Academic Staff

  17 Jan 2017



Name: UGBOGU, OSITADINMA CHINYERE                                                   


Area of Specialization: Applied Microbiology (Industrial ,Environmental and Public Health)

Date of Birth: 30th October 1974

Academic Qualifications: B.Sc. ,(ABSU), M.Sc (Umudike), PhD (ABSU)

Awards: Federal Government Scholarship 2001

Membership of Professional Bodies: Member Nigerian Society for Microbiology, American Society for Microbiology

Current Research Interest : Food fermentations, Indigenous utilization of microbial products

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Onyeagba, R.A.; Ugbogu, O.C. and Okereke, J (2001) Prevalence ofPulmonary tuberculosis in some parts of Abia State Nigeria.Journal of Healthand Visual Sciences 3 (2):

Onyeagba, R.A., Ugbogu, O.C and Nwankwo, C (2002) Prevalence of Viral Hepatitis in Okigwe Local Government Area, Imo State. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences 4 (3):155-159

Onyeagba, R.A. Ugbogu, O.C.(2004). Actinomycetes and fungiassociated with sawdust in Okigwe, Imo State Nigeria. Journalof Science, Engineering and Technology II (1): 5420-5427

Onyeagba, R.A.; Ugbogu, O.C. and Okeke C.U and Iroakasi; O.(2004)Studies on the Antimicrobial effects of garlic (Allium sativumLinn), ginger(Zingiber officinale Roscoe) and lime (Citrus aurantifolia Linn) African Journal of Biotechnology 3(10) 552-554.www.ajol/info/index.php/ajb/article/download/15016/58920

Ezeronye, O.U and Ugbogu, O.C. (2004) Effects of Paper RecyclingMill Effluent on the Physicochemical and Microbiological Quality of Imo River watershed at Owerrinta, Nigeria. Environment and Ecology 22 (4) 776-782 (Kalyani, India).

Ugbogu O.C, Onyeagba R.A and Agoha V.U. (2004) MicrobiologicalCharacterization of crab (Sudanautes spp) fermentation used as food condiments in some parts of Nigeria. Journal of Applied Sciences 7(3): 4473-4478.

Ugbogu, O.C.; Igwe J.C. and Ekpe, M.E (2005) Determination of HeavyMetal Pollutants in Fish Samples from Imo River watershedat Owerrinta, Nigeria. Environment and Ecology 23: 912-914 (Kalyani, India).

Nwaugo, V.O: Onyeagba, R.A; Obiekezie, S.O and Ugbogu, O.C (2006)Effects of Petroleum Produced (Formation) Water on some Farmland Bacteria in Egbema, Rivers State Nigeria. International Journal of Biotechnology and Allied Sciences. 1:31-35.

Ugbogu, O.C, Onyeagba, R.A and Chigbu O.A (2006) Lauric acid contentand inhibition effect of palm kernel oil on two bacterial isolates and Candida albicans. African Journal of Biotechnology 5:

Ugbogu, O.C., Nwachukwu, N.C and Ogbuagu, U.N (2006). Isolation ofSalmonella and Shigella species from house flies (Muscadomestica L) in Uturu Nigeria. African Journal ofBiotechnology 5: 1045-1047. DOI: 10.5897/AJB06.080

Onyeagba, R.A., Azu, N.C., Nworie, O., Ugbogu, O.C and Ezuma, S.K (2006) Preliminary Studies on Prevalence of Hepatitis B Virus Antigen (HBSAG) Among Commercial Blood Donors in Abakiliki. Journal of Biomed. Afric. 4(2): 17-19

Amadi, E.S, Enemuo O.B, Uneke C.J, Nwosu O.K, Onyeagba R.A. andUgbogu O.C. (2007) Asymptomatic Bacteriuria among pregnant women inAbakiliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Journal ofMedical Sciences 7:

Amadi, E.S,  Oyeka A, Onyeagba R.A. Okoli I  and Ugbogu O.C. (2007)Studies on the antimicrobial effects of Spondias mombin and Baphia niitida on dental caries organisms. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 10:393-397.

