Prof Abiodun Falodun
Prof Abiodun Falodun was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2021. As a fellow, Prof Abiodun Falodun contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.
Abiodun Falodun,PhD is a renowned Professor of Medicinal and Natural Product Chemistry in the University of Benin and one of the foremost experts in anticancer natural product drug discovery with over 120 scientific papers. He is a recipient of the prestigious Senior Fulbright Scholar Award (2013), (ICCBS-2008); visiting scholar to University of Rostock, Germany in 2011 & 2012, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Visiting scholar to the South China Botanical Gardens (CAS, 2009) and the PSE grant award (2008).
He isolated the first chemical principle from an indigenous medicinal plant used for the management of threatened abortion, which earned him the May and Baker Professional Innovative Award (2007). His grantsmanship accomplishments have been demonstrated by winning internal and external competitive research grants. He was PI for the $30,000.00 medicinal plant project, (2011-2015) funded by the USAID, in collaboration with the University of Mississippi, USA.
His group won a research grant to conduct research on the Identification and Development of Potential Drug from Nigerian Medicinal Plants against COVID-19 (NRF/SETI/HSW/00796, N45,244,000.00) funded by the National Research Fund. He is the Head of the Natural Product Research Group, and has a google scholar citation of https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=WSXal3gAAAAJ&hl=en&authuser=1
He was the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) University of Benin and member of the University Governing Council (2014-2016); Rector, Edo State Polytechnic (2018-2023), and a fellow of the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria among others.
He is the EIC, Tropical Journal of Natural Product Research. His academic deliverables include supervision of M.Sc and Ph.D students; external examiner to several universities in Nigeria, and a consultant to PAX Herbal Clinic Research laboratory.
Prof. Falodun is an alumnus of Harvard University, and a certified Public Leader from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is married to Dr.(Mrs.) JE Falodun and they are blessed with children.