Associate Professor Dr. Patrick Nwabueze Okechukwu

Associate Professor Dr. Patrick Nwabueze Okechukwu

Head of Praxis, Industry and Community Engagement | Department of Biotechnology
 

Academic Qualifications

PhD Pharmacology
MSc Pharmacology
BSc (Hons) Plant Sc. & Biotechnology (Biological Sciences)

Areas of Interest
Pharmacological (functional) studies: Invivo, invitro and exvivo
Drug Discovery and Development from Natural product and Synthetic compounds
Mechanism of drug action Specialization – Diabetes and Diabetes complications (wound healing and bone fragility)
Main area - Pharmacology, Specialization – Diabetes and Diabetes complications (wound healing and bone fragility)
Professional Affiliation

  1. American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
  2. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
  3. Bristish Pharmacology Society
  4. The Malaysia Society of Pharmacology and Physiology
  5. Malaysia Natural Product Society

Research

Research Grants

  1. Name of grant: Industrial grant
    Funder: Alpha Active Industries SDN BHD
    Project Title: Pharmacological Analysis of health supplement from oil Palm Trunk
    Code: AAI-FAS/1/ 2018/002/ UCSI 
    Duration: 9/2/2018 - 9/1/2019
    Role: Principle researcher 
    Amount: RM67,880
    Status: On-going 
  2. Name of grant: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Funder: Ministry of Higher Eductaion,  Malaysia 
    Project Title: Expression pattern of cell junction molecules in endothelial cells of tumor-free margin in breast cancer patients: Association with post-mastectomy locoregional recurrence 
    Code: FRGS/1/2017/SKK08/UCSI/02/2
    Duration: 1/9/2017 - 31/9/2020
    Role: Co-Principle researcher 
    Amount: RM141,000
    Status: Completed 
  3. Name of grant: UCSI University Research Grant Scheme PSIF 
    Funder: CERVIE, UCSI University 
    Project Title: In vitro evaluation of potential wound healing activity of eicosane, pentadencane and palmitic acid identified in purified fraction A leaf extract of labisia pumila in type 1 and type 2 ST2-induced diabetic rats
    Code: UCSIU/Cervie-PSIF/ HBP (Huda) 2016-27
    Duration: 1/11/2016 - 31/10/2018
    Role: Principle researcher 
    Amount: RM22,833.70
    Status: Completed 
  4. Name of grant: UCSI University Research Grant Scheme PSIF
    Funder: CERVIE, UCSI University 
    Project Title: Research Title: Bone fragility is linked to obesity, insulin-resistance and diabetes via FoxO1 and PPARγ expression
    Code: UCSIU/Cervie-PSIF/ HBP (Huda) 2016-28
    Duration: 1/11/2016 - 31/10/2018
    Role: Principle researcher 
    Amount: RM25,000
    Status: Completed 
  5. Name of grant: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Funder: Ministry of Higher Eductaion,  Malaysia 
    Project Title: Development of gellan gum hydrogels enhanced with honey and virgin coconut oil for wound dressing application
    Code: FRGS/1/2016/STG07/UMT/02/1
    Duration: 1/8/2016 - 30/7/2018
    Role: Co-Principle researcher 
    Amount: RM66,000
    Status: Completed 
  6. Name of grant: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Funder: Ministry of Higher Eductaion,  Malaysia 
    Project Title: Potential protective mechanism of phytoestrogens against bisphenol A induced bone loss involves RANKL expression and modulation of estrogen receptors.
    Code:  FRGS/1/2016/SKK08/UITM/02/1
    Duration: 1/8/2016 - 30/7/2018
    Role: Co-Principle researcher 
    Amount: RM103,200
    Status: Completed 
  7. Name of grant: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Funder: Ministry of Higher Eductaion,  Malaysia 
    Project Title: Characterization and Potential Wound Healing Activity From Partially Purified Fraction E of DCM Leaf Extract of Labisia pumila in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetic Rats.
    Code: FRGS/2/2013/SG05/UCSI/02/1
    Duration: 20/07/2013 - 19/7/2016
    Role: Principle researcher 
    Amount: RM66,000
    Status: Completed 
  8. Name of grant: UCSI University Research Grant Scheme 
    Funder: CERVIE, UCSI University 
    Project Title: Research Title: Investigation of the potential bioactivity of kenaf seed and Tiger Milk mushroom Msc (Lignosus rhinocerus)
    Code: Proj-In-FAS-022
    Duration: 1/10/2013 - 31/9/2016
    Role: Co-Principle researcher 
    Amount: RM120,000
    Status: Completed 
  9. Name of grant: UCSI University Research Grant Scheme 
    Funder: CERVIE, UCSI University 
    Project Title: Purification and Effect of Supplementation of Stem Extract of Coscinium Fenestratum, Palmitine and Berberine On The Proteome of Ulcer-Induced Animal Model
    Code: Proj-In-FAS-017
    Duration: 20/7/2013 - 19/7/2015
    Role: Principle researcher 
    Amount: RM67,400
    Status: Completed 
  10. Name of grant: UCSI University Research Grant Scheme 
    Funder: CERVIE, UCSI University 
    Project Title: Purification and identification of potent antioxidative components of tropical fruits’ peel and their oxidative stabilization effect in cooking oil.
    Code: Proj-In-FAS-006
    Duration: 1/1/2012 - 31/12/2013
    Role: Co-Principle researcher 
    Amount: RM236,500
    Status: Completed 
  11. Name of grant: Industrial grant
    Funder: AFNAN/UCSI/2011/3
    Project Title: Antidiabetic, antiulcer and antihypertension effect of camel urine and milk.
    Code: AAI-FAS/1/ 2018/002/ UCSI 
    Duration: 3/3/2011 - 2/3/2012
    Role: Principle researcher 
    Amount: RM10,000
    Status: Completed 
  12. Name of grant: Industrial grant
    Funder: Republic of Yemen
    Project Title: Anti-inflammatory study of Yemeni Sidr Honey
    Code: CA/10/450/2010/4
    Role: Principle researcher 
    Amount: RM10,000
    Status: Completed 

