DR MUSA ACHIMUGU DICKSON; Ph.D


DR MUSA ACHIMUGU DICKSON; Ph.D
Designation: Associate Professor
Email: dickson.musa@ibbu.edu.ng
Phone: 08030557007, 08081747007
Gender: Male

Biography

DR MUSA ACHIMUGU DICKSON is an Associate Professor in the department of Biochemistry, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai, Niger State.

Profile: Innovative, resourceful, passionate about teaching and research, works independently and exceeds expectations. Wet lab & Dry lab drug discovery and development researcher. Other research interests include mechanism of drug-food interactions, environmental toxicology and molecular epidemiology of pathogenic bacteria. Also involved in socio-cultural and wellness/empowerment advocacy

Personal Information:
Date of birth....................24th November, 1975
Place of birth..................Kaduna, Nigeria
Nationality........................Nigerian
Sex.........................................Male
Marital Status................Married with three children

Chronology of Education

1. Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria B.Tech.1993-1998Biochemistry, Microbiology, Physiology
Thesis title: “A Comparative Chemical and Mineral Analyses of Locally Produced and Imported Tea Brand”.
Mentor: A.A. Jigam, Ph.D. (Professor of Biochemistry)

2. Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria M.Tech.2001-2004Biochemistry, Toxicology, Microbiology
Thesis title: “Determination of Fungal and Aflatoxin Contamination of Cigarette Tobacco and Toxicity Screening of Crude Extracts of the Fungi in Mice”.
Mentor: T.A. Gbodi, Ph.D. (Professor of Biochemical Toxicology)

3. University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria Ph.D.
2008-2011Pharmacological Biochemistry, Bacteriology
Research Topic: “Biochemical and Pharmacological Studies of Eucalyptus camaldulensis and Morinda lucida”.
Mentor: O.F.C. Nwodo, Ph.D. (Professor of Pharmacological Biochemistry)

EXPERIENCE
IBB University, Lapai, Nigeria (Reader) (2012 to Date)
Teaching, Research and Administration. Highlights:
—Head of Department. Coordinate smooth running of the Biochemistry Department. Led the Department to a successful accreditation of BSc Biochemistry programme in the 2017 NUC accreditation exercise
—Lead Investigator. Natural Products & Drug Discovery/Development Research Unit.
—Principal Researcher. Pesticide Research Unit.
—Course Lecturer. BCH 201: General Biochemistry I; BCH 208: Metabolism of Nucleic Acids; BCH 301: Introductory Enzymology; BCH 401: Advanced Enzymology; BCH 408: Biochemical Pharmacology; BCH 410: Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology; BCH 706: Research Methodology; BCH 707: Genetic Engineering; BCH 710: Advanced Biochemical Pharmacology; BCH 711: Analytical Biochemistry; BCH 718: Molecular Biology, Microbial Genetics & Biotechnology
—Examination Officer. Departmental Examination Officer. The Department never recorded any case of examination misconduct during my tenure.
—SIWES Coordinator. Departmental SIWES Coordinator. Liaised with relevant organizations for industrial training placement of our students
—Chairman. Faculty Examination Misconduct Committee. Successfully prosecuted cases of examination misconducts in the faculty leading to decline in examination misconduct cases
—PG Coordinator. Departmental PG Coordinator. Drafted the curriculum of the PDD, MSc and PhD programmes for the department, which were successful at NUC resource inspection for the programme
—Secretary. Faculty Journal Committee. The journal has been successfully floated and is publishing regularly

Novartis Institute for BioMedical Research, Basel, SWITZERLAND

Visiting Scientist (2014 to Date)
Natural product chemistry research. Highlights:
—Isolation and Structure Elucidation of Bio-active Plant Constituents as Prototypes of Potential New Drugs.
—Chemoinformatic Studies
—ADMET Studies
—Antibacterial screenings.


