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Dr M.B FALANA (B.Sc., PGDE., M.Sc., Ph.D.)

Lecturer I

Historical Background

I am a Lecturer of Microbiology and Public Health at Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Nigeria. I had my Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees from Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria where I studied Medical Microbiology and Public Health. In addition,my B.Sc. (In Microbiology) and Postgraduate Diploma in Education degrees were obtained from Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, respectively. More than my profession as a tutor, I focus my research on medicinal plants, having realized the impact of adulteration, cost, poor cultural acceptability, and side effects associated with drugs. I have explored series of researches on medicinal plants and hope to further collaborate with researchers across the globe in giving such study a wider scope.

Education

  1. Ph.D. Medical Microbiology and Public Health: Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  2. M.Sc. Medical Microbiology and Public Health: Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  3. B.Sc. Microbiology 2nd Class Honors (Upper Division): Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto
  4. Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Upper Credit): Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto

Research Interest

i. Alternative antimicrobial Research

ii. Herbal Medicine: Safety and Efficacy Studies on Medical Plants

Publications

  1. Falana, M.B. and Nurudeen, Q.O. (2018). Antibacterial Activities and Effects of Dosage of Methanol and “Omidun” Extract of Vitellaria paradoxa (C.F. Gaertn) Root on Some Diarrheagenic Bacteria. Centrepoint Journal (Science Edition). 24(2): 121 – 138. (Official Journal of the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria). [Available on the internet http://ejournals.unilorin.edu.ng/journals/index.php/cjs/issue/view/156/Falana].

 

  1. Folami, S.O., Nurudeen, Q.O., Falana, M.B., Ajiboye, T.O. and Bamaiyi, A.J. (2020). Involvement of Oxidative Stress in Bactericidal Activity of Vanillic acid Against Staphylococcus aureus. Annals of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. 1(1): 67 – 72. (Official Journal of the Association of Specialist Medical Doctors in Academics, Sokoto State Chapter, Sokoto, Nigeria). [Available on the internet [Available on the internet https://doi.org/10.47838/acem.26011977.11162020.asmeda.11.0]. 

 

      

  1. Falana M. B., Bankole M. O., Omemu, A.M and Oyewole, O.B. (2011). Microorganisms associated with supernatant solution of fermented maize mash omidun from two varieties of maize grains. Researcher. 3(7): 1-7. [Available on the Internet http://www.sciencepub.net/researcher/research0307/01_5951research0307_1_7.pdf].

 

  1. Falana M. B.,   Bankole, M. O., Omemu, A. M. and Oyewole, O. B. (2012) Antimicrobial potentials of some selected microorganisms associated with supernatant solution of fermented maize mash Omidun. African Journal of Microbiology Research. 6 (19): 4095-4101. [Available on the internet https://academicjournals.org/journal/AJMR/article-abstract/50C719121388].

 

  1. Falana, M. B., Bankole, M. O. and Afolabi, R. O. (2015). Differential Antimicrobial Effects of Conventional and Ethnobotanical Extracts from Vitellaria paradoxa Roots, Barks and Leaves. British Microbiology Research Journal. 6 (1): 54-60.   [Available on the internet https://doi.org/10.9734/BMRJ/2015/12634].

 

  1. Falana, M. B., Bankole, M. O., Ojo, D. A. and Omemu, A. M. (2016). Haematological parameters of Diarrhoea Induced Albino rats Treated with Leaf, bark and root of V. paradoxa extracted using four solvents. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development. 3(2): 220-224. [Available on the internet DOI: 10.28933/ijtcm-2018-07-0401].

 

  1. Falana, M. B., Bankole, M.O., Ojo, D. A. Omemu, A. M. and Bankole, S. O. (2016).  Efficacy and Safety of Leaf, Bark and Root Extract of Vitellaria paradoxa on Diarrhoea Induced Albino Rats. American Journal of Microbiological Research. 4(3): 73-76. DOI:10.12691/ajmr-4-3-1. [Available on the internet https://doi.org/10.1016/S2305-0500(13)60060-3].

 

  1. Falana, M. B., Bankole, M. O., Ojo, D. A. and Omemu, A. M. (2016). Comparative Phytochemical Investigation of the Various Parts of Vitellaria paradoxa. Journal of Natural Sciences Research. 6 (11): 74- 80. [Available on the internet https://doi.org/10.7176/JNSR].

