Prof James Olukayode OLOPADE

Name:  Prof James Olukayode OLOPADE
Tel:        08023860829
         (a) University of Ibadan, Nigeria      1986 –1992 (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)                 
         (b) University of Ibadan, Nigeria      2000 –2003 (M.Sc. Veterinary Anatomy)                   
         (c) University of Ibadan, Nigeria      2003 –2006 (PhD Veterinary Anatomy)
        (d) College of Veterinary Surgeons of Nigeria 2014 (Fellowship, Medicine discipline)
Comparative Craniofacial Anatomy and Neuroscience


(a)    Best Lecturer (Pre-Clinical) Faculty of Veterinary Medicine- Given by Association of Veterinary Medical Students, University of Ibadan, Ibadan. Nigeria, 2000, 2012
(b)    Alumni Marine Biology Laboratory Neurobiology Course, Woodshole, USA, 2007.
(c)    Copyright for the discovery of a depression in the skull of Goats in Nigeria to be called “Caudofrontal Depression of Olopade”. Nigerian Copyright Commission No. CN/L/0056. 2007
(d)   University of Ibadan Postgraduate School award for publications from PhD thesis, 2007 and 2008.
(e)    IBRO Research Fellowship, 2008
(f)    MacArthur Overseas Trainings Grant, University of Ibadan, 2009
(g)    Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, 2010


(a)          University Senate Research Grant for the Study of Vanadium Neurotoxicity Amongst Goats in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, 2006.
(b)    Committee for Aid for Education in Neuroscience of ISN (International Society of Neurochemistry) grant. The Ameliorating Effects of Some Natural Plants on Vanadium Toxicity in the Brain of Rats, 2009.
(c)           Alexander von Humboldt Return Home Fellowship Grant for Studies on Effect of Vanadium Withdrawal on Brain Development, 2011.
(d)    IBRO Return Home Grant for the Study of Neuroprotective Chelators against Vanadium Toxicity, 2012
(e) The World Academy of Science (TWAS) grant for Postnatal Neurocellular Development of the African Giant Rat, 2013.
(f) University of Ibadan Research Foundation Grant on Development and Characterization of Adult Neural Stem Cell from African Giant Rat, 2014
1. Sub-Dean (Undergraduate), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Ibadan, 2003-2005.
2. Chairman, Experimental Animal Unit and Faculty Ethics Committee, 2010-2011(11)   
 3. Chairman, Senate Committee on Admissions, 2014
4. Editor in Chief Nigerian Vaterinary Journal, 2011-date
4. Head of Department, Veterinary Anatomy, 2014
a)      Peer Reviewed Journal Articles.
1.       Olopade, J.O. Kwari, H.D., Agbase I.O. and Onwuka, S.K. (2005). Morphometric Studies of the Eyeballs of Three Breeds of Goats in Nigeria.International Journal of Morphology, 23(4): 377-380.
2.Olopade, J.O., Onwuka, S.K., Kwari, H.D., Abubakar, U.A., Shawulu, J.C and   Balogun, B.A. (2006). Bilateral Opening in the Nasal bones of goat in Nigeria Brazilian Journal of Morphological Science, 24(1),51-61.
3.Shawulu, J.C., Kwari, H.D., Olopade, J.O., and Chibuzo, G.A (2008). The Effects of Different Ecotypes on the Craniofacial Anatomy of the Sahel Goat. Tropical Veterinarian 26:(3&4) 9-14.
4.Olopade, J.O., and Onwuka, S.K (2008). A Craniometric analysis of the skull of red sokoto (Maradi) goat (Capra hircus). European Journal of Anatomy.12(1): 57-62.
5.Olude M.A., Olopade J.O and Mustapha, O.A (2009). Macro-anatomical investigations of the skeletons of the African giant rat (Cricetomys gambianus Waterhouse): Pelvic limb European Journal of Anatomy. 13(3): 127-131.
6.Olude M.A., Olopade, J.O., Fatola,I.O., and Onwuka, S.K (2009). Some aspects of the neurocraniometry of the African giant rat (Cricetomys gambianus Waterhouse):  Folia Morphologica68(4) 224-227.
7.Olude, J.O and Olopade, J.O (2010). Morphometric studies of the axial skeleton of the African giant rat (Cricetomys gambianus Waterhouse). Part 1: Skull Typology. Journal of Veterinary Anatomy, 3(2)1 – 12.
8.Olopade, J.O, Ozegbe , P.C., Nssien, M.A., Igado, O.O., Akpan, M.O., Olukole , S.G., Aina,O.O., Onwuka, S.K and Oke, B.O (2010). A rare case of left additional renal artery in a Nigerian goat. Italian Journal of Anatomy and Embryology115: 241-244(Italy).
9.Olopade J.O., Samuel, M. O., Antia, R.E. and Onwuka, S. K (2010).Maxillofacial and Mandibular phenotypes in the skulls of Red Sokoto and Sahel goats in Nigeria: The role of dental abnormalities. Nigerian Veterinary Journal, 31(1) 8-13.
10.   Olopade J.O and Okandeji, M.E (2010). A Study of Some Rostrofacial Indices Related to Regional Anaesthesia of the Porcine: Implications as an Animal Model for Dental Research.Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences. 25 (2)159-164.
11.   Yahaya,A.A., Olopade, J.O., Kwari, H.D (2011). Clinical Implications of Craniometric Indices of One-humped Camel (Camelus dromedaries)to Oral Health and Clinical Regional Anaesthesia of the Head. Journal of Veterinary Anatomy 4(1):19-31.
12.   Yahaya, A., Olopade, J.O., Kwari, H.D and Wiam, I (2011). Osteometry of the kull of onr humped camels: Part I (Immature Animals). Italian Journal of Anatomy and Embryology.117(1)23-33
13.   Yahaya, A., Olopade, J.O., Kwari, H.D and Wiam, I (2011). Investigation of the osteometry of the skull of one humped camels (II): sex dimorphism and geographical variations in adults. Italian Journal of Anatomy and Embryology. 117(1)34-44
14.   Olopade, J.O., Igado, O.O, Azeez, A and Okandeji, M.E (2011) Morphometric studies of the eyeball and orbital region of the Nigerian local pig (Sus scrofa) Tropical Veterinarian  29(1): 34-40
15.   Girgiri, I, Olopade, J.O.,Yahaya, A (2014) Morphometrics Of Foramen Magnum In African Four-Toed Hedgehog (Atelerix Albiventris) Folia Morphologica (In Press)
16.   Olopade, J.O., Owolabi O.R., Aina O.O and Onwuka S.K (2011).The Effect of Alpha Tocopherol on Body Organs of Neonatal Rats Exposed to Vanadium Journal of Applied Science and Environmental Management, 15 (1) 5 – 8.
17.   Todorich, B., Olopade, J.O., Surguladze, N., Zhang, X., Neely, E and Connor, J.R (2011). The mechanism of vanadium-mediated developmental hypomyelination is related to destruction of oligodendrocyte progenitors through a relationship with ferritin and iron. Neurotoxicity Research.19:361–373.
18.   Olopade, J.O., Fatola, I.O and Olopade, F.E (2011).Vertical Administration of Vanadium through Lactation Induces Behavioural and Neuromorphological Changes: Protective Role of Vitamin E. Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences. 26:55-60
19.   Igado OO, Olopade JO, Adesida A, Aina OO, Farombi EO (2012). Morphological and biochemical investigation into the possible neuroprotective effects of kolaviron (Garcinia kola bioflavonoid) on the brains of rats exposed to vanadium. Drug and Chemical Toxicology 26(1): 55-60.
20.   Olude, M.A., Ogunbunmi T.K., Olopade, J.O. And Ihunwo A.O (2014). The Olfactory Bulb Structure Of African Giant Rat (Cricetomys gambianus, Waterhouse 1840) I: Cytoarchitecture. Anatomical Science International 89(4):224-31
21.   Olude, M. A., Olopade, J.O, Ihunwo, A.O (2014) Adult neurogenesis in the African giant rat (Cricetomysgambianus, waterhouse). Metabolic Brain Disease. 29(3):857-66
22.   Mustapha O, Oke B, Offen N, Sirén AL, Olopade J. Neurobehavioral and cytotoxic effects of vanadium during oligodendrocyte maturation: A protective role for erythropoietin. Environ Toxicol Pharmacol 2014 38(1):98-111
23.   Olopade, J.O., Madhankumar, A.B., Das, A, Todorich, B., Liu, X., Slagle-Webb, B., Liang, J.J., Connor, J.R (2009). Vanadium a possible chemotherapeutic agent against astrocytoma: Proceedings of the 100th annual meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research, Denver Colorado April 18-22, 2009, Vol 50 page 1344 .



