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
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
2019– International Society for Neurochemistry
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.  (in press). Neurovascular dysfunctions in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Metabolic Brain Disease.

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. doi:10.1016/j.jtemb.2020.126638

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.

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. doi: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. doi: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. doi:10.31364/SCIRJ/v6.i6.2018.P0618535

Poster presentations and talks

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

Okoh, C. O. A. (2019). 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, 21-23 August.

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