Dr Folasade Ajayi
Folasade teaches across various Schools although situated in the School of Health Sciences. She teaches on modules for Human Nutrition, Dietetics, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical students as well as Statictics for the MSc Physiotherapy students. Folasade supervises several MSc projects while undertaking independent research. She is an Exam Officer for Dietetics Food and Nutrition (DFN) which involves overseeing exams and invigilations. As the personal academic tutor (PAT) for Human Nutrition, Dietetics and Dietetics and Nutrition, Folasade provides the required support to students including signposting, liaising with module leaders and course leaders.
Folasade lectures on several of these modules and engages in laboratory supervision as well as project supervision.
Folasade is a member of the Centre for Health and Life Science Research in the School of Human Sciences. Her research interests align in the areas of Antioxidants, Diabetes and Cancer. She is currently innvesigating the antioxidant and anti-diabetic activities of natural extracts from algae and mushrooms. Some of this research projects include Blueberry, Blackberry and Blackcurrant differentially affect plasma lipids and pro-inflammatory markers in cells, Phytochemicals, nutritional and antioxidant properties of miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum), evaluation of cytoprotective effect of green tea polyphenols against oxidative stress generated in RIN-m5F rat islet cell lines and evaluation of the protective effect of polyphenols in oolong tea against oxidative stress generated in RIN-m5F rat islet cells.
IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology (IOSR-JESTFT) e-ISSN: 2319-2399. Volume 8, Issue 7 Ver. 1 (July. 2014), PP 21-24 www.iosrjournals.org
Dr Folasade Ajayi
Lecturer in Nutritional Biochemistry