 

Current research project

  1. Pharmacological Analysis of health supplement from oil Palm Trunk
  2. In-vitro, In-vivo anti-oxidants, anti-diabetic, molecular mechanism and docking of acylated and deacylated glycosylated sulfonylurea (Synthetic compounds), Palmatine and PlasGluCon
  3. Evaluation of preventive Effect of Spirulina on Bone Fragilitycaused by diabete melitus , Rosiglitazone and Metformin Usage HFD/STZ induced Rats model
  4. In-vitro, In-vivo anti-oxidants, wound healing effect of EICOSANE, PENTADECANE, OCTACOSANE AND HENEICOSANE

Publications

  1. Patrick Nwabueze Okechukwu (2017). Palmatine for treating diabetes and other uses thereof. Patent Filling date: 24 July 2017- Malaysian Patent Office (MyIPO): National Patent (PI 2017702710). Applicant's file reference: P/PATRICK/17MY1/SH
  2. Patrick Nwabueze Okechukwu, Stepfanie N. Siyumbwa, Sophia O. Ekeuku, Naw May Emerald, Farahnaz Amini, Deepali Sharma (2019). Wound Healing and Anti-bacterial Activities of 2-Pentadeconone in STZ-Induced Type 2 Diabetic Rats. Pharmacognosy Magazine [ISI /wos/scopus indexed IF- 1.525] [Article Accepted].
  3. Patrick Nwabueze Okechukwu , Sophia Ogechi Ekeuku, Mridula Sharma , Chong Pei Nee, Chan Hor Kuan, Norazlina Mohamed, Gabriele Ruth Anisah Froemming (2019) In vivo and in vitro anti-diabetic and anti-oxidant activity of spirulina. Pharmacognosy Magazine [ISI /wos/scopus indexed IF- 1.525] [Article Accepted].
  4. Mohammed AAM, Suaifan GARY, Shehadeh MB, Okechukwu PN (2018). Design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of 1,8‐naphthyridine glucosamine conjugates as antimicrobial agents. Drug Dev Res. 2018; 1-8.
  5. Xin Qi Chuah, Patrick Nwabueze Okechukwu, Farahnaz Amini, Swee Sen Teo (2018). Eicosane, pentadecane and palmitic acid: The effects in in vitro wound healing studies. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine 2018; 8(10): 490-499. (ISI /Scopus / Elsevier Index IF: 1.5).
  6. Farahnaz Amini , Naw May Thazin Oo, Patrick Nwabueze Okechukwu, Marjan Sadat Seghayat, Edmond Siah Chye Ng (2018). Polymorphisms in P53 and VEGFA genes in different subtypes of periorbital hyperpigmentation in a Malaysian Chinese population. Australasian Journal of Dermatology; (ISI /Scopus Index IF: 1.5).
  7. Ai Mun Cheong, Zu Wen Tan, Nwabueze Okechukwu Patrick, Chin Ping Tan, Yang Mooi Lim, Kar Lin Nyam (2018). Improvement of gastroprotective and anti-ulcer effect of kenaf seed oil-in-water nanoemulsions in rats. Food Science and Biotechnology. Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 1175-1184. [ISI /wos/scopus indexed IF- 1.815].
  8. Wei Zhang, Zhe Li, Hang Meng, Sophia Ogechi Ekeuku, Patrick Nwabueze Okechukwu (2018). Analysis of Coscinium fenestratum Colebr stem extract and effect of the extract on mean arterial blood pressure, heart rate and force of contraction in rats. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research June 2018; 17 (6): 1073-1080. [ISI/scopus Impact Factor 0.569]
  9. Ai Mun Cheong, Jue Xi Jessica Koh, Okechukwu Patrick Nwabueze , Chin Ping Tan and Kar Lin Nyam (2018) Hypocholesterolemic Effects of Kenaf Seed Oil, Macroemulsion, and Nanoemulsion in High-Cholesterol Diet Induced Rats. Journal of Food Science 2018, Volume 83, Issue 3, pages 854–863,DOI: 10.1111/1750-3841.14038 [ISI /wos/scopus indexed IF- 1.815] Link:
  10. Jianxin Zhang, Chen Ming, Wenzhi Zhang, Patrick Nwabueze Okechukwu, Beata Morak-Młodawska, Krystian Pluta, Małgorzata Jeleń, Abdah Md Akim, Kok-Pian Ang, Kah Kooi Ooi (2017) 10H-3,6-Diazaphenothiazine induces G2/M phase cell cycle arrest and caspase-dependent apoptosis and inhibits cell invasion of A2780 ovarian carcinoma cells through the regulation of NF-κB and (BIRC 6-XIA P) complexes. Drug Design, Development and Therapy 2017:11 3045–3063 [ISI/ wos/ scopus indexed IF - 2.822 ]
