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Motunrayo Ganiyat Akande

Affiliateship: 2021-2025

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Dr. Motunrayo Ganiyat Akande is an Associate Professor of Veterinary Toxicology in the Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria. Also, she is a Consultant Veterinary Toxicologist at the University of Abuja Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Dr. M.G. Akande obtained a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 2005, and a Master’s Degree in Aquatic Toxicology in 2008 from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden. Her PhD degree in Veterinary Toxicology was earned at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria in 2014.

She has published scientific articles in several peer-reviewed journals and has presented her research endeavours at National and International conferences. Moreover, she has supervised and examined undergraduate and postgraduate students in Pharmacology and Toxicology. Her research interests are pesticide and heavy metal toxicities, oxidative stress and risk assessment, and she reviews for some Toxicology Journals.

Dr. M.G. Akande is a recipient of the Fulbright Junior Scholar Development Award, Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship, Swedish Government Grant for a Master’s Programme, among others. She has served as the Deputy Director of the Academic Planning Unit of the University of Abuja, and as a member of the University of Abuja Senate and numerous committees. Her professional affiliations include Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association, Nigerian Society for Toxicological Sciences, African Society for Toxicological Sciences, American College of Toxicology, Society of Toxicology (USA), and Toxicologists Without Borders Incorporation (USA).