Amadi, E.S,  Oyeka A, Onyeagba R.A.,Ugbogu O.C. and Okoli I (2007). Antimicrobial screening of Breyina nivosus and Ageratum conyzoides against dental caries organism. Journal ofBiological Sciences 7(2)

Ugbogu, O.C; Nwaugo V.O, Orji A and Ihuoma  N (2007) QuinoloneResistant Staphylococcus aureus in Okigwe, Imo State Nigeria. Journal of Biological Sciences 7 (4) 697-700. DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2007.697.700

Amadi E.S; Oyeka, C.A; Iroha, I ; Orji, J; Onyeagba, R.A; Ugbogu, O.Cand Elom S.O (2007) The effects of Indigenous medicinal plants onDental caries organisms. World Journal of Biotechnology  8 (2):1385-1389

Nworie, O; Onyeagba, R.A ; Ugbogu, O.C; Oduna, T.J and Eze, K (2008)Distribution of various stages of development in Paragonimus species inEbonyi State, Nigeria. International Journal of  Biotechnology and Allied Sciences 2(3): 276-278

Ugbogu, O.C and Enya, V.N (2008) Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Amongst Inhabitants of Okigwe, Imo State Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of  Microbiology 22(1) : 1630-1633.

Nworie, O., Ezeifeka, G.O., Okpara, C., Ugbogu, O.C ., Ubi, B and Ibiam, O.A (2008) Cross sectional study on Rheumatoid Arthritis in Itim Edda  Community in Afikpo South LGA Ebonyi State Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of  Microbiology 22(1) : 1737-1741.

Alo, M.N., Ogbu. O., Nworie, O., Azu, N.C ., Ugbogu, O.C and Ini, E (2008) Profile of Liver Function Parameters of Patients on Antiretroviral (ARV) Therapy: A One Year Prospective Study among Ibo Adult Population in Abakiliki, Nigeria. Journal of Medical Laboratory Science 7(1): 49-51

Nworie,O., Onyeagba, R.A., Eda, O., Ugbogu, O.C., Ibiam, O.U., Ayogu, T.E and Nwuzo, A.C (2008) In-vitro activity of honey, mint,onions and Mangiferaindica (bark) against  Streptococcus pneumonia, Klebsiella pneumonia and Escherichia coli isolated from Paragonimiasis patients in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Journal of Applied and Natural Sciences 3(15):15-19.

Ugbogu, O.C and Akukwe, A.R (2009) The antimicrobial effect of oils fromPentaclethra macrophylla Bent, Chrysophyllum albidum G. Don and Persea gratissima Gaerth F on some local clinical bacteria isolates. AfricanJournal of Biotechnology  8(2) :285-287.

Nwaugo, V.O; Onyeagba R.A; Akubugwo, E.I and Ugbogu, O.C. (2009) SoilBacterial flora and enzymatic activities in zinc and lead  Contaminated soil.Biokemistri  20(2): 77-84.

Ugbogu, O.C; Ohakwe, J. andFoltescuV (2009). Occurrence of respiratory and skin problems among manual stone-quarry workers. African Journal of Respiratory Medicine. 4(2): 23 – 26.

Ugbogu,O.C; Onyeagba, R.A and Ogbonna, C.E (2009) Physicochemical Characteristics of Two Man Made Lakes in Umuchieze, Abia State Nigeria. Journal of Research inBiosciences 6 (2) 1-7.

Akubugwo E.I; Ugbogu, O.C; Muoha, I.A and Ugbogu, A.E (2009) Impact of Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) on Soils in Isialangwa, Abia State Nigeria. Environment and Ecology 27(4A) 1677-1680 (Kalyani, India)

Ugbogu, O.C; Ogbonnaya, R and Nworie, O (2010) Asymptomatic bacteriuria amongst Pregnant Women in Aba, Abia State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology 24 (1): 2024- 2027.

Ugbogu, O.C; Ahuama, O.C; Atusiuba, S and Okorie, J.E (2010) Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Amongst Students and Susceptibility of MRSA to Garcinia kola extracts. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology 24(1): 2043-2047.

Ugbogu, O.C and  Onyeagba, R.A and Nwaugo, V. O (2011) Biofilm microbial communities of two man-made lakes at Lokpa, Umuchieze Abia State Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology 25:

Ugbogu, O.C, Akinsade, A.K, Nwokocha, K.O and Ahuama, O.C (2011) Plasmid profile of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from University students. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology 22: 2363-2368.

