Dr Adeleke Monsuru

Osun State University, Oshogbo, Nigeria

Monsuru Adebayo Adeleke is an alumnus of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria where he graduated with Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology (Second Class Upper division) in 2003. He had his Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in the same University in 2007 and 2010 respectively with specialization in Public Health Entomology and Parasitology. He is a trainee of World Health Organization in Molecular Biology and Molecular Epidemiology. He is a member of Global Network in Genetic Barcoding of Life (Canada), Dipteran Morphometrics (USA),  Parasitology and Public Health Society of Nigeria, Entomological Society of Nigeria and Zoological Society of Nigeria. He is currently an Associate Professor of Public Health Entomology and Parasitology.

Adeleke is a researcher to the core with much interest in vector-borne diseases Among his notable research outputs is the development of novel black fly trap dubbed Esperanza trap for the surveillance of onchocerciasis vectors in Africa and America under the supervision of Prof Tommy Unnasch (University of South Florida, USA) and Prof Mario Rodriguez-Perez (IPN-CBG, Mexico). The publication from the research won World Health Organization/ Pan American Health Organization Dr Soper Best Public Health Literature of the year 2014.

Adeleke has served as Principal Investigator/ Co-investigator in six international and two local research grants and commissioned studies in the past; and he is currently serving as Principal Investigator for one international and two local research grants/commissioned studies. He has visited quite number of countries and collaborated with scientists in different regions of the world. Adeleke has over sixty (60) published articles to his credit. He has successfully supervised five Postgraduate Students and served as External Examiner to two Universities. He has won several awards and recognitions which include among others; scholarship of World Health Organization, Postdoctoral fellow of Bill and Mellinda Gates Foundation, and  International Development Research Centre (IDRC-Canada). He is currently the Chairman of Steering/Technical Committee for the control of Neglected Tropical Diseases in Osun State appointed by  FMOH-SMOH in 2015.

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