Kings University, Odeomu, has received approval from the National Universities Commission (NUC) to run additional undergraduate programmes effective from 2023/2024 academic session. The University named the approved undergraduate programmes as Nursing Science, Public Health and Medical Laboratory Science all in the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences. Our Mission: To be a University recognized for academic excellence and human capital development which impacts society economically, intellectually and socially. Our Vision: Raise quality leaders that would transform Nigeria and continually sustain her as a technologically advanced nation.

Dr. Ukaegbu Chinonso Ishmael

Dr. Ukaegbu Chinonso Ishmael

Ukaegbu Chinonso Ishmael

Lecturer in Biological Sciences

Dr. Ukaegbu Chinonso Ishmael


Dr. Ukaegbu Chinonso Ishmael is a teaching staff in the Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Kings University. He graduated from the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Imo State University, Owerri in 2008 and obtained his M.Sc and Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Universiti Malaysia Pahang. He is an associate member of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN). His current research interest is in natural sources of anticancer agents and nanoparticles of therapeutic importance.

Areas of Expertise
  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Genetics
Research Interest
  • Natural products of pharmaceutical importance.
  • Waste to wealth
  • Bioprocess
  • Nanoparticles of pharmaceutical importance.
Selected Publications


  • Ukaegbu, C.I., S.R. Shah, H.A Hamid, O.R. Alara, I.S.M Zaidul (2020).  Phenolic compounds of aqueous and methanol extracts of Hypsizygus tessellatus (brown and white var.) and Flammulina velutipes caps: antioxidant and antiproliferative activities. Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal, Vol. 54, No. 2, May 2020. 


  • Alara, O.R, Abdurahman, N.H., Ukaegbu, C.I., Alara, J.A. (2020). Optimization of microwave-assisted extraction of phenolic compounds from Ocimum gratissimum leaves and its LC–ESI–MS/MS profiling, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization, 14(8) DOI: 10.1007/s11694-020-00602-1



  • Samiur, S.R., Ukaegbu, C.I., Hamid, A.H., & Alara, O.R. (2018). Evaluation of antioxidant and antibacterial activities of the stems of Flammulina velutipes and Hypsizygus tessellatus (white and brown var.) extracted with different solvents. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization. 12, 1947-1961. Springer


  • Ukaegbu C.I., S.R. Shah, A.H. Hazrulrizawatia, O.R. Alara (2018). Acetone extract of Flammulina velutipes caps: A promising source of antioxidant and anticancer agents. Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 7 (2018) 675–682.

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