Mrs. Omolara Dorcas POPOOLA


DEPARTMENT: Microbiology

ADDRESS: Department of Microbiology

ACADEMIC RANK:     Assistant Lecturer

PRESENT POSITION:                              Assistant Lecturer

RESEARCH INTEREST: Medical Microbiology, Bacteriology





Omolara Dorcas POPOOLA is a trained microbiologist with bias in Medical Microbiology (Bacteriology). She is currently a Ph.D student in the Department where she lectures and her research focuses on the molecular characterization of ESBL genes and their alleles. Popoola is interested in molecular typing of antibiotic resistant bacteria using SDS-PAGE and other microsatellite markers. Her latest work encompasses understanding the epidemiology of ESBL genes and their alleles, metagenomic analysis of ESBL producing organisms as well as the characterization of mutational changes in both ESBL producing and non ESBL producing organisms. Of particular importance to Popoola now is searching for the molecular explanation behind the production and non production of ESBL genes.

Academic Qualifications/Institutions Attended with Date:

Diploma Computer Techniques and Application – 2003

Sc (Hons) Microbiology Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye) –2008

Sc Medical Microbiology, Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka) – 2014

Microbiology, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye) –  Ongoing

Institutions Attended with Date:

Olabisi Onabanjo University 2003– 2008

Nnamdi Azikwe University 2010– 2014

Olabisi Onabanjo University 2015–


Member: American Society of Microbiology 2017 to Date

Member: Nigerian Society for Microbiology

Awards and Distinctions:

Award of Excellence on Waste to Wealth Study led by Adetola in recognition of continuing Excellence in Innovation by Directorate of General and Entrepreneurial Studies, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye.


 Courses Taught Within the Current Academic Session

Course code               Course Title                                   Unit(s)

MCB 201                Introductory Microbiology                    (3 units)

MCB 203                Introductory virology                           (2 units)

MCB 206                 Basic Techniques in Microbiology       (3 units)

MCB 303                 Immunology and Immunochemistry     (3 units)

MCB 390                Industrial Field Experience and Training   (3units)

MCB 401                Seminar Topics in Microbiology            (2unit)

MCB 490                Research Projects in Microbiology        (6 units)


(i)   Theses/Dissertation

Popoola, O.D (2008). The Antibacterial Effect of Modified Starch on Microorganisms. A project submitted to the Department of Microbiology, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, Nigeria.

Popoola, O.D (2014). Prevalence and intensity of urinary tract infections/Schistosomiasis among school children in Ijebu North Local Government Area. A thesis submitted to the Department of Applied Microbiology and Brewing, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Anambra State, Nigeria.

 Popoola, O.D. Molecular characterization of Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamases and their genes in bacteria isolated from Periplaneta americana (Cockroaches). Ongoing Ph.D research work.

(ii) Journal Articles:

Thomas, B.T., Effedua, H.I., Popoola, O.D. and Oluwadun, A. (2012). Growth and Survival of Gastroenteritis Pathogens in Dried Cassava Powder (Garri). New York Science Journal. 5(2):9-14.

Thomas, B.T., Agu, G.C., Makanjuola, S.O. and Popoola O.D. (2014). Genome shuffling of Lactobacillus fermentum for improved production of lactic acid. American Journal of Research Communication. 2(1): 245-250.

Thomas, B.T., Soladoye,  M.O., Adegboyega, T.T., Agu, G.C. and Popoola, O.D. (2015). Antibacterial and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Anacardium occidentale Leaves and Bark Extracts. Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Science. 23(1): 1-6.

Thomas, B.T., Popoola, O.D., Adebayo, O.O. and Folorunso, J.B. (2015). The Role of Cytotaxonomy in Fungal Classification. International Journal of Microbiological Research. 6 (1): 61-62.

Thomas, B.T., Onwu, N., Kolawole, R.M., Makanjuola, S.O., Davies, A. and Popoola, O.D. (2015). Does MenafriVac® Triggers Adverse Reaction Following Immunization?  Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research. 23 (3): 387-393.

Thomas, B.T., Olanrewaju-Kehinde, D.S.K., James, E.S., Davies, A., Omolade, O.A.  and Popoola, O.D. (2016). Conjugal Transfer of Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Biomedicine and Nursing. 2(1): 4-7.

Adetola,O.B, Adedeji I.A and  Popoola O.D (2017): System Theory Analysis of Ebola Virus Disease and Nursing needs in the West-African Sub-Region, International Journal of Health Care Management, Vol. 10 Issue 4, pg 1-7 ISSN: 2047-9700 (Print) 2047-9719 (Online) Taylor and Francis, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire UK

Thomas B.T, Ogunkanmi L.A, Iwalokun B.A and  Popoola O.D (2017).Genetic diversity of ochratoxigenic Aspergillus Section Nigri, Using RAPD And VCG Techniques. African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology , 18(4):205-209.

(iii)  Published Conference Proceedings:

Popoola, O.D., Thomas, B.T., Agu, G.C., Anyamene, C.O. (2017). Presence of efflux pump mediated antibiotic resistance in Gram negative in Gram negative Bacteria isolated from primary school pupils in Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria. Being a paper presented at the 1st  International Conference of  Faculty of Science, Pg 14 of  book of

Thomas, B.T., Ogunkanmi, A., Iwalokun,  B.A. and   Popoola, O.D. (2017). Quelling  of  Ochratoxin A using RNA interference technology. Being a paper presented  at the 1st  International Conference of  Faculty of  Science, Pg 12 of  book of abstract.

(iv)           Manuscripts Submitted for Publication

 Popoola, O.D., Agu, G.C., Anyamene, C.O. and Thomas, B.T. (2017). Chemical Urine Findings in Asymptomatic Primary School Pupils with Significant Bacteriuria in Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria. Annals  of  Health Research (In press)

Popoola, O.D., Thomas, B.T., Agu, G.C. and Anyamene, C.O. (2017). Presence of efflux pump mediated antibiotic resistance in Gram negative in Gram negative Bacteria isolated from primary school pupils in Ago Iwoye. African Journal of science and nature (In press)