HOD's Profile : Department of Veterinary Physiology Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Funsho O. Olayemi, Ph.D, is a Professor of Physiology and the Head of the Department of Veterinary Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. He graduated with the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the University of Ibadan in 1990 and obtained his M.Sc. in Veterinary Physiology in 1999. He then obtained his Ph.D in Physiology from the Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan in 2007.
Professor Olayemi joined the University of Ibadan as a Lecturer Grade II in 1994 and rose to become a Professor in 2010. He currently teaches courses in Reproductive Physiology, Gastroenterology and Neurophysiology to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He is currently supervising many postgraduate research projects in physiology. He has at various times been a visiting lecturer to the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta and Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye. He has also served as External Examiner in Physiology to some institutions in Nigeria.
Professor Olayemi is a registered veterinarian and a Consultant to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, University of Ibadan. He is a member of many learned societies including College of Veterinary Surgeons Nigeria (MCVSN), Physiological Society of Nigeria, Society of Medicinal Plants and Society of Toxicology. His research interests include comparative haematology and reproductive toxicity induced by indigenous medicinal plants. He has over fifty published articles and has presented his research findings at numerous local and international conferences. He is happily married with children.