Francis A. Fakoya, MBChB, MSc, PhD

Francis A. Fakoya, MBChB, MSc, PhD
Professor of Anatomy, Histology and Cell Biology
Adjunct Research Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine
WINDREF Research Fellow, Windward Island Research and Education Foundation, St. George’s
Department of Anatomical Sciences
Former Chair, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
Phone: (473) 444 - 4175 ext. 2485
Fax: (473) 444 - 1602


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Dr. Fakoya attended Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, and received a MB.ChB. in 1990, a MSc in 1999, and a PhD in 2003. Dr. Fakoya continues to further his education and has received extensive research training in reproductive toxicology, neurochemistry, and cytogenetics.

Since 2007 while at St. George’s University, Dr. Fakoya has held the position of Associate Professor, Histology and Cell Biology, and now Professor of Anatomy, Histology and Cell Biology in the School of Medicine, Department of Anatomical Sciences, and served in the capacity of Research Fellow with WINDREF. Since 2008 he has held the position of Adjunct Research Professor, at the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Fakoya is an invited peer reviewer for International Scholastic Journals: Reproductive Toxicology, PLoS Medicine and Journal of Anatomical Sciences (Assistant Editor).
Dr. Fakoya has been invited as Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Neurochemistry, Paul-Flechsig Brain Research Institute, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, (2001), and as Visiting Senior Lecturer, Department of Anatomy, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria (2004-2005), where he was the Pioneer Acting Director, Institute of Health Research and Postgraduate Training, Project Director, Laboratory Animal Center, and Senior Lecturer, Department of Anatomy.

During the years 1994-2007 Dr. Fakoya held many positions and served in several diverse capacities with the Obafemi Awolowo University. On a departmental level he has served as coordinator of Year III Medical and Dental Anatomy Programme, Dissection and Embalming Services, and Tissue Culture Laboratory as well as Chief of same. As a faculty member, he has taught Anatomy and Cell Biology and served on several Faculty Boards and Review Panels. On a University level he has served as Representative of Congregation on Health Center Management Board.

Dr. Fakoya’s work experience outside of Obafemi Awolowo University includes positions of Medical Officer, Hassanat Memorial Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria (1993-1994), Senior House Officer (National Service), General Hospital Kazaure, Jigawa State. (1992-1993),Internship, Wesley Guild Hospital, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ilesa (1990-1991).

Dr. Fakoya has supervised 4 graduate students in their research endeavors and is the recipient of the National Youth Service Corps Certificate, 1993.

Dr. Fakoya’s research focuses on the evaluation of animal systems (in-vivo and in-vitro) for toxicological effects of alcohol and some natural plant products”.

Areas of Interest
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Reproductive Toxicology, Teratology, Neurochemistry, Natural Plant Extracts, Experimental Developmental Biology, Laboratory Animal Welfare
WINDREF Research Fellow, Member, Nigeria Medical Association, Anatomical Society of Nigeria (Former Assistant Editor of the Society’s official journal), International Society for Neurochemistry, International Society for Developmental Neuroscience, West African Society of Anatomy, Society of Neuroscientists of Africa, Neurotoxicity Society., The School of Veterinary Medicine, University of West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, Alcohol related hospital admissions in Grenada, Grenada Ministry of Health.
Selected Publications

Fakoya, F.A. (2012) Who is concerned about animal care and use in developing countries? ALTEX Proceedings. Proceedings of WC8. 1:265-269

Shallie P.D., Fakoya F.A., Fakunle P.B. (2012) Glucose deprivation and nephropathy: evaluation of structural lesions. Int J Cur Biomed Phar Res. 2(2): 272-27

Fakunle P. B., Fakoya F. A. and Shallie P. D. (2011) Impairment activities of succinic dehydrogenase in the lateral geniculate body and superior colliculus of adult wistar rats (Rattus norvegicus) as a result of long term intake of ethanol consumption. Journal of Neuroscience and Behavioural Health 3:57- 65

Elufioye TO, Alatise OI, Fakoya FA, Agbedahunsi JM, Houghton PJ. (2009) Toxicity studies of Tithonia diversifolia A. Gray (Asteraceae) in rats. J. Ethnopharmacol. 122(2):410-5.

Bakinde N., Fakoya F.A., Lüth H.J. (2007). Basal forebrain and midbrain raphe origins of NOS-containing axons in the rat visual cortex. Journal of Anatomical Sciences, 1:11-16.

Sowemimo A.A., Fakoya F.A., Awopetu I., Omobuwajo O.R., Adesanya S.A. (2007). Toxicity and mutagenic activity of some selected Nigerian plants. J Ethnopharmacol, 113:427-32.

Fakoya, F. A., and Caxton-Martins, E. A. (2006) Neocortical neurodegeneration in young adult wistar rats prenatally exposed to ethanol. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 28:229-237.

Selected Projects

Fakoya, F.A. Founder & Principal, ACURET.Org

Fakoya, F.A. National Coordinator, Grenada National Brain Bee Challenge. with affiliation to the International Brain Bee Championship

Fakoya, F.A. Alcohol Study Group: Evaluation of the pattern of alcohol use, misuse and abuse in Grenada and the impact on prevalence of neurodevelopmental disorders.

Fakoya, F.A. Toxicological assessment of natural plants products of medicinal use from Grenada.

Fakoya, F.A. Initiator and primary organizer: Seminars on “Ethical Issues in Animal Experimentation”