  11. Zijuan Hu, Xiaoman Chang, Qing Pan, Kebin Gu, Patrick Nwabueze Okechukwu (2017), Gastroprotective and Ulcer Healing Effects of Camel Milk and Urine in HCl/EtOH, Non‑steroidal Anti‑inflammatory Drugs (Indomethacin), and Water‑Restraint Stress‑induced Ulcer in Rats. Pharmacognosy Magazine 2017; 13:559-65. [ISI /wos/scopus indexed IF- 1.525]
  12. Vi-Sion Chang, Patrick Nwabueze Okechukwu, Swee-Sen Teo (2017). The properties of red seaweed (Kappaphycus alvarezii) and its effect on mammary carcinogenesis. Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, 87, 296-301. [ISI/scopus indexed IF-2.759].
  13. Chan HL, Sudtha A/P Murthy, Okechukwu PN, Amini F (2016). Generating insulin secreting cells from human induced pluripotent stem cells for treating hyperglycemia in diabetic MICE MODEL. Regenerative Research 5(1) 2016 8-14 [Google scolar indexed].
  14. Sophia Ogechi Ekeuku, Patrick Nwabueze Okechukwu, Gabriel Akyirem Akuwoah, Teo Swee Sen, Stepfanie Namatama Siyumbwa, Gabriele Anisah Froemming (2015). Plasma glucose lowering activity of Palmatine and its effect on liver, kidney and antioxidant enzymes parameters in STZ induced diabetic rat model. Current Bioactive Compounds Journal, 11(4), 256-263. [Scopus indexed IF-0.4]
  15. Sophia Ogechi Ekeuku, Teo Swee Sen, Gabriel Akyirem Akuwoah, Gabriele Anisah Froemming and Patrick Nwabueze Okechukwu, (2015). Antidiabetic Effect of Partially Purified Fraction E from the Stem Extract of Coscinium fenestratum. Global Journal of Pharmacology,9(4),316-325.[SCOPUS INDEXED IF-0.7]
  16. Samuagam L, Sia CM, Akowuah GA, Okechukwu PN and Yim HS (2015). In vivo antioxidant potentials of rambutan, mangosteen, and langsat peel extracts and effects on liver enzymes in experimental rats. Food Science and Biotechnology 24(1): 191-198. [ISI indexed IF-0.699]
  17. Yim HS, Akowuah GA, Chye FY, Sia CM, Okechukwu PN and Ho CW (2015). Identification of apigenin-7-glucoside and luteolin-7-glucoside in Pleurotus porrigens and Schizophyllum commune mushrooms by liquid chromatography-ion trap tandem mass spectrometry. Current Bioactive Compounds 11(3): 202-208. [Scopus indexed IF-0.4].
  18. Stepfanie NS, Sareh K, Gabriel AA, Teo SS, Farahnaz A and Patrick NO (2015). The HPTLC Validated Method Development for the Quantification of Naringin from the Partially Purified Labisia Pumila Dichloromethane Extract. J Chromatogr Sep Tech Volume 6 Issue 3 Page 1-4. [Google scolar indexed]
  19. Samuagam L, Khoo HE, Akowuah GA, Okechukwu PN and Yim HS (2014). HPLC analysis of antioxidant compounds in some selected tropical fruits’ peel. Innovative Romanian Food Biotechnology 14: 61-68. [Google scolar indexed]
  20. S.O. Ekeuku and P.N. Okechukwu (2014). Paw Edema and Bronchoconstriction Induced by Mediators:How They Were Inhibited In vivo by Partially Purified Extract from Dichloromethane Leaf Extract of Labisia pumila. Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research 22 (8): 1114-1121. [ISI indexed IF-05 ]
  21. Stepfanie Siyumbwa, Ngizan Nomishan, Benny, Patrick Nwabueze Okechukwu (2014). Antioxidant and Gastro-protective Activity of Ethanolic Rind Extract of ManihotEsculentaCrantz. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars V-3, I-2, 798-808. [ISI Indexed]
  22. Samuagam L, Sia CM, Akowuah GA, Okechukwu PN and Yim HS (2013). The effect of extraction conditions on total phenolic content and free radical scavenging capacity of selected tropical fruits’ peel. Health and the Environment Journal 4(2): 80-102. [Google scolar indexed].
  23. Okechukwu PN, Ekeuku SO, Loshnie S, Akowuah GA . (2014). Anti-inflammatory, Analgesic, Antinociceptive and Antipyretic Investigation of Bioactive Constituents from Partial Purified Dichloromethane Crude Extracts from Leaves of Labisia Pumila. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars V-3, I-1, 742-751 [ISI indexed].
  24. Dakar, M. Lin, V.Y., Akowuah, G.A. Okechukwu, P.N. Chiam N.C. (2013). Anti-proliferative activity of Coscinium fenestratum extract on the Major constituent, bereberine, against nasopharyngeal carcinoma cell lines. The Natural Product Journal, 3, 42-51. [Scopus indexed IF-0.9].
