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  • Area of Specialization: Environmental Biochemistry and Toxicology
  • Department of Biochemistry

  • Dr. Augustine Apiamu is a lecturer at the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Delta State University, Abraka, and conducts research in the field of Environmental Biochemistry and Toxicology. He holds a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) degree in Biochemistry with Second Class (Upper Division) from the Delta State University, Abraka, Master of Science (M. Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from the University of Benin, Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), Kaduna and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Biochemistry from the Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. Dr. Apiamu’s research interest includes fate, toxicological characterization and management of environmental pollutants on diverse biological systems through the deployment of robust biochemical and molecular tools. His multidimensional approach is geared towards the investigation of local biological content for the decontamination of these toxicants at low-cost. Dr. Apiamu is progressively publishing in high impact peer-reviewed journals, and presently serves as editorial board member and peer reviewer to reputable journals, publishers and scientific organizations. Dr. Apiamu is a member of several professional organizations, which include the Teachers' Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), the Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB), the West African Society of Toxicology (WASOT), the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), amongst others. Despite his professional activities, Dr. Apiamu also engages in freelance commentary and analysis of modern-day socio-political issues.
    My Publications
  1. Tonukari, N.J., Anigboro, A.A., Avwioroko, O.J., Egbune, E.O., Ezedom, T., Ajoh, A., Edema, U., Orhonigbe, U., Apiamu, A., and Aganbi, E. (2023) Biochemical properties of and biotechnological applications of cassava peels, Biotechnology and Molecular biology Reviews/Academic Journals Vol.4 Pages: 1-9

  2. Tesi, G.O., Kpomah, E.D., Ossai, J.C., Apiamu, A., Orji, O., and Olorunfemi, D.O. (2023) Hydroxylated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in urines of commercial motorcyclists in Southern Part of Nigeria, Chemistry Africa/Springer Vol. Pages:

  3. Evuen, U.F., Okolie, P.N., Apiamu, A., and Kpomah, E.D. (2023) Attenuation of frozen storage-induced toxicity in beef via incorporation of culinary spices, Food and Humanity/Elsevier Vol.1 Pages: 489-499

  4. Apiamu, A., Orhonigbe, I., Evuen, U.F., Kadiri, H.E., Okoro, I.O., and Kpomah, E.D. (2023) In-vitro nutritional, phytochemical, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory analyses indicated disparity in Cola nitida L. and Garcinia kola Heckel used in Nigeria., FUDMA Journal of Sciences Vol.7 Pages: 102-111

  5. Apiamu, A., Avwioroko, O.J., Evuen, U.F., Kadiri, H.E., Kpomah, E.D., Anigboro, A.A., Ugbebor, G., and Asagba, S.O. (2023) Exposure to nickel-cadmium contamination of drinking water culminates in liver cirrhosis, renal azotemia and metabolic stress in rats, Biological Trace Element Research Vol. Pages:

  6. 10. Apiamu, A., Osawaru, S.U., Asagba, S.O., Evuen, U.F. and Achuba, F.I. (2022) Exposure of African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) to Lead and Zinc Modulates Membrane-Bound Transport Protein: A Plausible Effect on Na+/K+-ATPase Activity., Biological trace Element Research /Springer Nature Vol.200 Pages: 4160–4170

  7. Ojo, I., Apiamu, A., Egbune, E.O., and Tonukari, N.J. (2022) Biochemical Characterization of Solid-State Fermented Cassava Stem (Manihot esculenta Crantz-MEC) and Its Application in Poultry Feed Formulation, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology /Springer Nature Vol.194 Pages: 2620–2631

  8. Avwioroko, O.J., Anigboro, A.A., Otuechere, C.A., Atanu, F.O., Dairo, O.F., Oyetunde, T.T., Ilesanmi, B.O., Apiamu, A., Ejoh, A.S., Olorunnisola, D. Alfred, M.O., Omorogie, M.O, and Tonukari, N.J. (2022) a-Amylase inhibition, anti-glycation property and characterization of the binding interaction of citric ac with a-amylase using multiple spectroscopic, kinetics and molecular docking approaches. , Journal of Molecular Liquids/Elsevier Vol.360 Pages: 119454

  9. Kadiri, H.E., and Apiamu, A. (2022) Aframomum melegueta: A stimulator of liver function enzymes and a down-regulator of cyanide-mediated oxidative injuries in rats, , Science World Journal/African Journal Online Vol.17 Pages: 375-379.

  10. Evuen, U.F., Okolie, N.P., and Apiamu, A. (2022) Evaluation of the mineral composition, phytochemical and proximate constituents of three culinary spices in Nigeria: a comparative study. Scientific Reports, Scientific Reports/Elsevier Vol.12 Pages: 20705

  11. Obiwulu, E.N.O., Apiamu, A. and Ugbebor, G (2021) Distinctive roles of butylated hydroxytoluene and ascorbic acid in lead-instigated oxidative stress in Wistar rats, Tropical Journal of Natural Product Research Vol.5 Pages: 135-139

  12. 2. Apiamu, A. and Asagba, S.O. (2021) Zinc-cadmium interactions instigated antagonistic alterations in lipid peroxidation, ascorbate peroxidase activity and chlorophyll synthesis in Phaseolus vulgaris leaves, Scientific African Vol.11 Pages: e00688

  13. Evuen, U.F., Apiamu, A., Okolie, N.P. and Orji, B.O. (2020) Protective activity of root extract of Raphiostylis beninensis against carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatotoxicity in Wistar rats, Biokemistri Vol.32(2) Pages: 93-100

  14. Apiamu, A., Asagba, S.O. and Tonukari, N.J. (2019) Role of Anthocleista vogelii in serum antioxidant defence system in cadmium-induced oxidative stress in Wistar rats, Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences Vol.8(12) Pages: 1-13

  15. Apiamu, A., Obiwulu, E.N.O. and Evuen, U.F. (2019) Evaluation of the Effects of Anthocleista vogelii Leaf Extracts on Some Biochemical and Physiological Indices in Wistar Albino Rats: A Toxicological Study, Tropical Journal of Natural Product Research Vol.3(7) Pages: 235-239.

  16. Asagba, S.O., Apiamu, A. and Enokpe, F.E. (2019) Effects of nickel toxicity on the indices of germination and Ca2+ activity in cowpea plant (Vigna unguiculata)., Journal of Applied Science and Environmental Management,
    file:///C:/Users/HP/Downloads/188279-Article%20Text-478342-1-10-20190719.pdf Vol.23(6) Pages: 1147-1152

  17. Asagba, S.O and Apiamu, A. (2019) Deciphering the antioxidant and free radical-scavenging capacity of Anthocleista vogelii., Journal of Natural Sciences Research Vol.9(12) Pages: 67-79

  18. Apiamu, A., Asagba, S.O. and Tonukari, N.J. (2018) Reporting the toxicological profile of methanolic leaf extract of Anthocleista vogelii planch on Wistar rats., Journal of Applied Science and Environmental Management Vol.22(6) Pages: 887-894