Akubugwo E.I, Ude V.C, Uhuegbu F.O and Ugbogu, O (2012) Physicochemical properties and heavy metal content of selected water sources in Ishiagu, Ebonyi State- Nigeria. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences(JBES) 2(2):21-27.

Orji, F.A., IbieneA.A  andUgbogu, O.C ( 2012). Petroleum hydrocarbon pollution of mangrove swamps: The promises of remediation by enhanced natural attenuation. Am. J.

Agric. Biol. Sci., 7: 207-216.

Obasi, N.A, Akubugwo, E.I, Ugbogu, O.C and Otuchristain, G (2012) Assessment of physico-chemical properties and heavy metal bioavailability in dumpsites along Enugu-Portharcourt Expressway South- East Nigeria. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences 5(6):342-356.

Ohakwe, J., Ugbogu, O.C and Obi J .C (2012) A Statistical Analysis of Smoking and        Alcohol Consumption Habits of Residents in Two Semi Urban Settings in South Eastern Nigeria. International Journal of Statistics and Analysis.2 ( 3)

Obasi N.A., Akubugwo,E.I., Ugbogu, O.C and Chinyere G.C (2012) Heavy metals bioavailability and phytoaccumulation potential of selected plants on burrow pit dump sites in Aba and Ntigha  Dumpsites in IsialaNgwa of Abia State , Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 27(1): 27-45.

 Chinyere, G.C., Uhegbu, F.O., Akubugwo, E.I., Ugbogu, O.C and Ugbogu, E.A (2012) Some biochemical changes in serum of albino rats treated with aqueous leaf extract of Phyllanthusamarus. International Journal of Applied Biology and Pharmaceutical Technology 3:124-127,Godwin%20Chinyere[1].pdf

Ude, V.C., Uhegbu, F.O., Akubugwo, E.I., Ugbogu, O.C and Ugbogu, E.A (2012) Effect of selected well water sources at Ishiagu Quarry site Ebonyi State- Nigeria on basic haematological parameters in peripheral blood of albino rats. International Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology 1(7):194-197.…pdf&type…1

Ugbogu, A.E., Akubugwo,E.I., Uhegbu,F.O., Chinyere, G.C, Ugbogu, O.C., Oduse, K.A (2013)  Nutritional and chemical composition of Jatropha curcas (L) seed oil from Nigeria. International Journal of Biosciences. 3(5): 125-134

Ogbonna, C.E., Adinna, E.N., Ugbogu, O.C and Otitoju, O (2013) Heavy metal concentration and Physicochemical properties of soil in lead-zinc mining area of Ishiagu, Nigeria. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences. 3(10):…/JBES-Vol3No10-p61-69.p

Ogbonna, C.E., Okeke C.U., Ugbogu, O.C and Otuu F (2013) Leaf epidermal analysis of some plants in the Ishiagu     Lead – Zinc mining area of South Eastern Nigeria. International Journal of Biosciences 3(11):122-128

Obasi, N.A, Akubugwo, E.I, Kalu, K.M and Ugbogu, O.C (2013) Speciation of heavy metals and phytoaccumulation potential of selected plants on major dumpsites in Umuahia, Abia State Nigeria. International Journal of Current Biochemistry Research 1(4):

Ogbonna C.E; Ugbogu, O.C; Otuu F.C, Ohakwe J and Inya-Agha, S.I (2013) Assessment of Lead content of Leaves of Some Roadside Trees in Enugu Urban; Environmental Health Implications. International Journal of Environmental Biology 4(1): 1-6

Egejuru, L.O., Akubugwo E.I., Ude, V.C., Ugbogu. O.C and Ugbogu, A.E (2014) Evaluation of physicochemical properties, microbial loads and enzymes activity studies of agrochemicals on Imo River basin farm in Imo State Nigeria. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences 3:776-786

Ezeonu, C.S., Otitoju, O., Onwurah, I. N. E., Ejikeme C.M., Ugbogu, O.C and Anike, E.N (2014) Biomass components in Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus fumigatus treated rice husk. European Scientific Journal 10(18):96-117.

