HOD's Profile: Department of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry




Dr Olufunke Ola-Davies is an Associate Professor of Veterinary Biochemistry in the Environmental Toxicology and Cancer Research Unit and the head of the Department of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry in the University of Ibadan. She obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, Masters degree in Veterinary Parasitology, Masters degree in Biochemistry and a doctoral degree in Biochemistry from University of Ibadan.

Dr Ola-Davies is one of the leading scientists of Toxicology in the University, and in recognition of her active roles in this field, she was honored with the Global Senior Scholar exchange programme award (GSSEP) of the Society of Toxicology, USA in March 2017. Dr Ola-Davies is a recipient of many institutional, national and International awardamongst which are Postgraduate Training Fellowship of the Third World Organization for Women in Science (2002), Norman E Borlaug Fellowship (2008); John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Overseas Training Research Fellowship (USA 2010), IUTOX/AstraZeneca/SOT Endowment Fund award (2014), Biochemical Society Travel Award (2014, 2017), The Physiological Society (UK) Travel award (2015, 2017, 2019), Tertiary Education Trust Fund Award (2014), The World Academy of Science -UNESCO Associateship 2015-2018 etc.

Dr Ola-Davies is a registered Veterinarian and a Consultant to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, University of Ibadan.Her research focus is on environmental toxicology and roles of medicinal plants and antioxidants in mitigating against genotoxicity, reproductive and cardio-renal toxicities of environmental contaminants. She has published several articles in reputable peer reviewed international and local journals

Dr Olufunke Ola-Davies is a Norman Borlaug Fellow (USA), Fellow of the College of Veterinary Surgeon, Nigeria (FCVSN), Fellow of Institute of Industrial Administration (FIIA), examiner in universities within and outside Africa,  a reviewer to many local and International peer reviwed journals and  a member of many Learned Societies amongst which are Society of Toxicology , USA, Physiological Society UK, Biochemical Society, UK, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry ,USA, ASPET and others.

Olufunke Ola-Davies is a visiting professor at a number of institutions including Oregon State University, USA, University of Forte Hare, Alice, South Africa and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim. She is currently an external examiner to some Universities within and outside Nigeria and a member of Senate of the University of Ibadan.