Prof. Ben Emikpe

Emikpe Benjamin Obukowho was promoted Professor of diagnostic and toxicological pathology in 2014 as a High flyer in University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Former Chair, Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Professor of Avian pathology and vaccinology, Pan African University of Life and Earth science, Ibadan, Nigeria. Presently, Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (KNUST) Kumasi, Ghana.

His research has been on diagnosis of endemic, emerging and zoonotic diseases affecting livestock, zoo and threatened wildlife. His interest is on pulmonology with intranasal vaccination approaches to control of major pneumonia in domestic animal and the use of phytogenic delivery of Newcastle disease and Infectious bursal disease vaccines in poultry. He has  graduated 18 doctoral students in the diagnosis of endemic and emerging disease, use of vaccine delivery, probiotics and phytobiotics to control caprine, swine, fish and wildlife diseases. Currently, supervising 13 other doctoral students, in wildlife ecotoxicology, use of intranasal probiotics, novel vaccination delivery for PPR, a pneumonic disease of goats in the tropics; respiratory diseases in chicken, major diseases of fish and dogs. I have published extensively and had been plenary speaker in international conferences and workshops on livestock and wildlife disease diagnosis. Associate Editor, Heliyon Biology (Elsevier), Frontiers of Veterinary Science (Experimental and Veterinary Diagnostic pathology section) Deputy Editor in-Chief, African Journal of Biomedical Research (Scopus indexed), Editorial Board Member, Pan African Medical Journal (One Health), Bulletin of Animal Production and Health in Africa, Umudike Journal of Veterinary and Allied Sciences, Consultant Diagnostic Pathologist, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, University of Ibadan. Member, National PPR Eradication Experts, National Accreditation Team for Zoos and Parks; Multidisciplinary Central Laboratory, University of Ibadan. Head, Pangolin Conservation Guild Nigeria Veterinary Team; Governing Council Member, Precious Cornerstone University PCU, Ibadan, Nigeria. External Examiner (Pathology, undergraduate and postgraduate), University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana. Professorial Assessor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria, I have won some notable individual and lnternational grants which include The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation USA, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, USDA- APHIS USA, DAAD (German-West African Centre for Global Health and Pandemic Prevention (G-WAC), AU-IBAR, AAU-ECOWAS, Murray Fowler International Conference Scholarship, Universiti Putra Malaysia Research Grant Scheme (RUGS) Malaysia, and University of Ibadan Senate Research grants