FABORO Esther (Ph.D)

Senior Lecturer


Dr. Faboro is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Industrial Chemistry Programme. She holds a B. Tech. degree in Industrial Chemistry from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, M. Sc. Organic Chemistry from University of Ibadan, M. Phil. (2012) and Ph. D. (2016) in Chemistry respectively from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

She is an Organic Chemist whose area of specialisation is Natural Product Chemistry. She has been working on medicinal plants with a view of developing a novel drug in the treatment and management of cardio vascular diseases and inflammatory conditions. She also carry out biological assays on plant extracts.

She is privileged to have Professor Craig Adeyemi Obafemi of Obafemi Awolowo University who served as her supervisor both for her M. Phil and Ph.D degrees as her mentor. She had opportunities of visiting West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA, working in the laboratory of Professor Patrick Callery in 2010 and University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA, working with Professor Armando McDonald in 2014.


  • Ph. D. (2016) in Chemistry, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
  • M. Phil. (2012) in Chemistry, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
  • M. Sc. in Organic Chemistry, University of Ibadan
  • B. Tech. in Industrial Chemistry, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi


  • Soap from Theobroma cacao (cocoa) and Elaeis guineensis (palm kernel oil). African Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 17(24), pp. 760-766 Olonisakin, A., Ajayi, F. A., Atolaiye, B. O., Faboro, E. O. (2008). Controlled release profile of essential oil formulations using gas chromatography b Int. J. Chem Sci. Vol. 1 No. 1.
  • O. O. Ogunsina, M. O. Oladimeji and E. O. Faboro (2009) Mortality and Antifeedants Evaluation of Hexane and Ethanol Extracts of Lantana Camara (Verbenaceae), African Nutmeg [Monodoro myristica (Gaertn) Dunal] and Enuopiri (Euphorbia Laterifloria, Schum and Thonner) against Subterranean Termite Workers (Macroterme Michaelseni) Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry Journal Vol. 91 No. 5.
  • O. O. Ogunsina, M. O. Oladimeji and E. O. Faboro (2009) Evaluation of extracts of Lantana camara (verbenaceae), African nutmeg (Monodora myristica (Gaertn) Dunal] and Enuopiri (Euphorbia laterifloria, Schum and Thonner) as Protectant against Maize Weevil (Sitophilus zeamais motschulsky). Journal of Chemical Sciences, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp 244 - 248
  • Oyewole O. I., Owoseni A. A. and Faboro E. O. (2010) Studies on medicinal and toxicological properties of Cajanus cajan, Ricinus communis and Thymus vulgaris. J. Medicinal. Plant Res. Vol. 4(19), pp. 2004-2008.
  • Odebunmi, E.O., Olutona, G.O., Akintunde, E.A., Faboro, E.O., Balogun, O.S. and *Oluwaniyi, O.O. (2016). Trace Metal Levels of Drinking Water Sources in Parts of Osun State, Nigeria. Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies & Management 7(6): 635 –644.
  • Esther O. Faboro, Liqing Wei, Shaobo Liang, Armando G. McDonald, Craig A. Obafemi (2016). Characterization of dichloromethane and methanol extracts from the leaves of a medicinal plant: Globimetula oreophila. Industrial Crops and Products 83 391b399.
  • Esther O. Faboro, Liqing Wei, Shaobo Liang, Armando G. McDonald and Craig A. Obafemi (2016). Phytochemical Analyzes from the Leaves of Bryophyllum pinnatum. European Journal of Medicinal Plants 14(3): 1-10, Article no.EJMP.26156ISSN: 2231-0894, NLM ID: 101583475.
  • Esther O. Faboro, Wisut Wichitnithad, Olatomide Fadare, David A. Akinpelu, Craig A. Obafemi (2016). Antibacterial and antioxidant activities and phytochemical screening of aqueous methanol extracts of eight Nigerian medicinal and aromatic plants. Journal of Pharmacy Research, 10(7), 523-532.
  • Chijioke John Ajaelu, Modupe O. Dawodu, Esther Oremeyi Faboro, Olusola Sunday Ayanda (2017). Copper Biosorption by Untreated and Citric Acid Modified Senna alata Leaf Biomass in a Batch System: Kinetics, Equilibrium and Thermodynamics. Physical Chemistry.7 (2): 31-41 DOI: 10.5923/j.pc.20170702.02
  • Oyewole, JA; Olasupo, T; Akinpelu, JA; Faboro, EO (2018) Prediction of Soil Temperature at Various Depths Using a Mathematical Model. J. Appl. Sci. Environ. Manage. Vol. 22 (9) 1417–1420.
  • Adebomi A. Ikotun, Esther O. Faboro, Adejoke S. Kolade and Abimbola A. Owoseni (2018). Studies on enhanced African black
  • Esther O. Faboro, Idowu J. Olawuni, Bolajoko A. Akinpelu, Oluokun O. Oyedapo, Ezekiel O. Iwalewa and Craig A. Obafemi (2018). In Vitro Evaluation of Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Properties of Methanol and Dichloromethane Extracts of the Leaf of Globimetula oreophila. Chemical Science International Journal, 23(3): 1-15.**
  • Chijioke John Ajaelu, Esther Oremeiyi Faboro (2021). Adsorption of copper (II) ions onto raw Globimetula oreophila (Afomo ori koko) leaves. African Journal of Biotechnology, 20(3): 122-133.
  • In vitro Antifungal and In silico Antibacterial Evaluations of Anacardic Acid and its Complexes from Cashew Nut Shell Oil (2022). David G. Oke, Esther O. Faboro, Adesoji A. Olanrewaju, Oluwatoba E. Oyeneyin and Labunmi Lajide; Trop J Nat Prod Res, August 2022; 6(8):1290-1296.