Salem University, Lokoja
Visiting Lecturer (2011 to 2017)
Teaching and mentoring. Highlights:
—Course Lecturer. BCH 201: General Biochemistry; BCH 309: Metabolism of Nucleic Acids; BCH 311: Food Biochemistry; BCH 406: Genetic Engineering; BCH 408: Pharmacology Biochemistry; BCH 411: Plant Biochemistry


Kogi State University, Anyigba
Lecturer (2005 to 2012)
Teaching, Research and Administration. Introduced Biotechnology courses (3) to the curriculum of Biochemistry Department, KSU, Anyigba and taught Faculty wide at 200, 300 and 400 Levels.. Highlights:
—Course Lecturer. BCH 201: Structure and Chemistry of Biomolecules; BCH 203: Intermediary Metabolism of Fuel Compounds; BCH 206: Biostatistics; BCH 208: Biotechnology I; BCH 304: General Methods in Biochemistry; BCH 305: Metabolism of amino Acids; BCH 309: Biotechnology II; BCH 405: Metabolic Regulations; BCH 406: Genetic Engineering; BCH 409: Plant Biochemistry; BCH 411: Industrial Biochemistry II; BCH 418: Biotechnology and Bioinformatics; BCH 420: Pharmacological Biochemistry
—Examination Officer. Departmental Examination Officer.
—SIWES Coordinator. Departmental SIWES Coordinator.
—Secretary. Faculty Examination Misconduct Committee
—Member. Faculty Journal Committee

Roche Diagnostics GmbH, Mannheim, GERMANYConsultant (2006 to 2007)
Consultant and Application Specialist. Highlights:
•Roche Molecular Diagnostics Equipment, Reagents and kits
•Roche Applied Science Equipment, Reagents and kits
•Roche Diabetes Care Equipment, Reagents, Strips and Kits
•Roche Centralized Diagnostics Equipment, Reagents and kits
•Application Specialist, Nigeria/Ghana for Cobas Amplicor


Federal University of Technology, MinnaTeaching Assistant (2005 to 2005)
Teaching Highlights:
—General Biology Lecturer. Centre for Remedial and Extra-Mural Studies (CRES) FUT Minna.
—Course lecturer. BCH 311: General Biochemistry I; BCH 312: Carbohydrate Chemistry; BOT 412: Plant Physiology; FSN 527: Food for Special Dietary Purposes

Ami-Tech computers Nig. Ltd. MinnaHead of Operations (2001 to 2005)
Coordinated the daily operations of the company and reports to the Managing Director. Team leader of Consultancy services. Highlights:
—Professional Website Design, Development, Management And Hosting
—Network Design And Implementation
—Network Administration and Securities
—IT Consultancy and Training

Lufaloy Grammar School, KanoNYSC (1999 to 2000)
`Chemistry teacher. Highlights:
—All students had distinction in Chemistry in 2000 SSCE
—Established Federal Road Safety Club in the School

Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, LagosSIWES (1997 to 1998)
Trainee Technologist in Malaria Research Unit Assisted Researchers in carrying out assays in ongoing researches then. Carried out Routine Laboratory tests. Highlights:
—Estimation of Lipid Peroxidation products (malonaldehyde)
—Blood Protein Determination Using Biuret or Folin-Lowry Method
—Isolation of Plasmids by the Brnborn and Doly method
—Rapid procedure for detection and isolation of large and small plasmids
—Bacterial DNA and Animal Cell DNA Isolations
—Liver function Tests using Reitman Franklin Colorimetric method

Skills/ Techniques
•Computer Aided Drug Design (CADD):
Chemical Database mining using ChEMBL, Chemspider and others
Docking based Virtual Screening and Molecular Modelling using LIGSIFT
ADMET Prediction and drug-likeness studies based on Lipinski rule of 5
•Molecular Diagnostics:
Quantitation Monitoring and Ultra Sensitive Tests for HIV 1 RNA, HCV RNA and CMV DNA
Qualitative In vitro Detection Tests for MTB, CT and NG
•Natural Products Chemistry:
Flash Column chromatography and TLC
Preparative and Analytic HPLC
Sephadex Column chromatography
•UV and Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry
•Cellulose acetate and Gel electrophoresis
•Antibacterial Screening
•Toxicity Screening
•Basics in Biotechnology:
Microbial and Plant Transformation Techniques
PCR Techniques
•Roche Diabetes Care, Applied Sciences and Centralized Diagnostics
•Drug Discovery and Development Simulation
•Relational Database Design, Implementation and Management
•Web Authoring Technique

I Leadership/ Service/ Honours—Chairman, North Central Zone. Biotechnology Society of Nigeria (2018 –Date)
—Public Relations Officer. Nigerian Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. (2015 –Date)
—Most Distinguished Alumni. Department of Biochemistry, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria Presented at the 10th FASBMB/NSBMB Congress held at Minna on November 3, 2015
—Letter of commendation. Written by the Vice Chancellor, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Nigeria in 2014, for meritorious service to the University.
—President. Men’s Fellowship, Chapel of Restoration, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria 2010-2012.

