Microbiology

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

The department of Microbiology was established in February, 2012 under the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences. The Department started with Professor Abrar A. Khan as the pioneer head.

Presently, the Department has 11 Academic Staff, 5 Laboratory staff and 2 Administrative staff.

The programme started with 44 students at level 100, who were admitted during the 2012/2013 academic session. Presently, the Department has a total population of over 250 students across level 100 to 300 level.

PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROGRAMME

Microbiology has a direct relationship with most scientific disciplines. Manpower from different disciplines of Microbiology is highly demanded due to the importance of the course in different aspects of our daily activities. The course is of immense importance in order:

  • To train the new generation of our population through different disciplines of Microbiology for meeting the requirements of public and private sectors within and outside the country.
  • To engage in researches towards the determination of possible ways of controlling disease endemics that over the years poses serious threat to health status in the country
  • To proper conserve our natural ecosystem.
  • To create awareness of environmental pollution and how to take charge of it.

MANDATES OF THE PROGRAMME

The department is saddled with the mandates to produce:

  1. Skilled manpower capable of working in Medical laboratories, Petroleum industries, National and Multinational Companies, food and pharmaceutical industries, Environmental firms, Government and Non-governmental organizations, Academia among others.
  2. Graduates capable of undertaking further studies and research in disciplines like; medicine, food nutrition, pharmacology, agriculture, horticulture, environmental conservation and pollution control, renewable energy, petroleum industry, forensic science etc.
  3. Graduates that can work with Government on issues like biomedical research, climate change mitigation & adaptation, environmental protection etc.

PROSPECTIVES

Education and training in Microbiology provides a platform for many fulfilling and unique professional career opportunities. Most of these are in government research institutions, human and animal health professions, environmental and agricultural sciences and more recently, in forensic sciences and biosafety. Effective communication of science to public is critically important in modern society, so there are many career opportunities for individuals who possess skills in microbiology.

Microbiologist plays a vital role in places like Nat. Inst. for Trypanosome Research (NITR), Nat. Veterinary Research Inst. (NVRI), Inter. Inst. of Tropical Agric. (IITA), Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), Nat. Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and Federal Ministry of Environment among others.

ACADEMIC STAFF

S/NO NAME RANK GENDER QUALIFICATION TYPE OF APP
1 Dr. Usman Aliyu Dutsinma Senior Lecturer/HOD M BSc, AMLSCN MS.c Phd Visiting
2 Prof. M. D. Mukhtar Professor M Ph.D. Microbiology Visiting
3 Prof. Saleh Alhaji Ado Professor M Ph.D. Microbiology Visiting
4 Dr. Faruk Sarkinfada Reader M Ph.D (Med. MCB) Visiting
5 Dr. Shamsuddeen Umar Senior Lecturer M PhD Microbiology Visiting
6 Dr. Muhammad B. Tijjani Lecturer I M Ph.D. Microbiology Visiting
7 Badiyya Hassan Mashi Lecturer I F MSc. Microbiology Visiting
8 Dr. Aminu Ado Lecturer I M Ph.D. Ecology & Env. Studies Visiting
9 Dr. Aminu Bukar Lecturer I M Ph.D. Microbiology Visiting
10 Dr. Muhammad Sani Aliyu Lecturer I M Ph.D. Microbiology Visiting
11 Bashir Abdulkadir Lecturer II M M.Sc. Mcb & Plnt Pathology Tenure
12 Abdulmalik Yakubu Lecturer II M MSc. Microbiology Tenure
13 Zubairu Umar Darma Assistant Lecturer M M.Sc. Environmental Microbiology Tenure
14 Sani Aliyu Assistant Lecturer M M.Sc. Med. Microbiology Tenure
15 Kabir Kamaluddeen Assistant Lecturer M MSc. Biotechnology Tenure
16 Muhktar Gambo Lawal Graduate Assistant M BSc. Microbiology Tenure
17 Fatima Muhktar Graduate Assistant F BSc. Microbiology Tenure
18 Hayatuddeen Muhammed R. Graduate Assistant M BSc. Microbiology Tenure
19 Baha'uddeen Salisu D. Graduate Assistant M B.Sc. Microbiolgy Tenure
20 Umma Salma A. Saulawa Graduate Assistant F B.Sc. Microbiolgy Tenure