Dr. Ojo Stephen Kayode Simpa
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Dr. Ojo Stephen Kayode Simpa

Senior Lecturer
Department of Microbiology, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti, Nigeria

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology from Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria

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Dr Stephen Ojo is a lead researcher and faculty member at the Drug Discovery and Development Unit, Department of Microbiology, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti, Nigeria. He has several peer-reviewed national and international journals to his credit. His research interest is centered on molecular study of infectious bacterial infectious diseases, antibacterial resistance and the role of complementary alternative medicine in curbing the surging antibacterial resistance within hospital and community settings. He is open to collaborative research.

Area of Interest:

Molecular Sciences
Pharmaceutical Microbiology
Medical Microbiology
Public Health

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Ojo, S.K.S., G.T. Sunmonu, A.O. Adeoye, C.F. Akinwunmi, M.I. Obakunle, A.O. Ojerinde and O.J. Awakan, 2022. Therapeutic potential of Ipomoea asarifolia on infected swiss albino rats with Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. J. Herbmed Pharmacol., 11: 409-418.
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  2. Ojo, S.K., L.U. Udewena and C.O. Adetunji, 2022. Bioactivity of Bryophyllum pinnatum and Rauvolfia vomitoria on neonatal group B streptococcus. Planta Med., Vol. 88. 10.1055/s-0042-1759124.
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  3. Sharifi-Rad, J., C.O. Adetunji, O.T. Olaniyan, S.K. Ojo and M.O. Samuel 2021. Antimicrobial, Antioxidant and Other Pharmacological Activities of Ocimum Species: Potential to Be Used as Food Preservatives and Functional Ingredients. Food Rev. Int. 10.1080/87559129.2021.1934693.
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  4. Ojo, S.K.S., F.I. Esumeh and G.T. Sunmonu, 2021. Quantitation of MecA and Sea genes on Staphylococcus aureus using quantitative PCR assay. Res. J. Microbiol., 16: 1-7.
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  5. Ndako, J.A., S.K.S. Ojo, V.O. Fajobi, J.A. Akinwumi and V.T. Dojumo et al. 2021. Study on Hepatitis B Virus Infection and Risk Factors among Children in a Community, North Central Nigeria. JAMB 21: 75-83.
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  6. Ndako, J.A., O.O. Nwankiti, J.O. Olorundare, S.K.S. Ojo, C.E. Okolie, O. Olatinsu and V.T. Dojumo, 2021. Studies on the serological markers for hepatitis B virus infection among type 2 diabetic patients. J. Clin. Lab. Anal., 10.1002/jcla.23464.
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  7. Ndako, J.A., S. Ojo, V.T. Dojumo, V.O. Fajobi, I. Ifeanyi, J.A. Akinwumi and C.O. Akor, 2020. Sero-epidemiological analysis of hepatitis b virus infection among apparently healthy young adults in Omuaran-community. Int. J. Pathog. Res., 4: 31-38.
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  8. Ndako, J.A., J.A. Olisa, I.C. Ifeanyichukwu, S.K.S. Ojo and C.E. Okolie, 2020. Evaluation of diagnostic assay of patients with enteric fever by the box-plot distribution method. New Microbes New Infec., 10.1016/j.nmni.2020.100795.
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  9. Ndako J.A., J.A. Olisa, I.C. Ifeanyichukwu, C.E. Okolie, S.K.S. Ojo and S.L. Jegede, 2020. Predictive evaluation of pediatric patients based on their typhoid fever status using linear discriminant model. Medical Hypotheses 144: 110264-110264.
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  10. Ojo S.K.S., G.T. Sunmonu, O.M. Ukhureigbe and T.A. Fabulous-Fabowale, 2019. Wound healing potentials of diodia scandens and phyllanthus amarus leaf extracts on swiss albino rats. Medicinal Plants - International Journal of Phytomedicines and Related Industries 11: 440-443.
