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Dr. Folarin Ojo Owagboriaye

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Dr. Folarin Ojo Owagboriaye is at present, a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Zoology and Environmental Biology, Faculty of Science, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria. In 2009, he was awarded B.Sc. Applied Zoology with First Class Honours from the Department of Plant Science and Applied Zoology, Faculty of Science, Olabisi Onabanjo University. He was also awarded M.Sc and Ph.D Animal Ecophysiology in 2014 and 2018 respectively from the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Nigeria.  He has won several awards and been a member of some professional bodies. He has been serving as reviewer too ( His research focuses on ecophysiology, ecotoxicology and molecular toxicology which investigates the impacts of environmental xenobiotics (with a special focus on glyphosate-based herbicides and gasoline fumes) on animals as well as their responses (molecular, biochemical, behavioural) to both normal and abnormal environments. His research has demonstrated several health hazards associated with inhalation exposure to gasoline fumes and glyphosate-based herbicide in animals. He is currently working on the mechanisms of toxicities of gasoline fumes and glyphosate-based herbicides in animals using omic technology. He is also, at present, investigating the Impact of glyphosate-based herbicides on non-target soil invertebrates (including earthworm) with great ecological and agricultural significance as well as its implications.


  • Award of best platform presenter at the 16th International Conference of Nigerian Society for Experimental Biology (NISEB), Calaba Nigeria. 2016
  • Faculty of Science best graduating student Award 2008
  • Department of Plant Science and Applied Zoology best graduating student Award 2008
  • D.B Oguntuga Memorial Scholarship Prize Award of NGN5000.00t as the best all-round student in the penultimate year of the course offered in the Faculty of Science  2008
  • Egbe Mafowoku Ijebu Scholarship Scheme Prize of NGN25,000.00 as the best final year student in Faculty of Science. 2008
  • Dipo Dina Scholarship Prize Award of NGN10,000.00 as the brilliant and hard working student from 200 Level and above. 2008
  • Professor Afolabi Soyode Prize Award of NGN1,000.00 as the best graduating student in Faculty of Science 2008
  • Council Scholarship/Bursary Award of NGN3.9 000000.00 as Merit to brilliant student in Faculty of Science. 2008
  • Needs assessment special presidential intervention research sponsorship and tertiary education trust fund of 1.5 million naira 2017

Course(s) Taught

      • Introductory Ecology
      • General Physiology
      • Comparative Animal physiology
      • Animal Ecology


      • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Zoology (Animal Physiology), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Nigeria 2018
      • Master of Science (M.Sc.) Zoology (Animal Physiology), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Nigeria 2014
      • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Zoology, First Class. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye. Ogun State Nigeria. 2009
      • Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination. Ahmadiyya Grammar School,  Owo, Ondo State. Nigeria 2002

Membership of Academic & Professional Bodies


Owagboriaye, F.O., Dedeke, G.A., Bamidele, J.A., Bankole, A.E., Aladesida, A.A.,  Feyisola, R.T., Adeleke, M.T. and Adekunle, O.N.. ((2020). Wormcasts produced by three earthworm species (Alma millsoni, Eudrilus eugeniae and Libyodrilus violaceus) exposed to a glyphosate-based herbicide reduce growth, fruit yield and quality of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum). Chemosphere. 250, 126270

Owagboriaye, F.O., Dedeke, G.A., Bamidele, J.A., Aladesida, A.A., Isibor, P., Feyisola, R.T.  and Adeleke,  M.T. (2020).  Biochemical response and Vermiremediation assessment of three earthworm species (Alma millsoni, Eudriluseugeniae and Libyodrilus violaceus) in soil
contaminated with a Glyphosate-based herbicide. Ecological Indicators. 108: 1056-1078.

Ashidi, J.S, Owagboriaye, F.O, Yaya, F.B., Payne, D.E., Lawal, O.I., Owa, S.O. (2019). Assessment of reproductive function in male albino rat fed dietary meal supplemented with Mucuna pruriens seed powder. Helyon, 5, e02716

Owagboriaye, F.O., Dedeke, G.A., Ademolu, K.O., Olujimi, O.O., Aladesida, A.A. and Adeleke, M.T. (2019). Comparative studies on endogenic stress hormones, antioxidant, biochemical and haematological status of metabolic disturbance in albino rat exposed to roundup herbicide and its active ingredient glyphosate. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 26: 14502-14512.

Isibor P. O., Dedeke G. A., Owagboriaye F. O., Isibor J. O., Oluowo E. F., Adagunodo, T.A.  and Akinduti, P. A. (2018). Impacts of Aflatoxin B1 on cultivated Palaemonid shrimps. 8th International Biotechnology Conference, Exhibition and  Workshop. IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science 210: 012012. https://doi:10.1088/1755-1315/210/1/012012

Dedeke, G.A ., Owagboriaye, F.O. , Ademolu, K.O., Olujimi, O.O. and Aladesida A.A (2018). Comparative Assessment on Mechanism Underlying Renal Toxicity of Commercial Formulation of Roundup Herbicide and Glyphosate Alone in Male Albino Rat. International Journal of Toxicology. 37 (4): 285-295. https://doi:10.1177/1091581818779553

Owagboriaye, F.O., Dedeke, G.A.,  Ashidi, J.S., Aladesida, A.A. and Olooto W.E. (2018).  Effect of gasoline fumes on reproductive function in male albino rats. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25: 4309-4319.

Owagboriaye, F.O., Dedeke, G.A., Aladesida, A.A.,  J.A. Bamidele, J.A. and Olooto, W.E. (2018). Assessment of the effect of gasoline fume on stress hormones, antioxidant status and lipid peroxidation in albino rat. Journal of King Saud University – Science 30: 393-399.

Owagboriaye, F.O., Dedeke, G.A.,  Ashidi, J.S., Aladesida, A.A. and Olooto W.E (2017). Hepatotoxicity and genotoxicity of gasoline fumes in albino rats. Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Appllied .Sciences 6: 253-259.

Owagboriaye, F.O., Dedeke, G.A., Ademolu, K.O., Olujimi, O.O., Ashidi, J.S. and Aladesida  A.A. (2017). Reproductive toxicity of Roundup herbicide exposure in male albino rat. Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology 69: 461-468