Ogi Okwumabua, Ph.D.

Professor, Microbiology


  • Ph.D. – Kansas State University
  • M.S. – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • B.S. – University of Alberta

Clinical Interests

  • Whole genome sequencing of pathogenic bacteria
  • Identification of virulence and novel genes
  • Diagnostic reagents development
  • Molecular mechanism of microbial pathogenesis
  • Drug resistance among bacterial pathogens
  • Zoonosis
  • Tumor immunology

Personal Statement

I have a special passion for clinical and applied microbiology, and I enjoy teaching lecture and laboratory courses in the subject area to students using up-to-date lecture materials and state-of-the art laboratory techniques. This equips them with the skills necessary to successfully compete in the global job market. I also greatly enjoy discussion topics centered on One Health concepts and educating the public about the importance of veterinary medicine.