C. Ofure A. Okoh

C. Ofure A. Okoh

Doctoral Candidate
Research interests: • synaptic plasticity, connectivity, and regulation in cognitive mechanisms • epigenetics in neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism • association between social-behavioral output and neuronal signaling using neuroimaging techniques as EEG, MRI, and fMRI


Academic education

since 2020   Doctoral candidate, Max Planck School of Cognition, Leipzig, Germany
                       Doctoral research performed at Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany
                       Supervisor: Elisabeth B. Binder
                       Lab rotations in the orientation phase: Elisabeth B. Binder, Isabel Dziobek, and Christine Heim

2018–2019  Master of Science in Human Anatomy, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria

2011–2016  Bachelor of Science in Human Anatomy, Cross River University of Technology, Calabar, Nigeria


Academic awards, scholarships and memberships

2020              Financial study aid, Coursera/Yale University, CT, USA
since 2019   International Society for Neurochemistry
since 2018   Young African Leadership Initiative
2017              Heads of department prizes for overall best graduating student, Cross River University of Technology, Calabar, Nigeria
2016–2018  Anatomical Society of Nigeria



2019–2020 Laboratory instructor to undergraduate students, Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria



Ijomone, O. K., Osahon, I. R., Okoh, C. O. A., Akingbade, G. T., & Ijomone, O. M. (2021). Neurovascular dysfunctions in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Metabolic Brain Disease, 36(6), 1109–1117. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11011-021-00710-x

Gbotolorun, S. C., Okoh, C. O. A., & Oshodi, O. Y. (2020). Prenatal supplementation with Curcuma longa ameliorates oxidative stress, improves social behaviour and hippocampal alterations in valproic acid-induced Autism in Sprague-Dawley rat. Nigerian Journal of Neuroscience, 11(1), 8–20. http://doi.org/10.47081/njn2020.11.1/002

Ijomone, O. M., Olung, N. F., Akingbade, G. T., Okoh, C. O. A., & Aschner, M. (2020). Environmental influence on neurodevelopmental disorders: Potential association of heavy metal exposure and Autism. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, 62, 126638. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtemb.2020.126638

Miah, M. R., Ijomone, O. M., Okoh, C. O. A., Ijomone, O. K., Akingbade, G. T., Kea, T., Kruma, B., Martins, A. C., Akinyemia, A., Aranoff, N., Soaresa, F. A. A., Bowmanh, A. B., & Aschnera, M. (2020). The effects of Manganese overexposure on brain health. Neurochemistry International, 135, 104688. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuint.2020.104688

Ijomone, O. M., Aluko, O. M., Okoh, C. O. A., Martins, A. C., & Aschner, M. (2019). Calcium signaling in Manganese neurotoxicity. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, 56, 146–155. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtemb.2019.08.006

Ude, R. A., Maduka, C., Ofure, C., Ugochukwu, E. G., & Anibeze, C. I. (2018). A study on the cervical lordotic angle and torg's ratio in adult population of cross River state Nigeria. Scientific Research Journal, VI, 25–29. https://doi.org/10.31364/SCIRJ/v6.i6.2018.P0618535


Poster presentations and talks

Okoh, C. O. A. (2019, August). Tumeric (Curcuma long) ameliorates oxidtive stress improves social behavior and hippocampal alteration in Valproic acid-induced model of Autism in Sprague-Dawley rats. 14th UNILAG Annual Research Conference and Fair.

Okoh, C. O. A. (2019, July). Women in STEM - Young female awareness scheme. TReND Molecular and synthetic biology for biomedical research, Federal University of Technology, Nigeria.

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