  25. Okechukwu, P.N., Ndyeabura, A.W., Chiam, N.C., Akowuah, G.A., (2013). Effect of standardized extract of Cosinium fenestratum stem bark on liver and kidney function parameters in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Journal of Acute Disease. 2(3), 201-206. Doi.10.1016/s2221-6189 (13)60127-4. [ISI/ elsevier indexed IF-1.25].
  26. Akowuah, G.A., Okechukwu, P.N., Chiam, N.C. (2013). Evaluation of HPLC and spectrophometeric methods for analysis of bioactive constituent berberine in stem extract of Cosinium fenestratum. ACTA Chromatographica. Acta 26(2014)2, 243–254 Doi.10.1556/AChrom.26.2014.2.4) [ISI indexed IF-1.009].
  27. Sereme, B. Umar F.Y. Okechukwu, P.N. (2013). Anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-pyretic activity of cassava leaf extract. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol 6 issue 4 Pg; 89-92. [Scopus /elsevier indexed IF-0.4].
  28. Ekeuku, S.O. Okechukwu, P.N. (2013). Inhibition of arachidonic-induced ear oedema, mast-cell stabilizing and free radical of dichloromethane crude extracts from the leaves of Labisia pumila. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol 6 issue 4 Pg 93-95. [Scopus /elsevier indexed IF-0.4].
  29. Okechukwu, P. N. Ikujuni. C.M. (2012). The study of anti- inflammatory anti-pyretic and anti-nociceptive activities of extract from leaves of Labisia pumila. International Journal of Pharmacology & Toxicology Science 2(2): 12 27. [Scopus/ elsevier indexed].
  30. Okechukwu P. N. (2012). Hypoglycemic effects of crude extract from the roots of thottea grandiflora rottb. International Journal of Pharmacology & Toxicology Science.2(1):1-6 [Google Scolar indexed].
  31. Okechukwu, P.N. Ekeuku, S.O. (2012). In vivo and In vitro Anti-asthmatic effects of dichloromethane crude extract from the leaves of Labisia pumila. Global Journal Pharmacology 6(2):126-130. [Scopus indexed IF-07].
  32. Okechukwu P.N.(2012). Hypoglycemic and free radical scavenging activity of partially purified fraction E from DCM stem extract of cosinium fenestratum. Asean Journal of Pharmacy and Clinical Research,Vol 5, Suppl 4,2012 . [Scopus /elsevier indexed IF-0.4].
  33. Okechukwu,P.N. Mohamed,N. Soelaiman, I. N. Froemming G.A.R. Idorus, M.Y. (2012). Bone proteome study in ovariectomised rats supplemented with palm vitamin E. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 72 (383-387). [Scopus indexed IF-1.0].
  34. Okechukwu P.N. (2011). The antihyperglycemic activity of partially purified extract from the roots of thottea grandiflora rottb. International Journal of Pharmacology & Toxicology Science 3: 22-31 [Google Scolar indexed].
  35. Okechukwu, P.N. Samuagam,L. (2011). The Study of Antinociceptive Effects of Meoh and Dcm Crude Extract from The Leaves of Labisia Pumila, Global Journal Pharmacology (GJP) 5 (3) : 181-185. [Scopus indexed if-0.7]
  36. Aman, A. A. Okechukwu, P.N. (2011). Investigation of Anti-inflammatory, Antipyretic and Analgesic Effect of Yemeni Sidr Honey. WASET 80 (2011) 47-52. [Scopus indexed if-1.0].
  37. Okechukwu, P.N. Marunga, J. (2011). Gasteroprotective Effect of Dichloromethane Crude Extract of Labisia Pumila. International Journal of Pharmacology & Toxicology Science 2; 1-7.[Google scholar].
  38. Selvaraja, M. Okechukwu, P.N. Ndyeabura, A.M. Akowuah, G.A. (2011). Antidiabetic Activity of Crude Stem Extracts of Coscinium fenestratum on Streptozotocin-Induced Type-2 Diabetic Rats. Asean Journal of Pharmacy and Clinical Research Vol 4 Issue 4; 47-51. [Scopus /elsevier indexed if-0.4].
  39. Samuagam, L. Okechukwu, P.N. Akowuah, G.A. (2011). Partial Purification and Antinociceptive Investigation of Extracts of Leaves of labisia pumila. Asean Journal of Pharmacy and Clinical Research, Vol 4 Issue 4; 44-46. [Scopus /elsevier indexed if-0.4].