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  11. Ojo, S.K.S., F.I. Esumeh, S.A. Osanyinlusi and O.O. Jeje, 2017. Phytochemical and antibacterial properties of Diodia scandens and Phyllanthus amarus on staphylococci isolated from patients in tertiary hospitals in Nigeria. J. Med. Plants Econ. Dev., Vol. 1, No. 1. .
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  12. Ojo, S.K., F.I. Esumeh, S.A. Osanyinlusi, A.O. Ojerinde and L.I. Uzairue, 2017. Emerging antibiotic resistant Nosocomial infection-Coagulase negative staphylococci isolated from patients in general hospitals within suburban areas of delta state, Nigeria. Nig. J. Microbiol., 31: 3676-3688.
  13. Ojo, S.K., P.U. Nwachukwu and A.E. Eselemo, 2016. Microbiological assessment of Capsicum spp. sold within a rural market in delta state, Nigeria. Fuoye J. Pure Applied Sci., Vol. 1. .
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  14. Ojo, S.K.S., B.O. Sargin and F.I. Esumeh, 2014. Plasmid curing analysis of antibiotic resistance in β-lactamase producing Staphylococci from wounds and burns patients. Pak. J. Biol. Sci., 17: 130-133.
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  15. Ojo, S.K.S., T.O. Onyechi and F.I. Esumeh, 2013. Antibiotic resistance profile of staphylococci isolated from hospital out-patients in accident and emergency unit. IOSR J. Pharm. Biol. Sci., 7: 70-74.
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  16. Ojo, S.K.S., P.O. Nwachukwu, E.O. Igumbor and C.M. Okon, 2013. Preliminary study on the antimicrobial potency of Acalypha godseffiana leaf (ornamental plant) within Ukwuani L.G.A of delta state on selected clinical isolates. Nig. J. Applied Sci., 31: 109-115.
  17. Ojo, S.K.S., O. Ejims-Enukwe and F.I. Esumeh, 2013. In-vitro antibacterial time-kill assay of Phyllanthus amarus and Diodia scandens crude extracts on Staphylococci isolated from wounds and burns patients. Int. J. Pharm. Sci. Invent., 2: 9-13.
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  18. Ojo, S.K.S., J.O. Ogodo and F.I. Esumeh, 2013. Synergistic effects of Phyllanthus amarus and Diodia scandens on staphylococcal isolates from wound and burns patients. Nig. J. Applied Sci., 31: 197-202.
  19. Ojo, S.K.S., F.I. Esumeh and A.A. Uyoh, 2013. Antimicrobial effect of Diodia scandens and Phyllanthus amarus on multi-drug resistance pattern of Staphylococci from clinical sources of surgical unit of a tertiary hospital. Am. J. Drug Discovery Dev., 3: 271-278.
  20. Alikwe, P.C.N., S.K.S. Ojo and E.I. Ohimain, 2013. Effects of processed rumen epithelial scrappings meal (Resm) based diet on gastro microbial load of broiler finishers. Nig. J. Agric. Food Environ., 9: 26-31.
  21. Abisoye, B.F., S.K.S. Ojo, R.S. Adeyemi and O.O. Olajuyigbe, 2011. Bacteriological assessment of some commonly sold fishes in Lagos metropolis market Nigeria. Prime J. Microbiol. Res., 1: 23-26.
  22. Ojo, S.K.S., E.O. Igumbor, A.O. Ogbinaka, A.F. Babalola and P.C.N. Alikwe, 2010. Assessment of bacteriological quality of drinking water sources in Ukwuani local government area of delta state, Nigeria. Int. J. Biol. Sci., 2: 108-113.
  23. Ojo, S.K.S., A.J. Idemudia, P.C.N. Alikwe and O.O. Awokoya, 2010. Antimicrobial potency of Diodia scandens and Phyllanthus amarus on some clinical isolates. Int. J. Pharm. Res. Dev., 2: 1-7.
  24. Igumbor, E.O., S.K.S. Ojo and A. Olateru-Olagbegi, 2010. Detection of urinary schistosomiasis among school age children in Ukwuani LGA of Delta State, Nigeria. South Pacific J. Nat. Applied Sci., 28: 48-51.
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  25. Ojo, S.K.S., K.O. Amisu and A.O. Coker, 2009. Detection of Campylobacter and Arcobacter spp. from poultry birds in Lagos metropolis by culture and filtration techniques on non-selective medium. Afr. J. Biosci., 2: 80-84.
  26. Ojo, S.K.S., K.O. Amisu and A.O. Coker, 2009. Comparative studies on the rate of isolation and antibiotic susceptibility pattern of Campylobacter spp. and Arcobacter spp. from poultry birds in Lagos metropolis, Nigeria. Int. J. Microbiol., 1: 10-16.