 

  1. Falana, M. B., Bankole, M. O.  and Omemu, A. M. (2016).  Comparative Antimicrobial Potentials of “Omidun” Obtained from Yellow and White Maize Varieties. African Journal of Microbiology Research. 10 (27): 1018-1023. [Available on the internet https://doi.org/10.5897/AJMR2015.7870].

 

  1. Falana, M. B., Bankole, M. O.  and Omemu, A. M. (2018). In vivo effects of dosage of leaf, bark and root extracts of V. paradoxa on diarhoea-induced albino rats. International Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine. 3(8): 1 – 10.  DOI: 10.28933/ijtcm-2018-07-0401 [Available on the internet https://doi.org/10.1016/S2305-0500(13)60060-3].

 

  1. Falana, M. B., Umar, A., Bankole, M. O. and Omemu A. M. (2018). Synergistic Assessment of Lactobacillus plantarum, Aspergillus fumigatus and Some Yeasts Isolated from “Omidun” Against Diarrheagenic Bacteria. International Journal of Innovative Science and Research Technology. 3(10): 276 – 283. [Available on the internet https://ijisrt.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/IJISRT18OC70].

 

  1. Falana, M.B. and Nurudeen, Q.O. (2019). Assessment of secondary metabolites and antimicrobial activities of four solvent extracts of Vernonia amygdalina leaves on some selected pathogenic microorganisms. Pacific Journal of Medical Sciences. 20(1): 52-63. (Official Journal of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea). [Available on the internet https://www.pacjmedsci.com/MB%20Falana%20and%20QO%20Nurudeen%20Pac%20J%20Med%20Sci_Vol%2020%20No%201%20Nov%202019%20pp%2052-63.pdf].

 

  1. Abubakar, I.B., Ukwuani-Kwaja, A.N., Olayiwola, F.S., Malami, I., Muhammad, A., Ahmed, S.J., Nurudeen, Q.O. and Falana, M.B. (2020). An Inventory of Medicinal Plants Used for the Treatment of Cancer in Kwara and Lagos State, Nigeria. European Journal of Integrative Medicine. 34: 1-10. (Article 1D: 101062). Published by Elsevier, Ireland [Available on the internet https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eujim.2020.101062].

 

  1. Falana, M. B. and Nurudeen, Q. O. (2020). Analysis of Secondary Metabolites and In Vitro Evaluation of Extracts of Carica papaya and Azadirachta indica Leaves on Selected Human Pathogens. Notulae Scientia Biologicae. 12(1): 57 – 73. (Official Journal of the Horticulture and Forestry Society from Transylvania). [Available on the internet https://doi.org/10.15835/nsb12110541].

 

  1. Falana, M. B. and Nurudeen, Q. O. (2020). Evaluation of Phytochemical Constituents and in Vitro Antimicrobial Activities of Leaves Extracts of Calotropis procera Against Certain Human Pathogens. Notulae Scientia Biologicae. 12(2): 208 – 221. (Official Journal of the Horticulture and Forestry Society from Transylvania). [Available on the internet https://doi.org/10.15835/nsb12210699].

 

  1. Nurudeen, Q.O., Salimon, S.S., Falana, M. B., Oweh, O.T. and Abubakar, I.B. (2020). Antioxidant activity and toxicological implications of the aqueous extract of Phyllanthus amarus (Euphorbiaceae) leaves in female Wistar rats. Pacific Journal of Medical Sciences. 21(1): 29 – 40. (Official Journal of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea). [Available on the internet https://www.pacjmedsci.com/QO.%20Nurudeen%20et%20al%20Pac%20J%20Med%20Sci%20Vol%2021%20No%201%20Sept%202020%20pp%2029-40.pdf].

 

  1. Nurudeen, Q. O. and Falana, M. B. (2021). Identification and Quantification of Secondary Metabolites and the Antimicrobial Efficacy of Leaves Extracts of Some Medicinal Plants. Zanco Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences. 33(1): 91 – 106. (Official Journal of Salahaddin University-Erbil, Iraq). [DOI:  https://zancojournals.su.edu.krd/index.php/JPAS].

 

 

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