Conferences

  1. Mridula Sharma, Sophia Ogechi Ekeuku, Ng Suet Li, Ghadeer A.R.Y. Suaifan, Patrick Nwabueze Okechukwu. Investigation of in-vitro effect of glycosylated sulfonylurea on insulin dependent pathway and diabetes link enzymes,32nd Scientific Meeting of Malaysia Society of Pharmacology and Physiology, Hotel Bangi Putrajaya Malaysia 8-9th August 2018.
  2. Patrick Nwabueze Okechukwu Wong Yee Ying, Sophia Ogechi Ekeuku, Farahnaz Amini, Palmatine Enhances Insulin Signaling Pathway in Muscle of High Fat/STZ Induced Diabetic Rat Model,18th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, Held in Japan Kyoto Convention Center 5th July 2018.
  3. Patrick Nwabueze Okechukwu, Sophia Ogechi Ekeuku, Gabriel Akyirem Akowoah, Teo Swee Sen, Stepfanie Namatam Siyumbwa, Mridula Sharma and Gabriele Ruth Anisah Froemming Palmatine Identified from Malaysian Local Plant Possess In vitro and In vivo Antidiabetic, Antioxidant Effect and Diabetes Complication Prevention. 17th CPD: Diabetes Asia Conference 2018, National Diabetes Institute (NADI), Held in Sarawak Borneo Convention Center 26-29 July 2018.
  4. Wong Yee Ying1 Ng Suet Li , Mridula Sharma Ghadeer A.R.Y. Suaifan, Patrick Nwabueze Okechukwu: Investigation of in-vitro effect of newly synthesized glycosylated sulfonylurea on insulin pathway and diabetes link enzymes, 29th Intervarsity Biochemistry Seminar. Jointly organised by the Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MSBMB), Lakeside Campus Taylor's University Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.12 March 2018.
  5. Patrick Nwabueze Okechukwu, Teo Swee Sen,Gabriele Anisah Froemming, Gabriel Akyirem Akuwoah, Sophia Ogechi Ekeuku,Proteome, Biochemical and Plasma Glucose Analysis of Coscinium fenestratum Stem Extract as Anti‐diabetic Agent"Oral presentation at ICMAN‐IUPHAR‐2017 Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Aberdeen Scotland from 27 – 29 September 2017
  6. Patrick Nwabueze Okechukwu, Teo Swee Sen,Gabriele Anisah Froemming, Gabriel Akyirem Akuwoah, Sophia Ogechi Ekeuku, Proteome, Biochemical, and Plasma Glucose Analysis of Palmatine as Antidiabetic agent.Oral presentation at 31st Scientific Meeting Malaysian Society OF Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Dental Sciences Health Campus University Science Malaysia Kelantan,18th -19th August 2017.
  7. Patrick Nwabueze Okechukwu, Teo Swee Sen,Gabriele Anisah Froemming, Gabriel Akyirem Akuwoah, Sophia Ogechi Ekeuku, Antidiabetic and Antioxidant Effect of Palmatine in STZ- Induced Diabetic Rat Model.Oral presentation at 3rd Annual International Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences, 52 Panepistimiou Avenue Athens 106 78 - 2-5 May 2016,Greece.
  8. Okechukwu,P.N. S.O. Ekeuku, T.S. Sena, G.A. Akuwoah, G.A. Froemming. Pancreas Proteome of Palmatine and Purified Fraction E Extract of Coscininum fenestratum -Supplementation,Poster presentation at Experimental Biology 2016 April 2- 6 San Diego Convention and Exhibition Center 2- 6 April 2016
  9. Okechukwu, P.N., Ima Soelaiman, Gabriele Froemming, Mohd Idorus, and Norazlina Mohamed. Supplementation of Palm vitamin E in Ovariectomised Rat: Expression Proteomics Evaluation, Poster presentation at Experimental Biology Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, March 28 -1 April 2015.
  10. Okechukwu, P.N. In-vivo Anti-inflammatory and Anti-asthmatic Study of effect of Partially Purified Extracts from the Leaves of Labisia Pumila, Poster presented at the proceedings of 17th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (WCP2014) held from at the CTICC in Cape Town, South Africa, 13-18 July 2014
  11. Okechukwu, P.N. In vivo Anti-ulcer and Antioxidant Enzyme Effect of Partially Purified Leaf Extract from Labisia Pumila in Indomethacin- Induced Ulcer Animal Model,Poster presented at the proceedings of Experimental Biology San Diego Convention Centre, San Diego, USA 2014