Memberships

•Member: Society for Toxicology (2005 – Date)
•American Society for Microbiology (2008 –Date)
•Member: Nigerian Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2009 –Date)
•Member: Biotechnology Society of Nigeria

Publications

1. Screening of Eight Plants Used In Folkloric Medicine for the Treatment of Typhoid Fever
2. Thesis title: “A Comparative Chemical and Mineral Analyses of Locally Produced and Imported Tea Brand”.
3. Thesis title: “Determination of Fungal and Aflatoxin Contamination of Cigarette Tobacco and Toxicity Screening of Crude Extracts of the Fungi in Mice”.


2. EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE ON THE ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITIES OF
CRUDE EXTRACTS OF SOME PLANTS USED FOR THE TREATMENT OF
TYPHOID FEVER IN IGALA FOLK MEDICINE
*1Musa, A.D., 2Iyodo, A.U., 3Ejembi, D., 3Abah, O., and 4Nwodo, O.F.C.

3. EVALUATION OF THE ANTI-TYPHOID ACTIVITIES OF CRUDE WATER
EXTRACTS OF SOME PLANTS USED IN COMBINATION FOR THE
TREATMENT OF TYPHOID FEVER IN IGALALAND, NIGERIA
*1Musa, A.D., 2Aderibole, J.O., 2Abah, O., 3Iyodo, A.U. and 4Nwodo, O.F.C.

4.Fungal Contamination of Fermented Prosopis africana (Okpehe) and Toxicityscreening of the Crude Extracts in Albino Rats (Rattus novergicus)
Dickson Achimugu MUSA*, James OMALE and Alilu Moses DAIKWO

5. A comparative study of the antibacterial activity of aqueous ethanol
and chloroform extracts of some selected medicinal plants used in
Igalaland of Nigeria
Dickson A. MUSA1*, Fred O.C. NWODO2 and Ganiyu O. YUSUF2

6. Three pyridinium alkaloids may account for the antibiotic effect of
the seed of Abrus precatorius
1OP Amuta, 2PO Nnamani, 3AD Musa* and 1O.F.C Nwodo

7. PHYTOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION AND BIOCHEMICAL STUDIES OF Cissus multistriata EXTRACT ADMINISTERED TO Rattus novergicus
OMALE, James., DAIKWO, Moses Alilu and MUSA, Achimugu Dickson
Department of Biochemistry, Kogi State University, PMB 1008, Anyigba, Kogi State, Nigeria.

Research Topic: “Biochemical and Pharmacological Studies of Eucalyptus camaldulensis and Morinda lucida”.

Specializations

Biochemistry

Research Archive

Nothing here

Responsibilities

MSc. Supervision
•NDAGI, Mohammed Saba (2017). Mycotoxin Associated Risk of Cigarette Tobacco Sold in Niger State, Nigeria. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangda University, Lapai, Nigeria
•ADEPOJU, Abiodun Oluwafemi (2017). Studies On Antihyperglycaemic And Antioxidant Potential Of Methanolic Leaf, Stem And Root Extracts Of Ageratum conyzoides L. In Streptozotocin Induced Diabetic Rats. A.B.U. Zaria, Nigeria. External Examination
•MUSA, Abubakar (2018). Production And Characterization Of Native, Production And Characterization Of Native Tacca involucrata For Tablets Binding. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangda University, Lapai, Nigeria
•AYO, Victoria Ifeoluwa (2018). Production And Characterization Of Collagen From Skin And Scales Of Lates niloticus (Nile perch) and Heterotis niloticus (African arowana). Ibrahim Badamasi Babangda University, Lapai, Nigeria
•AREMU, Kolawole Harun (2019). Molecular Detection Of Some Resistance Genes, Plasmid Profile And Antibiotics Susceptibility Of Salmonella sp. Isolated From Raw Meat And Stool Samples. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangda University, Lapai, Nigeria