Ugbogu, O.C and Asogu, G.O (2014) Prevalence of Intestinal parasites among school children in Unwana community AfikpoEbonyi State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Parasitology 34(2): 69-71

Ugbogu, O.C and Ogodo, A.C (2015) Microbial flora, proximate composition and vitamin content of juices bought from a local market. International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications  6(6): 440-443.

Ogodo, A.C., Ugbogu, O.C and Ekeleme, U.G (2015) Bacteriological Quality of Commercially Prepared Fermented Ogi (Akamu) Sold in Some Parts of South Eastern Nigeria. International Journal of Biological, Bimolecular, Agricultural and Biotechnological Engineering 9(6): 638-641.

Ogbonna, C.E., Otuu, F.C., Ugbogu, O.C., Nwaugo, V.O and Ugbogu, E.A (2015) Public Health Implications of heavy metals contamination of plants growing in the lead-zinc mining area of Ishiagu, Nigeria. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences 7(4): 76-86.

Ogodo, A.C., Ugbogu, O.C., Ugbogu, E.A and Ezeonu, C.S (2015) Production of mixed fruit (Pawpaw,Banana and Watermelon) wine using Saccharomyces cerevisiae isolated from palm wine.SpringerPlus 4:683

Ugbogu, O.C., Bigah, F.S and Ogodo, A.C (2015) Antimicrobial ctivities and microorganisms associated with herbal remedies sold in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Global Journal of Microbiology Research 3(3):141-149.

Ugbogu, O.C.,Onyeagba, R.A., Nwaugo, V.O and Ugbogu, E.A (2016) Heavy metal levels and potential pathogens of surface water and sediments of two man- made lakes at LokpaUmuchieze, Abia State Nigeria. International Journal of Environmental Biology .6(1):4-10.

Ogodo, A.C. ,Ugbogu, O.C. Ekeleme, U.G.  and Nwachukwu, N.O. (2016) Microbial Quality of Commercially Packed Fruit Juices in South-East Nigeria. Journal of Basic and Applied Research 2(3): 240-245.

Ogbonna, C.E., Enete, I.C., Ugbogu,O.C., Okeke, C.U., Otuu, F.C and Ugbogu, A.E (2016) Oxidative Stress Potential of Lead-Zinc Mining on Selected Plants Growing in Ishiagu , Nigeria. Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies & Management 9(3):303-314.

Ugbogu, E.A and Ugbogu, O.C (2016) A Review of Microbial Protein Production: Prospects and Challenges. FUW Trends in Science and Technology Journal 1(1):182-185.

Ogodo, A.C; Ugbogu, O.C; Onyeagba, R.A, Okereke, H.C and Agwaranze, D.I (2016) Dynamics of Functional Properties of Maize Flours Fermented with Lactic Bacteria (LAB) Consortium Isolated from Cereals. FUW Trends in Science and Technology Journal 1(1): 134-138

 Ugbogu, O.C and Onyeagba, R.A (2016) Microbial Flora of two Man-Made lakes at LokpaUmuchieze, Abia State Nigeria Nigerian Journal of Microbiology30 (1): 3329-3334.

Nwachukwu, N.O.,Onyeagba, R.A., Nwaugo, V.O., Ugbogu, O.C and Ulasi, A.E (2016) Prevalence of Pulmonary Tuberculosis and its associated risk factors in Anambra State, Nigeria. FUW Trends in Science and Technology Journal 1(2):486-488.

Ogodo, A.C and Ugbogu, O.C (2016) Public Health Significance of Aflatoxins in Food industry- A Review. European Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences 2(5): 51-58


Ugbogu, O.C., Onyeagba, R.A and Ogbonna C.E (2013) Microbial Quality of Two Man- made Lakes in Lokpa Abia State, Nigeria. 36th WEDC International Conference Egerton University, Nakuru Kenya.

Ogbonna, C.E., Adinna, E.N., Ugbogu, O.C and Obasi, L.O (2013) Phytoremediation: a sustainable approach to improve the quality of heavy metal contaminated soils. 2nd Bienniel International Conference on Biotechnology and National Development. Godfrey Okoye University Enugu Nigeria. October, 9-12, 3013.