Editorial Team

Prof. Samuel B. Olaleye, B.Sc M.Sc, Ph.D (Ibadan) Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan. Ibadan, Nigeria

Editor-in Chief

Samuel Babafemi Olaleye, a Professor of Physiology, holds B Sc (Hons), M.SC and Ph.D Degrees in Physiology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria’s premier University. He had teaching and research experience at the Universities of Maiduguri (1992 – 1995), Ilorin (1995 – 1996) and Ibadan where he is presently a Professor of Physiology. He was McArthur postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Hong Kong. A former Secretary General and Deputy Editor of the Physiological Society of Nigeria, Prof Olaleye was Sub-Dean (Postgraduate) and currently the Dean, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences. He was unanimously elected Editor-in-Chief, Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences in September 2019.

The major forte of Prof. Olaleye’s research activities has been in the area of dietary and environmental factors in gastrointestinal inflammation and secretion. He is exploring the roles of diets, natural products and environmental toxicants such as lead, cadmium, chromium, arsenite and Vanadium in pathogenesis of ulcers in the gastrointestinal tract. He has also worked on the relationship between the thyroid gland and adrenergic receptor responses in the gastrointestinal tract. Through these research efforts, it has been observed that beta adrenergic receptor functions in the gut are reduced in hypothyroid conditions. His current research centers on the role of trace elements in gastrointestinal tract function as well as the efficacy of natural products in pain and ulcer treatments.

Associate Editors

Prof. Bolanle Iranloye (Associate Editor)
Department of Physiology, University of Lagos. Lagos, Nigeria
Prof. B. Victor Owoyele (Associate Editor)
Department of Physiology, University of Ilorin. Ilorin, Nigeria

Professor Bamidele Victor Owoyele had his M.Sc. (physiology) at the University of Ibadan and his Ph.D. Physiology (Neuroscience) at the University of Ilorin. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Nerve Unit, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Visiting Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (2018-2019). He is currently the Head of the Department of Physiology at the University of Ilorin. A Society Representative for The Physiological Society, United Kingdom. He is also the treasurer for the Neuroscience Society of Nigeria (NSN), The West African Representative for the Society for Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA), as well as an elected member of the African Regional Committee (ARC) of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO).

Professor Owoyele’s research focus is on sensory and cognitive neuroscience where pain perception is investigated in human subjects under varying environmental, occupational, and pathological conditions. He creates rodent models of nociception for studies using dietary and phytochemical interventions. He is also involved in rodent models of neuroinflammatory diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases and the usefulness of interventions with dietary nutrients/trace elements in these models.

Prof Daniel Owu (Associate Editor)
Department of Physiology, University of Calabar

Professor Daniel U. Owu is a Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology at the University of Calabar, Calabar Nigeria. He holds his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Hons.), Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctorate degrees in Physiology from the University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria. He is a Commonwealth Scholarship Fellow where he attended University College London in 2007-2008. He has over two decades of teaching and research experience in cardiovascular physiology, blood and gastrointestinal tract physiology. He has published over sixty refereed journal articles and a chapter in a book. In the course of his research, he has collaborated with some scientist at The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica and University College, London.

He serves as a member of editorial boards of scientific journals and as a reviewer for over 10 international scientific journals. He is a member of scientific professional societies such as Nigerian Physiological Society. His strong academic reputation is evidenced by the numerous scholarships and awards he has received. He has several postgraduate scholars working under his supervision

Prof. Vincent Igbokwe (Associate Editor)
Department of Physiology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus, Anambra State, Nigeria

Prof. Igbokwe Ugochukwu Vincent was born in Ibadan, Oyo State to Nigerian parents both from Abia State, Nigeria. After leaving Federal Government College Odogbolu, Ogun State in 1981, He proceeded to the University of Ibadan where he bagged B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in Human Physiology in 1985 and 1990 respectively. His Ph.D degree in the same field was from the University of Benin in 2003. He had teaching and research experiences at the Usmanu Danfodiyyo University, Sokoto and Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, where he is a Professor of Physiology.

Prof Igbokwe’s research interest includes: changes in peripheral and central processing of osmosensory signals that mediate thirst in humans following exercise; Physiological roles of endogenous quabain; possible use of Na+ – K+ – ATPase in the intervention against malaria spread by anopheles mosquitoes. His current research is focussed on the roles of the Na+ – K+ – ATPase during changes in diet and exercise, particularly in salt loaded animals and in animals with increased glucose concentration (i.e hypertensive and diabetic animals).

Prof. Lawrence Olatunji (Associate Editor)
Department of Physiology, University of Ilorin. Ilorin, Nigeria
Prof. Rabbiu AbduSSALAM Magaji (Associate Editor)
Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria

Prof. Rabiu AbduSSALAM Magaji, an indigene of Kano State, has a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Human Physiology all from Ahmadu Bello University in 2000, 2006 and 2009 respectively. He also holds a Master in Disaster Risk Management (MDRMS – ABU, 2012) as well as a Postdoctoral Training at the Institute of Neuroscience, University of Miguel Hernandez, Alicante Spain (2011).

Prof Magaji’s research focuses on Neurobehavior (learning and memory, anxiety, depression and pain). He is a reviewer and associate editor to about fifteen (15) reputable Journals at local and international level.

Assistant Editors

Dr. Samuel A. Onasanwo
University of Ibadan
Dr. Abayomi Ige
University of Ibadan
Dr. O.A. Morakinyo
University of Lagos
Dr. S. Olasupo Adeniyi
Benue State University
Dr. Simuat Elias
Lagos State Universty, Ikeja
Dr Kazeem A. Ajeigbe
Igbinedion State University

Production Manager

Dr. Sheu T Shittu
University of Ibadan

Editorial Advisory Board

Prof David D. OyebolaProf. A.B. EbeigbeProf Eme E. OsimProf. A.R.A. Alada
Prof. L.F.O. ObikaProf. A. ChuemereProf. S.I. JajaProf. A.B. Antai
Prof. A.D. IghorojeProf A.C. UgwuProf. Ibiyemi Olatunji-BelloProf C.N. Anigbogu
Prof. Frank B. MojiminiyiProf. Kolawole Prof. DapperProf. Aliyu Mohammed

Corresponding Editors

C.H. Cho (Hong Kong)B. Clinton Webb- Michigan, U.S.AJ.H. Wyllie – Aberdeen, U.K
G. Burnstock – London, U.KB.Lynn- London, U.KM.O. Makinde- Venda, South Africa
P. Moss- Nova Scotia, CanadaH.L. Reid- Kingston, JamaicaSheila jennett- Glasgow, U.K
J. Oyewole – Durban, South AfricaJ.R. Fozard- Bassel, SwitzerlandK. Nagata – Akita, Japan
N.N. Orie – London, U.K