Lecturer I
Department of Biological Science

Historical Background

In 1985, I was born in Kano State into Mr and Mrs Ibrahim Taoheed’s household. My father was a Mechanical engineer and my mother a trader. They were both from Ife-Olukotun, a village in Kogi State’s Yagba -East LGA. Kano State is where I grew up and began my education. My mother, a trader, was our lesson teacher, assisting with homework and, in most cases, solving mathematical equations. I grew up in a close-knit household that emphasized love and Islamic values. We relocated to Ilorin in 1991 after a communal crisis and i have been residing in Ilorin since then. I am Married to Engineer Ayinde Mohammed Usman from Ifelodun LGA in Kwara State, and our union is blessed with four children.


My academic journey began in 1988 at the Muslim Community Nursery and Primary School in Kano State. When my family moved to Ilorin in 1991, I transferred to Abdul-Aziz Atta Nursery and Primary School, where I graduated as headgirl and top pupil in Quantitative Year 1997. I attended Unilorin Secondary School, Ilorin and completed my secondary education in 2003.I attended the University of Ilorin from 2004 to 2008, graduating with a B.Sc. Hons. in Microbiology before joining the National Youth Service Corps in Bauchi State. Following the completion of my NYSC program, I enrolled in a Postgraduate degree in Microbiology at the University of Ilorin, from which I graduated with a Master of Science in Microbiology in 2011 and conducted research on the bioconversion of wastes into organic solvents. Year 2012, I enrolled for another postgraduate programme in Microbiology at the University of Ilorin and graduated with a Philosophy of Science in microbiology in 2023 and conducted research in Industrial and pharmaceutical Microbiology.

Research Interest

Phytomedicine, Bioconversion of wastes


1. Ajiboye,T.O, Ajiboye,H.O, Mohammed,A.O, Yusuf,I.I, Habibu,R.S,Ibitoye,O.B, Saidu,K, Haliru,F.Z,Olamilekan,N,Uwazie,J,N,Muritala,H and Bello,S.A.(2018).Involvement of oxidative stress in protocatechuic acid-mediated bacterial lethality.Microbiology open 6(4):DOI.10.1002/mbo3.472.

2. Mohammed,A.O, Ajiboye, T.O., Haliru,F.Z, Muritala,H, Uwazie,N ,Ibitoye, O.B, Yusuf,I.I and Bello,S.A.(2016).Contribution of reactive oxygen species to(+)-catechin-mediated bacterial lethality.Chemico-biological interactions chempoint. 0.3beb61.

3. Ajiboye,T. O,Mohammed, A.O,Bello, S.A, Ibitoye, O.B, Muritala, H and Onajobi, I.B. (2016). Antibacterial activity of Syzigium aromaticum seed: studies on oxidative stress biomarkers and membrane permeability using Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa Staphylococcus aureus. Microbial Pathogenesis 95. DOI.10.1016/j.micpath.2016.03.011.

4. Ajiboye, T.O, Iliasu, G. A, Adeleye, A.O, Ojewuyi, O.B, Kolawole, F.L, Bello, S.A. and Mohammed, A.O (2015). A fermented sorghum/millet based beverage, Obiolor, extenuates high-fat diet induced dyslipidaemia and redox imbalance in the liver of rats. Science of food and Agriculture. (wileyonlinelibrary.com) DOI 10.100/jsfa.7150.

5. Ojewuyi, O.B, Ajiboye, T.O, Adebanjo, E.O,Balogun, A and Mohammed, A.O. (2014). Proximate composition,Phytochemical content and minerals of Polyalthia longifolia Sonn. Leaves. Fountain journal of Natural and Applied Sciences: 3(1): 10-19.

6. Ajiboye, T.O, Iliasu, G.A, Ojewuyi,O.B, Abdulazeez A.T, Mohammed, A.O, Kolawole, F.L (2014).Sorghum-based alcoholic beverage, Burukutu, perturbs the redox status of the liver of male rats. Food Science&Nutrition 2(5): 591-596.

7. Mohammed, A.O and Kobomoje,O.S. (2013): Production of Citric acid from shea fruit waste using Aspergillus niger. Pelagia research 3(2): 104-106

8. Kobomoje,O.S. and Mohammed, A.O (2013): Production of Giberrelic acid from shea fruit waste using Aspergillus niger. Pelagia research 3(2): 103-105