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Dr. Olubukola Adenubi, a member of the Nigerian Women in STEM (NWiSTEM) and the Acting Head, Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Veterinary Medicine (COLVET), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Ogun State, has been selected as a temporary adviser of the Vector Control Action Group of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Her functions include providing guidance to product developers, innovators, and researchers, through WHO on the public health value of new vector control interventions. She would be working in a multi-disciplinary team of experts from different countries. This appointment would increase the visibility and global rating of FUNAAB as well as serve as a link for future collaborations.

Dr. Adenubi attended the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, wherein in 2000, she obtained a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine degree with distinction. She joined FUNAAB in 2005 as one of the pioneer lecturers in the Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology. In 2009, she obtained an MSc in Pharmacology from the University of Ibadan, and bagged a PhD in Paraclinical Sciences at the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2017.

The Acting HoD is a recipient of several grants and awards, among which are best graduating student (2000), Schlumberger Faculty for the Future Award (2014), University of Pretoria PGSA Merit Award for the best PhD student, Department of Paraclinical Sciences (2016), L’Oreal-UNESCO Award for the top five female PhD students in Africa (2015), and TETFund Intervention in Research Project (2019-2020). She has been involved in the evaluation of natural products that may supply promising leads for formulating standardised products that can be developed commercially for the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases affecting animals and humans, especially in developing countries. Her technical competence and ability to present evidence-based scientific opinions in a constructive manner would be brought to fore in this new role.

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