OLADEJO Opeyemi Adetola

OLADEJO Opeyemi Adetola, M.Sc

Assistant Lecturer


Mrs. Oladejo, Opeyemi Adetola is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Animal Science and Fisheries Management. She joined the service of Bowen University in 2010. Opeyemi obtained Bachelors of Agricultural Degree in Animal Science from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria (2007) and Masters of Science in Animal Science from Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria (2012) respectively. She is presently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Animal Science, OAU, Ile-Ife. Mrs. Oladejo was a research fellow at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenya in 2019. Oladejo O.A. has won several fellowship opportunities to attend various workshops and trainings. These include the African Biosciences Challenge Fund (ABCF) Fellowship sponsored by the BecA-CSIRO partnership – Bill and Melinda Gates foundation for parts of her PhD research (2019) and Animal Quantitative Genetics and Genomics training workshop (2017) both in BecA-ILRI, Kenya; European Union ILINOVA Fellowship for Summer School on Genomic Selection in Livestock at Egerton University, Kenya (2017); Nuffic/Netherland Fellowship on Agriculture Nutrition linkages, Wageningen University and Research held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2015),  African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) training course on Design and implementation of breeding programs for smallholder poultry farmers in ILRI, Ethiopia(2015); and the AWARD mentoring orientation and evaluation workshop in Kenya (2012) and Ghana (2013) respectively. Others are the Southwestern Agroecological Biosafety Awareness, OAU, Ile-Ife, Nigeria and Basic Bioinformatics at African Biosciences Training Institute, Ibadan. Mrs. Oladejo teaches several courses at undergraduate level including Biostatistics, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics related subjects. She has supervised and co-supervised 5 undergraduate student projects. Her present research interest focuses on morphological, molecular characterization and genomic analysis of the Nigerian locally adapted chickens using major histocompatibility complex. She has published ten articles in reputable local and foreign peer reviewed journals and in scientific conferences proceedings.


  • M. Sc., Animal Science, Bowen University, Iwo, 2012
  • B. Agric., Animal Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 2007


  • Yunusa A. J., Salako, A. E., Oladejo, O.A. (2013) Principal Component Analysis of the Morphostructure of Uda and Balami Sheep of Nigeria. International Research Journal of Agricultural Science, Vol. 1(3) pp. 45-51
  • Yunusa A. J., Salako, A. E., Oladejo, O.A. (2013) Morphometric Characterisation of the Nigerian Indigenous Sheep using multi factorial discriminant analysis. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation. Vol. 5(10), pp. 661-665.
  • Oguntunji A. O., Oladejo O. A. Ayorinde K. L. (2015) Seasonal variation in egg production and mortality of Muscovy Ducks (Carina moschata). Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry31 (2) p 181 – 192
  • Oguntunji A.O., Oladejo O.A., Ayoola M.O., Oluwatomini I., Oriye L.O. and Egunjobi I.M. (2019) Genetic variation in physiological adaptation of local, exotic and crossbred ducks to heat stress in a tropical environment. Genetic and Biodiversity Journal: 3(1): 39-49