A., Amin A., Adana M.Y., Olawepo A. (2015): Hippocampal-Dependent Spatial Memory and Histoarchitectural Integrities of The CA1, CA2 and CA3 of Rats Following Administration of RauwolfiaVomitoria and Chlorpromazine. Nigerian Journal of Neuroscience.7(1): 8-15, Official Journal of Neuroscience Society of Nigeria
  7. Abdulbasit A., Halima S., Emmanuel O.S., Tajudeen S., Aminu I., Wahab I.A., Abdulmusawwir A., Ridwan B.I., Bamidele V.O. (2016): Impaired Cognitive Performance and Metabolic Disturbance in Streptozotocin Nicotinamide Induced Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and the Protective Effect of Nigerian Propolis. Nigerian Journal of Neuroscience. 8(1); 22-30, Official Journal of Neuroscience Society of Nigeria.
  8. Ajao M.S., Aminu I., Abdulbasit A., Wahab I.A., Musa I.A., Abdulmusawir A., Wasiu GB, Olayemi JO, Abdulmumin I (2016): Black Seed Oil Improves Motor and anxiety like Behaviours and Cerebellar Cyto-Architectonic in Male Wistar Rats. Nigerian Journal of Neuroscience. 8(1); 8-14, Official Journal of Neuroscience Society of Nigeria.
  9. Oyewopo O.A., Alabi A.S., Imam A., Akunna G.G. (2016): Regenerative effects of aqueous extract of Adansoniadigitatafruit pulp on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-inducedoxidative damages in testes of male Wistar rats. Annals of Bioanthropology. 4; 65-70. Official Journal of the Nigerian Association forBiological Anthropology. Available online at http://www.bioanthrojournal.org/article.asp?issn=2315-7992;year=2016;volume=4;issue=2;spage=65;epage=70;aulast=Oyewopo
  10. Imam A., Ajao M.S., Akinola O.B., Ajibola M.I., Ibrahim A., Amin A., Abdulmajeed W.I., Lawal Z.A., Ali-Oluwafuyi A. (2016): Repeated Acute Oral Exposure to Cannabis sativa Impaired Neurocognitive Behaviours and Cortico-hippocampal Architectonics in Wistar Rats. Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences.31:153-159, Official Journal of Physiological Society of Nigeria. Available online at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28262852
  11. Ajao M.S., Adeleke O.S., Imam A., Adana M.Y., Olawepo A., Olayaki L.A., Ajape A.A., Atata J.A. (2017): Testicular Responses in selected Antipsychotic Drugs: Chlorpromazine and Swizzle Stick (Rauwolfia Vomitoria). 8(1): 9-17. Journal of Anatomical Sciences. The official Journal of Anatomical Society of Nigeria
  12. Ajao M.S., Abdussalam W.A., Imam A., Amin A., Ibrahim A., Adana M.Y., Sulaimon F.A., Atata J.A. (2017): Histopathological and Biochemical evaluations of the antidotal efficacy of Nigella sativa oil on organophosphate induced hepato-toxicity. Research Journal of Health Sciences. 5(1); 18-25, Official Journal of College of Health Sciences, Osun State University. Available online at https://www.ajol.info/index.php/rejhs/article/view/154197
  13. Balogun W.G., Ibrahim R.B., Ishola A.O., Imam A., Adeyemo K.A., Alabi A.S., Enaibe B.U. (2014): Histological changes in the lungs of adult wistar rats following exposure to paint fumes. Anatomy Journal of Africa. 3 (2): 329-335, Published by the Association of Anatomical Societies of Africa. Available online at https://www.ajol.info/index.php/aja/article/view/104845
  14. Ajibola M.I., Ibrahim R.B., Imam A., Masud M.A., Safiriyu A., Etibor A.T. (2015): Neurodegenerative potential of the aqueous leaf extract of Ocimumgratissimum: A histological and biochemical study. Anatomy Journal of Africa. 4(2); 563-570, Published by the Association of Anatomical Societies of Africa. Available online at https://www.ajol.info/index.php/aja/article/view/132953
  15. Wasiau G.B., Morakinyo A.O., Adeyemo K.A., Imam A., Ishola A.O., Cobham A.E. (2015): Neuroprotective Potential of Mango (Magnifera Indica) Leave extract in Alloxan-Induced Diebetic Rats. ISRA Medical Journal. 7(1): 25-29, Official Journal of Isra University, Parkistan. Available online at http://www.imj.com.pk/provious-version/?vol=Volume%207%20-%20Issue%201&quarter=Jan%20-%20March%202015
  16. Wahab I.A., Habeeb B.S., Maymunah O.Z., Imam A., Abdulbasit A., Sikiru A.B., Lukuman A.O., Bamidele V.O. (2016): Honey prevents neurobehavioural deficit and oxidative stress induced by lead acetate exposure in male wistar rats- a preliminary study. Metabolic Brain Diseases. 31:37–44, Published by Springer. Available online at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26435406
  17. Imam A., Ajao M.S., Ajibola M.I., Amin A., Abdulmajeed A.I., Lawal A.Z., Ali-Oluwafuyi A., Akinola O.B., Oyewopo A.O., Olajide O.J., Adana M.Y. (2016): Black seed oil reversed scopolamine-induced Alzheimer and cortico-hippocampal neural alterations in male Wistar rats. Bulletin – Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University. 54; 49-57, Official Journal of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University. Available online at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1110093116000028
