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Ashaolu  Victoria O

Ashaolu Victoria O

Scientist/ Graduate assistant/ Lecturer
Westlands, Nairobi Area

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About Ashaolu Victoria O:

National Youth Ambassador/Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry/Doctor of philosophy in Christian Counselling/Research Scientist/Director and Immigration consultant at DGO Limited/Voice Coach/Author/Entrepreneur

Experience

My area of interest is in the field of Drug Research and Development. Historically, drug discovery, design, and development mostly started with identifying active ingredients from traditional medicines or purely by chance. Later, classical pharmacology was used to investigate chemical libraries including small molecules, natural products, or plant extracts, and find those with therapeutic effects. Since human DNA was sequenced, reverse pharmacology has found remedies to existing diseases through modern testing. Disease processes, molecular compound tests, existing treatments with unanticipated effects, and new technologies spur drug discovery timeline through the cycle below.

Today the steps in drug discovery and development involve screening hits, iterative medicinal chemistry, and optimization of hits to reduce potential drug side effects (increasing affinity and selectivity). Efficacy or potency, metabolic stability (half-life), and oral bioavailability are also improved in these steps of the drug development process. With my experience and expertise for the past few years, I am sure I will be of value in this field of study. However, there are many potential places this research may lead me and many potential topics I may explore.  

I have 17 published articles, first authorship in 15 of them and few more available manuscripts submitted for publication. Additionally, I have presented my research findings at international conferences and attended courses, workshops with hands-on training courses. Over the years, I have developed credible expertise as an independent researcher through my mentors. I have not only had to work with team to conduct intervention researches, I have also been able to design experiments for my undergraduate students.

SKILLS 

- Analytical techniques such as HPLC, HPLC, GC-MS, Flash chromatography 
- Experimental procedures using column separation techniques 
- SEM, FT-IR, UV advanced spectroscopy to formulate new drugs from plant sources 
- DNA Fragmentation Assays 
- Drug Discovery and Design 
- Nano Technology 
- Phytochemical Characterization 
- Excel 
- Able to work well independently and with others, Detail oriented, and able to multi-task

Education

PhD Chemistry

PhD Christian Counselling

MSc pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry

Bsc Industrial Chemistry

Diploma in Green Chemistry 

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