AKUNNA Godson Gabriel

Name: AKUNNA, Godson Gabriel

Job title: Assistant Lecturer

Email Address: gabrielgodson@yahoo.com

Phone Number: 08038619526

BIOGRAPHY

AKUNNA Gabriel Godson is an assistant lecturer in the department of Anatomy, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences. He worked as a research assistant and a tutor prosector in the College of Medicine, Lagos State University, Ikeja, Lagos where he studied for his Master’s degree and graduated as the best student in his class with a CGPA of 4.26 from a 5-point scale. He has a sustained track record of published scientificfindings in revered journals with high impact factor. He has demonstrated standards of excellence and a growing reputation in his research area of reproductive and developmental Anatomy. A significant portion of his research is primarily devoted tofertility, anti-fertility and anti-diabetic potentials of various medicinal plants, toxicological implications of commonly used products, mechanism pathway of varicocele-induced male infertility and the role of free radicals in male infertility.His studies on allethrin-based insecticides provided an excellent animal model for the study of male infertility. Three dimensional deductions in some of his reports provided the first quantitative evidences in animal models. He is currently under the mentorship of senior colleagues both within and outside the University community. He is presently teaching gross anatomy, Histology and Embryology to medical science students while studying for his doctorate degree in the University of Nigeria, Enugu State.

 

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTEREST

Gross Anatomy, Histology and Embryology

Reproductive Biology

Developmental Biology.

Stereology

Cell Biology and Genetics

Cancer Biology

Anatomical techniques and Biomechanics

Medical education

 

PUBLICATIONS

Akunna, G.G., Saalu, L.C., Ogunmodede, O.S.,Ogunlade, B., Bello, A J., Adefolaju, G.A. “Effect of two Nigerian made perfumes on the liver of adult Wister rat”. Journal of Medical Sciences, 2011; 10.3923.

 

Saalu, L.C.; Ogunlade, B.; Ajayi, G.O.; Oyewopo, A.O. Akunna, G.G. Ogunmodede, O.S.The hepato-protective potentials of MoringaoleiferaLeaf Extract On Alcohol-Induced Hepato-toxicity in Wistar Rat”.American journal biotechnology and molecular sciences, 2012, 2 (1): 6-14.

 

Ogunlade, B., Akunna G.G, Fatoba O.O., Ayeni, O.J., Adegoke, A.A., Adelakun, SA.  Aqueous Extract of Vernoniaamygdalina Protects Against Alcohol-Induced Hepatotoxicity in Wistar Rats”.

World Journal of Young Researchers, 2012; 2 (5):70-7.

 

Ogunlade, B, Chia L Saalu,Ogunmodede, O.S, Akunna G.G, A.O Adeeyo and G.O Ajayi. “The Salutary Role of Allium cepa Extract on the Liver Histology, Liver Oxidative Status and Liver Marker Enzymes of Rabbits Submitted to Alcohol-induced Toxicity”.American Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2(2) 67-81, 2012.

 

Akunna, G.G, Chia, L.S , Oluwaseyi, S.O, Babatunde O., Ayomide J.B.“Aqueous Extract of Date Fruit (Phoenix Dactylifera) Protects Testis against Atrazine-induced Toxicity in Rat”. World Journal of Life Sciences and Medical Research,2012; 2(2):100.

 

Saalu, L. C., Oyewopo, A. O. Enye, L. A., Ogunlade, B., Akunna, G.G., Bello, J. and Ogunmodede, O. S.The hepato-rejuvinative and hepato-toxic capabilities of Citrus paradisiMacfad fruit juice in RattusNorvegicus”. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Vol. 6(14), pp. 1056 - 1063, 15 April, 2012.

 

Akunna, G.G,Oluwaseyi, S.O., Chia L.S., Babatunde O., Godson, G.A, Ayomide, J.B. “Laurusnobilis Extract Preserves Testicular Functions in Cryptorchid Rat”. World Journal of Life Sciences and Medical Research, 2012; 2(2):91.

 

Ogunmodede, O.S, Chia L.S, Ogunlade, B, Akunna, G.G., A.O Oyewopo A.O. “An Evaluation of the Hypoglycemic, Antioxidant and Hepatoprotective Potentials of Onion (Allium cepa L.) onAlloxan-induced Diabetic Rabbits”. International Journal of Pharmacology, ISSN 1811-7775/DOI: 10.3923/ijp 2012.

