NAS Induction New Follows

As part of its mandate as the foremost independent scientific body in Nigeria, the NAS inducted its 2021 cycle of new Fellows on May 20th 2021. The inducted Fellows, distinguished scientists in various fields, had been elected earlier in the year at the 2021 Annual General Meeting that held in January through a highly competitive process.

The induction ceremony was preceded by a ‘Public Lecture’ on “Science, Medicine and the Society: The Three Intricate Nexus in Development of Therapeutic Signature” delivered by Professor Olatunde Farombi FAS. He pointed out that medicinal plants and herbs played key roles in the maintenance of health and management of chronic diseases. For example, he said new therapeutic signatures from Garcinia kola (Bitter kola) such as Kolaviron may qualify as multitargeted agents for chemoprevention of chronic diseases.

He emphasized the need for the NAS and other academies to work hand-in-hand to promote and project translational research for the benefit of the society.

The newly inducted Fellows are:

Professor Bolanle Adeniyi FAS

Specialization: Pharmaceutical Microbiology


Professor Emmanuel Ameh FAS

Specialization: Pediatric Surgery


Professor Olukayode Amund FAS

Specialization: Petroleum Microbiology


Professor Olusegun Ayo FAS

Specialization: Veterinary Physiology


Professor Adekunle Bakare FAS

Specialization: Genetics, Cell &Molecular Toxicology


Professor Charles Igwe FAS

Specialization: Soil Conservation/Soil Physics.


Professor James Ogbonna FAS

Specialization: Fermentation Technology/Bioprocess Engineering


Professor Benjamin Uzochukwu FAS

Specialization: Public Health& Community Medicine


Professor Musa Toyin Yakubu FAS

Specialization: Medicinal Plant Biochemistry/Biochemical Toxicology

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