  18. Imam A., Ajao M.S., Amin A., Abdulmajid A., Ajibola M.I., Ibrahim A., Olajide O.J., Balogun W.I. (2016): Cannabis Induced Moto-Cognitive Dysfunctions in Wistar Rats: Ameliorative efficacy of Nigella sativa. Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences. 23 (5); 17-28, Official Journal of UniversitiSains Malaysia. Available online at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5101984/
  19. Olajide O.J., Ugbosanmi A.T., Enaibe B.U., Ogunrinola K.Y., Lewu S.F., Asogwa N.T., Akapa T., Imam A., Ibrahim A., Gbadamosi I.T., Yawson E.O. (2017): Cerebellar Molecular and Cellular Characterization in Rat Models of Alzheimer’s Disease: Neuroprotective Mechanisms of Garcinia Biflavonoid Complex. Annals of Neurosciences.24; 32–45. Official Journal of Indian Academy of Neuroscience. Available online at https://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/464421
  20. Imam A., Ajao M.S., Bhagwandin A., Ihunwo A.O., Manger P.R. (2017): The brain of the tree pangolin (Manis tricuspis). I. General appearance of the central nervous system. Journal of Comparative Neurology. 522: 2571-2582. Publish by Wiley-Liss. Available online at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28395115
  21. Ajao M.S., Bolaji A.O., Olawepo A., Imam A., Adana M.Y., Olayaki L.A.: Neuroprotective Effect of Nigella Sativa Following Cerebellar Neuronal Damage by Trimethyltin Chloride in Mice. National Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Sciences. The official Journal of Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, (Accepted Manuscript dated 2015, in Vol. 30(1): XX-XX). www.nsbmb.org
  22. Ajao M.S., Usman I.T., Abioye A.I.R., Imam A., Olawepo A., Adana M.Y., Kareem S.B., Olayaki L.A.: Histoarchitectural Study of the Cerebellum of Grasscutter (Thyronomys swinderianus) and Hedgehog (Atelerix Albiventris). CenterPoint Journal (Science Edition).Official Journal of University of Ilorin, (Letter of Acceptance dated 10/06/2017). unilorin.edu.ng/ejournals/index.php/science
  23. Ajao M.S., Sansa A.B., Imam A., Ibrahim A., Adana M.Y., Alli-Oluwafuyi A., Kareem S.B.: Protective Effect of Nigella sativa (Black Caraway) oil on Oral Dichlorvos Induced Haematological, Renal and NonSpecific Immune System Toxicity in Wistar rats. Iranian Journal of Toxicology. Official Journal of Arak University of Medical Sciences and Iranian Society of Toxicology, (Letter of Acceptance dated 13/06/2017). ijt.ir
  24. Ajao M.S., Imam A., Akinola O.B. (2014): Chapter 14: Neuroanatomy. In Anatomy Handbook and Course Guide Akinola O.B. and Ajao M.S. (ed.) 140-156. Published by The Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Ilorin.

MAJOR CONFERENCES ATTENDED WITH PAPER READ (Starting with latest)

  1. IMAM, A. (2017): Dichlorvos induced AChEI in discrete brain regions : Prophylactic efficacy of Nigella sativa oil. The Biannual Conference of Society of Neuroscientist in Africa (SONA), in Entebbe, Uganda.
  2. IMAM, A. (2015): Black seed oil ameliorated scopolamine-induced memory dysfunction and cortico-hippocampal neural alterations in male Wistar rats. The 13th Annual conference of the Neuroscience Society of Nigeria (NSN), at Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.
  3. IMAM, A. (2015): Cannabis Induced Moto-Cognitive Dysfunctions in Wistar Rats: Ameliorative efficacy of Nigella sativa.The 3rd International Conference of the U6 Consortium, at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
  4. IMAM, A. (2015): Behavioural phenotyping of Cannabis induced moto-cognitive deficit in Wistar rats. The Biannual Conference of Society Of Neuroscientist in Africa (SONA), in Durban, South Africa.
  5. IMAM, A. (2014): Hippocampal-Dependent Spatial Memory and Histoarchitectural Integrities of The CA regions of Rats Following Administration of Rauwolfia vomitoria and Chlorpromazine. The 12th Annual Conference of Neuroscience Society of Nigeria, (NSN), in the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.
  6. IMAM, A. (2014): Rauwolfia vomitoria and Chlorpromazine: Comparative effects on Oxidative Stress, Metabolic Changes and Histoarchitecture of the Prefrontal Cortices of Rats. The 11th Annual Conference of The Anatomical Society of Nigeria, (ASN), at the University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria.
  7. IMAM, A. (2013): Chlorpromazine and Rauwolfia vomitoria : A neurotoxic comparison in Wistar rats. The 11th Annual Conference of Neuroscience Society of Nigeria, (NSN), at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
  8. IMAM, A. (2013): Effects of paint fumes (VOCs) on the histoarchitecture of the frontal cortex of adult male Wistar rats. The 12th Annual Conference of the Society of Experimental and Clinical Anatomists of Nigeria, (SECAN), at the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.