Dr. Aderonke Samuel

I am an Associate professor of Biochemistry and Researcher in the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Lagos, Nigeria. I have a broad background in Biochemistry and I have a long-standing interest in the beneficial and adverse effects of naturally occurring substance in plants and herbal remedies. I am interested in the effects on cancer cells, diabetes, and in cyto- and geno-toxicity of extract of such plants. My research interest include the Genomics of cancers; Reproductive Endocrinology, foetal programming, Nano toxicity, Nanotechnology and the Communicable and NCDs interphase. Being part of a research group within the University both as PI, co- PI, investigator and collaborator, I have been involved in over 10 grants covering different areas of basic science. I am widely published, graduated over 100 undergraduate, 40 MSc and a PhD; and I have been the expert and/ or examiner or Postgraduate representative to about 10 PhD oral examinations. I have contributed nationally as a Board member of Ekiti State Board of Primary Health care, Ekiti State and as member of several committees at the departmental, Faculty and University level where I have been the sub dean the faculty and presently the Deputy Director Academic Planning , University of Lagos, Nigeria


  • Member, American Association for Cancer Research (2016)
  • Field studies of minerals in Nigerian foods in Lagos metropolis (2013 – 2015)
  • Member British Society for Endocrinology (2013)
  • Member, Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (2011)
  • Member, Nigerian Society of Experimental Biology (2009)
  • Member, Lagos University Medical Society (LUMS). (2005)
  • Member, National Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, (NSBMB). (1998)
  • Member, Endocrinology and Metabolism Society of Nigeria (EMSON) (1990 )


  • Titilola A. Samuel, Ayodele O. Morakinyo, Ndifreke Umoh, Oluseun Makinde (2020).Comparative Analysis of Vitamins and Minerals in Commonly Consumed Nigerian Foods/Soups 66-77 Journal of Scientific Research and Development Volume 19 Number 1 ;66-77.
  • Oyelowo Oluwakemi, Awobajo Funmileyi , Samuel Titilola , Sogbesan Teniola , Fayiga Adewale, Mofolorunso Adekunle (2020) Condition factor, heavy metals and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the muscle of fishes in Lagos, Nigeria Aceh Journal of Animal Science 5 (1): 38-46 DOI: 10.13170/ajas.5.1.14995
  • Idowu S. Akande, Ugochukwu D. Omenkuku, Titilola A. Samuel, Kehinde E. Elijah, Daniel A. Gbadero and Adeleye O. Adeshakin (2020).Evaluation of Anti-Rashes and Toxicological Potentials of Faradin ® Herbal Mixture on Nevirapine-Induced Rashes in Albino Rat. Journal of Scientific Research and Development Volume 19 Number 1 30-50.
  • Samuel, TA,Olagunju,O,Nwhator, SO, Adara-Ali, A ,Obadipe, JA and Magbagbeola, OA (2019). An Investigation on the Seminal and Periodontal Bacteria Diversity among Subfertile Males in Lagos. Unilag Journal of Medicine, Science and Technology (UJMST).Vol. 7, No 2:1-17.
  • Oyibo WA,Samuel TA, Onwuachusi LG Oladosu OO Iriemenam NC Salisu M. (2019. C –Reactive Protein as a likely Biomarker for uncomplicated Malaria . Journal of Malaria Research and Phytomedicine vol 3 no1 :8-15Olufunso Awodele , Olugbenga Fajemirokun, Ibrahim Oreagba, Titilola A Samuel, Temidayo D Popoola, Abdul Gafar V. Coulidiaty, Promise M. Emeka (2018) Herbal Medicines Use: Remedies or Risks. West African Journal of Pharmacy 29(2) , 1-18
  • Samuel TA, Ezeasuka S, Olashore HAS, Odukoya OA, Magbagbeola OA (2013). The Effects of Polyherbal Mixture on Liver Biomarker Enzymes and Oxidative Status of Hyperprolactinaemic Adult Wistar Rats. Journal of Basic Medical Sciences, vol 1, Number 1, 27 – 32.

  • Samuel, T.A, Okonkwo, C.L, Ezeazuka, S.K and Ekpoiba, A.J (2013). Endocrinological and metabolic effects of a polyherbal decoction of five Nigerian folkloric herbs on haloperidol induced hyperprolactinemia. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotheraphy. Vol 5(6), 114 – 119.

  •  Samuel T.A., Odesanmi O. Selina, James Ayorinde Babatunde, Tafida Mundi and Olubunmi A. Magbagbeola, (2013). Cytotoxic and Apoptotic Potentials of Ganoderma lucidum and Curculigo pilosa on Human Cervical Adenocarcinoma Cell Line, HeLa. Journal of Biological Sciences, 13: 88-93.

  • Olukemi .A. Odukoya, Magret. O.Sofidiya, Aderonke .T. Samuel, Idayat Ajose, Martha Onalo, and Bola Shuaib (2012) Documentation of wound healing plants in Lagos-Nigeria; inhibition of lipid peroxidation as in-vivo Prognostic Biomarkers of activity. Annals of Biological Research 3(4), 1683-1789.

Career Opportunities

Applications are invited for Masters and Doctoral candidates across Africa who are interested in further studies in Genomics of NCDs at the Center for Genomics of NCDs and Personalized Healthcare. Please send a copy of your CV at cgnph@unilag.edu.ng for further information.

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