  12. Okechukwu, P.N. Anti-inflammatory, Antinociceptive and Antipyretic Investigation of Hesperidin – like Compound from Partial Purified Dichloromethane Crude Extracts from Fraction E of Coscinium fenestratum Stem Extract,Oral presented at the proceedings of 6th International Conference on Drug Discovery & Therapy February 10-12, 2014, Dubai, U.A.E.
  13. Okechukwu, P.N. Ulcer healing and antioxidant activity of protoberberine alkaloid isolated from partially purified fraction of crude dichloromethane stem extract of coscinium fenestratum,Poster presented at the proceedings of Experimental Biology 2013 Boston Convention and Exhibition Center 2013.
  14. Okechukwu,P.N. The In-vivo Study of Anti-asthmatic Effect of Partially Purified Extracts from the Leaves of Labisia Pumila, Oral presented at the proceedings of International Conference on Natural Products (ICNP) March 4 2013.
  15. Okechukwu, P.N. Anti-Inflammatory, Antinociceptive and Antipyretic Investigation of Catechin – Like Compound from Partial Purification of Dichloromethane Crude Extracts from leaves of Labisia Pumila,Poster presented at the proceedings of International Conference on Natural Products (ICNP), March 4 2013
  16. Okechukwu, P.N. Bone proteome study in ovariectomised rats supplemented with palm vitamin E, Oral presented at the Proceedings of the International Conference on Bone, Muscle and Joint Diseases (ICBMJD) Perth Australia (December 6-7)2012 Vol 72.
  17. Okechukwu, P.N. Hypoglycemic activity of standardized extract of Coscinium fenestratum Stem Bark and its effect on liver and kidney functions parameters in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats,Oral presented at the Proceedings of the 6th European Congress of Pharmacology held in Granada from July 17th -20th 2012 (C072).
  18. Okechukwu, P.N. The Evaluation of Bone Proteome of Palm Vitamin E-Supplementation in Ovariectomised. Rats,Poster presented at the Proceedings of the experimental biology San Diego, CA.2012 April 21 - 25, 2012.
  19. Okechukwu, P.N. In-vitro and In-Vivo Studies of Antiasthmatic and Mast Cell Stabilizing Activity of Yemeni Sidr Honey,Poster presented at the Proceedings of the experimental biology San Diego, CA. 21 - 25, April 2012
  20. Okechukwu, P.N. The Evaluation of Bone Proteome in Palm vitamin –E Supplemented Ovariectomised Rats,Oral presented at the Proceedings of the 1st Annual Institute of Medical Molecular Biotechnology (IMMB) 25-26 Novermber. Carlton Holiday & Suites, Shah Alam Malaysia.
  21. Okechukwu, P.N. Anti-ulcer and Free radical scavenging effects of partial purified extract from the stem of Coscinium fenestratum, Poster presented at the Proceedings of the International University Conference (WASET) Paris, France, 24-26 August 2011
  22. Okechukwu, P.N. In-vitro antiasthmatic, antioxidant and mast cell stabilizing effects of crude dcm leaf extract of labisia pumila, Oral presented at the Proceedings of the 25th MSPP Scientific meeting, Malaysia (O027) May, 25-26th.
  23. Okechukwu, P.N. Antidiabetic and anti-oxidant effect of compounds isolated from partially purified fraction e of coscinium fenestratum, DCM stem extract on STZ-induced diabetic rats,Poster presented at the Proceedings of the 25th MSPP Scientific meeting, Malaysia May, 25-26th 2011
  24. Okechukwu, P.N. The evaluation of anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and analgesic effect of yemeni sidr honey, Poster presented at the Proceedings of the 25th MSPP Scientific meeting, Malaysia May, 2011
  25. Okechukwu, P.N. The study of antinociceptive, analgesic and antioxidant effect of crude and partially purified labisia pumila leaf extract,Poster presented at the Proceedings of the 25th MSPP Scientific meeting, Malaysia May, 25-26th 2011
