Curriculum Vitae




DVM, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Lecturer I
Research Interest
Isolation and molecular diagnosis and characterization of Orthomyxoviruses and Paramyxoviruses
Molecular diagnosis of viral diseases


Contact address


Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology,




Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,




Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,




University of Ibadan,




Oyo State, Nigeria.




Tel: 234 8076603867
Comfort O Aiki-Raji


Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Ibadan
+234 8076603867




·        Ph.D. Virology – 2011 University of Ibadan
·        Master of Science, (M.Sc.) Virology, 1999 University of Ibadan
·        Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) 1994, University of Ibadan
·        Certificate in Cellular Immunology, 1998, University of Ibadan


Professional Experience




Lecturer, 2000 to date


Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Ibadan. Duties include teaching Immunology, Mycology and Virology and rendering diagnostic services to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, University of Ibadan.


Veterinary Officer, 1994-1995


Mokola Veterinary Clinic, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
National Youth Service.


Honours and Awards


·        Fellow, Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) International, ImperialCollege, London, U.K.
·        MacArthur Foundation Staff Development Grant Award (2003), University of Ibadan.
·        Research Scholarship, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA, 2006.




Membership of Learned Societies


Member, Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association of Nigeria (NVMA
Registered Veterinary Surgeon (VCN Registration Number 2457)


   Dissertation and Thesis


·       Genetics and pathogenicity of three H5N1 avian influenza a virus isolates of chicken in southwestern Nigeria ( Ph. D. Thesis))
·       Comparative study of the use of Enzyme Linked Immuno–Sorbent Assay and Heamaggulutionation Inhibition test in the diagnosis of measles infection. 1999 (M.Sc project)
·       Swollen wattles in chickens: A case study (1994) (D.V.M. Project)








Aiki-Raji, C.O., Oluwayelu, D.O. and Adeyefa, C.A.O. (2012) . The Decay Pattern of Maternally Derived Antibody to Infectious Bursa Disease Virus in Cockerel Chicks. Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Experimental Biology.
Adeyefa, McCauley, Aiki-Raji,Oladele an Ockiya (2011). Nucleotide and Amino acid changes map to Functinal Domains on the Haemagglutinin of A/equine/Ibadan/4/91 (H3N8) influenza virus. African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol 14, No 2:117-123 
Daniel Oladimeji Oluwayelu, Comfort Oluladun Aiki-Raji, Che Neba, Olumuyiwa Ahmadu (2011) Prevalence of Avian Origin H5 and H7 Influenza Virus Antibodies in Dogs in Ibadan and Sagamu, Southwestern Nigeria. African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol 14, No 1 
Aiki-Raji, C. O., Aguilar, P. V., Kwon Y., Goetz, S., Suarez D. L., Jethra A. I., Oyekanmi N., Adeyefa C. A. O., Adu F. D., Swayne, D., and Basler C. F. (2008). Phylogenetics and Pathogenesis of Early Avian Influenza Viruses (H5N1), Nigeria.Emerging Infectious Diseases Vol. 14 No 11:1753-1755
Olayemi, F.O; Fagbohun, O.A; Aiki-Raji, C.O; Oluwayelu, D.O; Roberts, O.O; Emikpe, B.O. (2006) Haematology of the African Fruit Bat (Eidolon helvum). Trop. Vet. Vol: 24: 81-84
Aiki-Raji, C.O; Oyedele O.I; Ayoade G.O.; Fagbohun O.A.; Oderinu T.A. (2004). Detection of haemagglutination Inhibition antibodies against human H1N1 strains of influenza A viruses in swine in Ibadan, Nigeria. Afr. J. of Clin. And Expt. Microbiology Vol 5, (3)
Fagbohun, O.A ; Taiwo, V.O; Owoade A.A; Odaibo, G.N; Oluwayelu, D.O;Aiki-Raji, C.O; Olaleye, D.O. (2003). Total Serum Complement in Chickens Experimentally infected with infectious Bursal Diseases virus with or without previous vaccination. . Nig. Vet. Journal. 24 (3): 4-9
Aiki – Raji, C.O; Oladele, O.A; Adene, D.F. (2003). Swollen Wattles   in Chickens: A case study. Nigerian veterinary Journal. Vol. 24(3), 19-22. 79.
Adeyemo, O.K; Ayodeji I.O; Aiki-Raji, C.O. (2002). The water and the sanitary conditions in a major abattoir (Bodija) in Ibadan .Afr. J. of Biomed. Res.  Vol 5: 51 – 55.