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Dr. Onyemaechi Azu

Senior Lecturer
Discipline of Clinical Anatomy, Nelson R MAndela School of Medicine, Durban, South Africa
719 Umbilo Road, Congella 4013

Brief Biography:

I am a lecturer in Anatomy, College of Health Sciences, University of Uyo-Nigeria. I teach Anatomy to undergraduate medical students as well as those of the basic medical Sciences of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry. I am also a postgraduate supervisor at both M.Sc and Ph.D levels in Anatomy. I am also involved in the development of plastination as a new teaching/research tool in Anatomical sciences.


Academic positions:

Postgraduate coordinator of the department. Adjunct consultant to the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria.


Research interests:

Andrology, endocrinology and histomorphometry


Any other information:


1. Azu OO (2005). Hypoglycaemic Activities of Extract of Garcinia kola Seeds in Normal, Hyperglycaemic and Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Rats. M. Sc. Dissertation, University of Lagos, Nigeria.
2. Azu OO (2010). The effect of Kigelia africana fruit extract on cisplatininduced testicular damage in Sprague-Dawley rats. Ph. D Thesis, University of Lagos, Nigeria.
3. Azu OO, Osinubi AA, Noronha CC, Okalanwon AO (2005). Hypoglycaemic activities of extracts of Garcinia kola seeds on normoglycaemic, hyperglycaemic and alloxan-induced diabetic rats. West Afr J of Anatomy 8: 141-149.
4. Osinubi AA, Ogunleye OO, Azu OO (2005). Evaluation of the antidiabetic property of Tapinanthus butungii leaves in normal and alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Afr J of Endocr Metab 6: 1-6.
5. Azu OO, Duru FIO, Osinubi AA, Norohna CC, Elesha SO and Okanlawon AO (2009). Preliminary study on the androgenic effects of Kigelia africana fruit extract in male Sprague-Dawley rats. Middle East Fertility Society Journal 14 (3): 185-191.
6. Azu OO, Duru FIO, Osinubi AA, Noronha CC, Elesha SO and Okanlawon AO (2010). Protective agent, Kigelia africana, against cisplatin-induced renal oxidative injury in Sprague-Dawley rats. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research 3: 84-88.
7. Azu OO, Duru FIO, Osinubi AA, Noronha CC, Elesha SO and Okanlawon AO (2010). Preliminary studies on the antioxidant effect of Kigelia africana fruit extract (Bignoniaceae) in male Sprague-Dawley rats. African Journal of Biotechnology 9(9): 1374-1381.
8. Azu OO, Duru FIO, Osinubi AA, Oremosu AA, Noronha CC, Elesha SO and Okanlawon AO (2010). Histomorphometric effects of Kigelia africana (Bignoniaceae) fruit extract following short-term treatment with cisplatin in male Sprague-Dawley rats. Middle East Fertility Society
Journal 15: 200-208.
9. Aina OO, Akintonwa A, Akinyede A, Olayemi SO, Agbaje EO, Olukosi YA, Okoh HI, Agomo CO, Azu OO, Mojekwu TO and Agomo PU (2010). Effect of dihydroartemisinin plus mefloquine combination and dihydroartemisinin alone on electrocardiogram in healthy Nigeria volunteers. International Journal of Malaria and Tropical Diseases (IJMTD) 5: 202-207.
10. Azu OO, Duru FIO, Osinubi AA, Oremosu AA, Noronha CC, Okanlawon AO and Elesha SO (2011). Long term treatment with Kigelia africana fruit extract ameliorates the testicular toxicity following administration of cisplatin in male Sprague-Dawley rats. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research 5(3): 388-397.
11. Azu OO and Osinubi AAA (2011). A survey of problem-based learning and traditional methods of teaching anatomy to 200 level pharmacy students of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lagos, Nigeria. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology 5 (2): 219-224.
12. Duru FIO, Olalekan OO, Azu OO, Okoko I (2011). L-arginine augments oxidative stress in cryptorchid testes of adult Sprague-Dawley rats. Journal of Medicine and Medical Science (JMMS) 2(4): 777-782.
13. Azu OO, Peter AI, Etuknwa B and Ekandem GJ (2012). The Awareness of Medical Students in Nigerian Universities about the Use of Plastinated Specimens for Anatomical Studies. Maced J Med Sci 5(1): 5-9.
14. Francis Ikechukwu Duru, Olawale Victor Adeteye and Onyemaechi Okpara Azu (2011). Effect of third degree burn injury on ovarian histology and hormonal milieu in female Sprague-Dawley rats. South Asian J Exp Biol 1 (6): 238-242. http://sajeb.org/index.php/sajeb/article/view/10366.
15. Aniekan I Peter, Onyemaechi O Azu, Ada Osuji, Anthony Uwa, Bassey Inyang (2012). Umbilical cord care amongst mothers in Ikot-Ansa community, Calabar municipality, Cross River state. Indo-Global Research Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2(2): 198-201.
16. Etuknwa BT, Azu OO, Peter AI, Ekandem GJ, Olaifa K, Aquaisua AN, Ikpeme E (2012). Ectopic pregnancy: Nigerian urban experience. Korean Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 55(5): 309-314 Doi.org/10.5468/KJOG.2012.55.5.309
17. Azu OO (2012). Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and Azu-CV testicular morphology: Current status and a case for stereological approach. Journal of Andrology 33(6): 1130-1142. Doi: 10.2164/jandrol.112.016758.
18. Peter AI, Azu OO, Ekandem G, Etuknwa BT and Bassey RB (2012). A survey of attitude of lecturers and students of anatomy towards making anatomy career friendly in Nigeria. Ibom Medical Journal 5(1): 39-44.
19. Azu OO (2012). The male genital tract in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART): implication for antioxidant therapy. J AIDS Clinic Res 3:169. doi:10.4172/2155-6113.1000169.
20. Azu OO, Peter AI, Aquaisua NA and Ekandem GJ (2013). Plastination technology for anatomical studies in Nigeria: A survey of opinion of teachers of anatomy in medical institutions. Health SA Gesondheid 18(1): 1-6. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v18i1.664
21. Duru FIO, Ajayi S and Azu OO (2013). The effect of vasectomy on testosterone and testicular parameters in the male adult African giant rat (Cricetomys gambianus). African Health Sciences 13(2): 483 - 489 http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v13i2.40 (ISSN: 1022-9272).
22. Azu OO (2013). The Sausage plant (Kigelia africana): A review of fertility potential and proposed pathways of action. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research 7(15): 903-910. Doi 10.5897/JMPR12.20 (ISSN: 1996-0875).
23. Oremosu AA, Akang EN, Adigwe CC, Okoko IE, Azu OO (2013). Posttreatment with Telfairia occidentalis seed oil attenuates alcohol-induced testicular damage in Sprague-Dawley rats. Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine 11(8): (ISSN: 1680-6433).
24. Azu OO, Naidu ECS and Naidu JS (2013). Choice of specialty amongst first year medical students in the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine


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