 

Akunna, G.G., Saalu, L.C, Ogunmodede, O.S, Ogunlade, B, Bello A.J. “Ameliorating effect of Moringaoleifera leaf extract on chromium-induced testicular toxicity in rat”.World Journal of Life Sciences and Medical Research,2012; 2:20-6.

 

Akunna, G.G., Saalu, L.C., Ogunlade, B., Ojewale, A.O., Enye L.A. “Consumption of bay leaf (a food spice) may be a safe and effective treatment for male infertility resulting from partial ligation of the left renal vein in wistar rat: study suggest”.American Journal of Research Communication, 2013, 1(3): 123-142.

 

Akunna G.G., Saalu L.C., Ogunlade B Akingbade A.M.Tackling Infertility with Medicinal Plant: Another Instance”.Global Journal of Medicinal Plant Research, 1(1): 93-105, 2013.

 

Akunna, G.G., Saalu L.C., Ogunlade, B., Ogunmodede, O.S., Akingbade, A.M.Anti-Fertility Role of Allethrin Based-Mosquito Coil on Animal Models”. International Journal of Biology, Pharmacy and Allied Science, 2(2): 192-207, 2013.

 

Akunna, G.G., Saalu, L.C., Ogunlade, B., Ojewale A.O.,Enye L.A., Ogunmodede S. “Experimental diabetes using a new model of induction: Histological and Stereological evaluation of the testis post-administration of Bay Leaf (Laurusnobilis) Extract”.The Global Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, vol. 2(1), pp. 1585-1594, 31 Mar, 2013.

 

Akunna, G.G, Saalu, LC, Ogunlade, B., Ogunmodede, O.S., Akingbade, A.M.Pyrethroid-Based Insecticide Induces Testicular Toxicity via Oxidative Pathway: Study Suggest”.Oriental Journal of Scientific Research, 2:1 2013.

 

Ogunlade, B., Akunna, G.G., Saalu, L.C., Aniah, J.A., Enye, L.A. “Haematological Indices and Splenic Histo-Architecture of Wistar Rat Treated With Aniline: Supplementary Role of MoringaOleiferaLeave Extracts”. International Journal of Biotechnology and Allied Field, 1(3): 136-144, 2013.

 

Ayeni, O.J., Ogunlade, B., Akunna, G.G., Enye, L.A., Alao, A.A.“Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy: Effects on Foetal Parameters, Kidney and Spleen of the Dams”Scholars Journal of Applied Medical Science ISSN 2320-6691, 2013; 1(2):131-137.

 

Ogunlade B., Akunna G.G., Osinubi A. A., Saalu L.C. Aniah J.A., Yama O.E.Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy: Effects on Foetal Parameters Heaematological Indices and the Histomorphology of the Liver of the Dams”.Oriental Journal of Scientific Research, 2:1 2013.

 

Saalu L.C, Akunna G.G., Oyewopo A.O.The Comparison of three experimental rat Varicocele models: Their effects on Histomorphometry, Spermiogram and Oxidative Status”.Journal of Experimental and Clinical Anatomy.

 

Saalu,  L.C, Akunna, G.G., Ogunmodede, O.S “Evidences for Deleterous Role of Free Radicals in Experimental Varicocele Using Animal Model” British Journal of Medicine & Medical Research, 3(4): 1125-1143, 201.

 

Saalu, L.C,Akunna, G.G,Enye, L.A, Akinbgade, B. M. “Pathophysiology of varicocele: Evidences for oxidative stress as a mechanism pathway” European Journal of Anatomy,17 (2): 82-91, 2013.

 

Saalu, L.C, Akunna, G.G, Ajayi, G.A. “Modulating Role of Bitter leaf on Spermatogenic and Steroidogenic Functions in Rat testes”American Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 3 (3): 314-321, 2013.

 

Saalu, L. C., Akunna, G.G., Oyewopo, A. O. “The histomorphometric evidences of Vernoniaamygdalinaleaf extract-induced testicular toxicity”. International Journal of Morphology, 31(2): 662-667, 2013.

 

Akunna, G.G, Saalu, L.C., Ogunlade, B., Enye, L.A. “Spermatotoxicity in Animal Models Exposed to Fragrance Components” Journal of Medical Science, 14 (1): 46-50, 2014.