  26. Okechukwu, P.N. The study of anti – ulcer effect of partially purified DCM extract from the stem of Coscinium fenestratum, Poster presented at the Proceedings of the 22nd Intervasity Biochemistry Seminar (P32) 19th March 2011.
  27. Okechukwu, P.N. In-vitro antihistaminergic, anticholinergic, antioxidant and mast cell stabilizing effects of partially purified Labisia pumila leaf extract, Poster presented at the Proceedings of the experimental biology 2011 Walter E. Washington Convention Center, April 9-13 2011.
  28. Okechukwu, P.N. Studies on the Anti-inflammatory, Antinociceptive and Antipyretics activities of extract from Leaves of Labisia pumila,Poster presented at the Proceedings of the experimental biology 2010 Anaheim Convention Center California April 24-28, 2010.
  29. Okechukwu, P.N.The Study of the Anti-ulcer and Radical Scavenging Effects of Extracts from the Stem of Coscinium Fenestratum, Poster presented at the Proceedings of the experimental biology 2010 Anaheim Convention Center California April 24-28, 2010
  30. Okechukwu, P.N. Studies on The Anti-inflammatory, Antinociceptive, and Antipyretics Activities of Extract from leaf’, labisia pumila,Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 21st Intervarsity Biochemistry Seminar (T14) 27th March 2009.
  31. Okechukwu, P.N. Evaluation of anti-ulcer and radical scavenging effects of extract from the stem of Coscinium fenestratum,Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 23rd MSPP Scientific meeting, May, Malaysia (PP19) 13th May 2009.
  32. Okechukwu, P.N. The study of Anti-inflammatory effect of extract from labisia pumila leaf’,Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and 3rd ASEAN Biochemistry Conference (PP76) 7th -8th. April 2009
  33. Okechukwu, P.N. ‘Anti-inflammatory and anti-nociceptive effects of alkaloids from Alseodaphne perakensis leaf extract, Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 20th Intervarsity Biochemistry Seminar UPM, March, Malaysia (PP22) 21st March 2009.
  34. Okechukwu, P.N. A study on the plasma glucose lowering effect of root extract from Thottea gradiflora Rottb on streptozotocin induced-diabetic rats,Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 22nd Malaysian Society of Pharmacology & Physiology Science meeting University of Malaya, Malaysia (PP68) 6th April 2008.
  35. Okechukwu, P.N. Isolation and Investigation of the hypotensive effect of semi – purified extract from the stem of Coscinium fenestratum,Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 19th Intervarsity Biochemistry Seminar University of Malaya, 22nd March 2008.
  36. Okechukwu, P.N. Isolation and Investigation of the hypotensive effect of semi – purified extract from the stem of Coscinium fenestratum,Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 19th Intervarsity Biochemistry Seminar University of Malaya, 22nd March 2008
  37. Okechukwu, P.N. Isolation and Evaluation of antidiabetic effect of DCM extract from the root of Thottea gradiflora Rottb on streptozotocin induced-diabetic rats, Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 19th Intervarsity Biochemistry Seminar UTAR, 22nd March (PP12) 2008.
  38. Okechukwu, P.N. Antidiabetic Effect of Thottea Grandiflora Rottb Extracts in Streptozocin Induced Diabetic,Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 18th Intervarsity Biochemistry Seminar University of Malaya, 17th March 2007.
  39. Okechukwu, P.N. Biological study (morphine-like and histaminergic) of partially purified extracts from the leaves of Alseodaphne perakensis (AP), Paper presented at the proceedings of the 15th World Congress of Pharmacology, P30006, Beijing, China 3rd July 2006.
  40. Okechukwu, P.N. An invitro study of the pharmacological effects of extracts from the leaves of Alseodaphne perakensis (AP)’, Paper presented at the proceedings of the Experimental Biology 06 (C176), San Francisco, USA 6th April 2006.