24.   Olopade, J.O., Kwari, H.D, Onwuka, S.K and Oke, B.O (2006). Discovery of a depression in the skull of Goats in Nigeria to be called “Caudofrontal Depression of Olopade”. Nigerian Copyright Commission No. CN/L/0056.
25.   Olude, M.A and Olopade, J.O (2010). Distal tibial depression to be called Tibial Depression of Olude. Nigerian Copyright Commission No. CN/L/2560.
26.   Olopade, J.O and Onwuka S.K (2010). Bilateral opening in the nasal bones of goats. To be called Longitudinal cleft of Olopade. Nigerian Copyright CommissionNo. CN/L/2561.
27.   Olopade, J.O and Onwuka, S.K (2009). The Craniofacial and Neurometric Anatomy of the Goat. Tropical Veterinarian 27 (4) 1-19.
28.   Aschner M., Levin E.D., Suñol C., Olopade J.O., Helmcke K.J., Avila D.S., Sledge D., Ali R.H., Upchurch L., Donerly S., Linney E., Forsby A., Ponnuru P and Connor J.R (2010) Gene-environment interactions: Neurodegeneration in non-mammals and mammals. Neurotoxicology 31(5) 582-588.
29.   Olopade, J.O and Connor J.R (2011). Vanadium and Neurotoxicity: A Review. Current Topics in Toxicology. 7:33-39.
30.   Olude, M A, Ogunbunmi, T.K and Olopade, J.O (2013). A Review of The Published Anatomical Research On The African Giant Rat (Cricetomys gambianusWaterhouse) Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa 61 (4):617-628.