Hussaini Isa

Hussaini Isa was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2017. As a fellow, Hussaini Isa 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.

Year elected
Medical & Health Sciences

Professor Isa Marte Hussaini graduated from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria (BSc degree Pharmacy), Chelsea College, University of London (MSc Pharmacology), King’s College, University of London UK (PhD Pharmacology) and Averett University, Danville, Virginia, USA (MBA).  He was a postdoctoral fellow with the University of Virginia, later a tenured Associate Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Neuroscience from 2001 – 2010 and a member of the Pharmacology, Pathology, Cancer, Neuroscience, and Biotechnology graduate training programmes. Between 1997 and 2010, Professor Hussaini was awarded four independent research grants (R01) totaling 4.6 million US dollars and he trained 4 PhDs and 7 postdoctoral fellows in his laboratory and was a member of 10 other PhD thesis committees. Professor Hussaini participated in teaching and research in the University of Virginia. He was also a regular reviewer of grants for the National Institutes of Health (NIH, Bethesda, MA, USA) and American Cancer Society (Atlanta, GA, USA). In 2010, he relocated to Nigeria as a Professor of Pharmacology and Dean of Pharmacy at the University of Maiduguri. Under his leadership, the Faculty of Pharmacy was given accreditation by both the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) and Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC). Professor Hussaini has established a cancer research laboratory and tissue culture facility investigating the scientific rationale for the folkloric uses of Nigerian Medicinal Plants with funding from the Tertiary Education Trust fund (TETFund) and General TY Danjuma Foundation. He has trained 4 PhD and 5 MSc students in the University of Maiduguri and 15 PhD students at Ahmadu Bello University where he was a visiting Professor (2004-2016).  Professor Hussaini published 110 peer-reviewed papers and 5 book chapters which have been cited over 3,300 times by other researchers with h-index of 33 and 10-index of 59 (Google Scholar). He is a reviewer for several International journals including Neuro-Oncology (Founding Member), Cancer Research, Biological Chemistry, Neuroscience, Pharmacy and Pharmacology among others. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Nigerian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences. Professor Hussaini is a Fellow of Nigerian Academy of Science (FAS), Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy (FNAPharm) and Pharmaceutical society of Nigeria (FPSN).