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Dr. Thomas Benjamin Thoha

Lecturer II  (234) 8064011412


Benjamin Thoha THOMAS is a self motivated and methodical researcher who major in molecular biology, microbial genetics and bioinformatics. His major trust is in post transcriptional gene silencing, bioinformatic analysis of putative transcriptional factors controlling gene expression, phylogeny construction and reconstruction as well as understanding the genetic diversity of ochratoxigenic fungi using different molecular markers. Thomas has received tremendous training in cytotaxonomy, current trends in genetics, molecular systematics, bioinformatics, microbial genomics and proteomics, RAPD, SDS-PAGE and interpretation of sequenced data to address public health problems. He has also conducted (with other researchers) researches pertaining to the understanding of the molecular mechanism of antibiotic resistance and plasmid mediated resistance. His latest work is on the metagenomic analysis of ochratoxigenic fungi isolated from processed Manihot esculenta (Cassava flakes). Thomas as he is fondly called had his first and second degree in General and Medical Microbiology from Olabisi Onabanjo University and thereafter obtained his Ph.D. in Cell Biology and Genetics (Molecular) from University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria.


Course(s) Taught

Microbial Genetics, Immunology and Immunochemistry, Medical Virology, Cell and Molecular Biology, History and Philosophy of Science, Genetics I, Genetics II