Awards and Recognitions

  1. Nigerian Excellence Award (NEA) 2018 “Recognition award”: Nigeria High Commission in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 2018
  2. Long service award: UCSI University (In recognition of 11 years of service) 2017
  3. Third prize winner (Best Poster Presentation Medical Biotech Category) Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Conference in Universiti Malaya 2015.
  4. Inclusion into Who’s Who in the world 28th Edition 2011 –“Award received innovation of innovation of antihistamine potential agent” 2011
  5. Bronze medal award (19th Intervarsity Biochemistry Seminar University of Malaya, 22nd March 2008
  6. Bronze medal award (Research and Development Exhibition University Putra Malaysia 2003). 2003

Networks and Collaborations on Research

  1. Dr Khairul Anuar Mat, Amin, Jabatan Sains Kimia Fakulti Sains Dan Teknologi, University Malaysia Terengganu
  2. Prof Dr. Norazlina Bt Mohamed, Department of Pharmacology Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center.Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  3. Prof Dr. Gabriele Ruth Anisah Froemming, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia
  4. Dr. Ketan C Ruparelia,Drug Discovery & Natural Products Research, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health and Life Science, DE Montfort University Leicester, United Kingdom.
  5. Prof Dr. Ghadeer A.R. Suaifan, Medicinal Chemistry & Instrument Analysis, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Science, Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Jordan.
  6. Dr. Beata Morak – Mlodawska, Department of Organic Chemistry, The Medical University of Silesia Poland.
  7. Prof Dr Patrick A. Onyeyili, Department of physiology, pharmacology & Biochemistry college of veterinary medicine, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi
  8. Professor Dr Martina Schmidt, Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Head Department. Center of Pharmacy, University of Groningen Netherlands

Contributions to Society

  1. Educate yourself Prevent Diabetes, Community health Event organised by Faculty of Applied Sciences UCSI University, Sunway Velocity Mall Cheras Nov 3 2018
  2. Member of the organizing committee for Awareness for Autism in conjuction with World Autism Day at UCSI University. 9th April 2018.
  3. Co-organizer of “Fight Hunger 30 Hour Famine” Charity Event to raise Funds for less privilege Programme organization by World vision and Adventure Club UCSI University 2010 -2018
  4. Advisor and planner health check & blood donation in taman yarl OUG (community) Kuala Lumpur event organized by His Sanctuary of Glory and Anjuran Dengan Kerjasama 2017- 2018
  5. Monthly Contribution to National Kidney Foundation 2015 till date