Dr Anthonio Adefuye
Position
Senior Lecturer
Department
Office of the Dean: Health Sciences
Address
HEALTH SCIENCES EDUCATION
IB G14
UFS
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051 401 7510
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Francois Retief Building: Block A A131F
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Short CV

Focus Areas

  • Academic staff development and research training
  • Postgraduate supervision and teaching
  • Research
  • management of research-related and focus-specific staff development
  • Liaising at national and international level
  • Committee representation

Qualifications

  • PhD (Med) (Medical Biochemistry), Univ of Cape Town
  • Masters of Science (Microbiology), Univ of Fort Hare
  • Higher Certificate in HIV/AIDS Care and Counseling (cum laude), Univ of South Africa
  • M.B.,Ch.B., Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria 

 

Professional, Academic and Research experience

  • Feb 2016 – present:  Lecturer:  Division Health Sciences Education, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State
  • Jan 2015-Feb 2016: Medical Scientist: Laboratory of tissue immunology, National Health Laboratory Services, Groote Schuur Hospital Cape Town, South Africa; 
  • Postdoctoral research fellow: Department of Pathology, Division of Clinical Immunology, University of Cape Town.
    • Research tittle: The impact of mother-Infant feeding modes and matched/mismatched Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) on Infant Immune activation in HIV exposed uninfected infants at birth.
  • Aug. 2014- Dec. 2014:  Postdoctoral research fellow: Department of Clinical laboratory Science and Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Division of Medical Biochemistry, University of Cape Town.
    • Research tittle: Expression and role of Pro-inflammatory Eicosanoid GPCR receptor in cervical cancer progression.
  • Jan – May 2014: Academic tutor/PBL facilitator: Department of Human Biology, University of Cape Town
    • Tutored  undergraduate  medical  student  on  Anatomy,  Genetics,  Histology  and  physiology (HUB1006F)
  •  2011-2014: Academic Tutor/Medical Research Scientist/PhD student:  Division  of  Medical   Biochemistry Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town
    • Tutored undergraduate medical student in medical biochemistry.
    • Conducted medical research focusing on “The role of seminal plasma in the regulation of inflammation and inflammatory pathways in the cervix: potential for cervical cancer progression and HIV transmission in South African women”.
  •  2010-2011: Academic Tutor/Research Scientist: Microbial Pathogenicity and Molecular Epidemiology Research Group. Department of Microbiology & Biochemistry, University of Fort Hare
    • Tutored  undergraduate  student  in  Microbiology  (Immunology,  Virology  &  Antimicrobial resistance)
    • Conducted a scientific research on “Antimicrobial activity and phytochemical analysis of Bridelia micrantha on selected bacteria of medical importance”.
  •  2009-2010: Medical Officer: Lota Medical Centre, Lagos, Nigeria
    • First contact with patient, general medical duties (ward rounds etc.)
    • Minor surgical procedures
  •  2008-2009:  Medical Officer (Community Service): General Hospital, Ekwulobia, Anambra, Nigeria
    • First contact with patient, general medical duties (ward rounds)
    • Presented workshops in community health
    • Minor surgical procedures
    • Organize and implement various community health projects
  •  2007-2008:  Internship: Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria  

Membership of professional body

  • Health Professional council of South Africa (Medical Scientist Immunology) – Independent Practice
  • Nigeria Medical and Dental Council (Medical Practitioner) - Independent Practice
  • South African Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology South African Society for Microbiology

Awards and Honours

  • Jan - Dec 2015: NRF-Innovation Post-doctoral fellowship
  • Jan - Dec 2015: URC Post-doctoral fellowship
  • June 2011 - June 2014: Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine scholarship
  • Jan 2010 - May 2011: Govan Mbeki Research Development scholarship

Publications

  • Anthonio O. Adefuye, Henry A. Adeola, Kurt J. Sales and Arieh A. Katz (2016). Seminal fluid- mediated inflammation in physiology and pathology of the female reproductive tract. Journal of Immunology Research.
  • Anthonio Adefuye, Kurt Sales, and Arieh katz. Seminal Plasma induces the expression of IL-1a in neoplastic cervical epithelial cells via EP2/EGFR/PI3Kinase Pathways. (2014). Journal of Molecular Signaling 2014 9:8
  • Anthonio Adefuye, Arieh Katz, and Kurt Sales. The Regulation of Inflammatory Pathways and Infectious Disease of the Cervix by Seminal Fluid (2014). Pathology Research International. Volume 2014, Article ID 748740.
  • Kurt Sales, Anthonio Adefuye, Lauren Nicholson and Arieh Katz. C-C chemokine receptor type 5 is up-regulated in cervical cancer and can be regulated by seminal plasma in the cervix (2014). Molecular Human Reproduction 2014; doi: 10.1093/molehr/gau063.
  • Adefuye A.O, Ndip RN. (2013). Phytochemical analysis and antibacterial evaluation of the ethyl acetate extract of the stem bark of Bridelia micrantha. Phcognosy Magazine 2013; 9:45-50.
  • Anthonio Adefuye and Kurt Sales. (2012). Regulation of Inflammatory Pathways in Cancer and Infectious Diseases of the Cervix. Scientifica. Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 54815.
  • Adefuye A.O., Samie A., and Ndip R. N. In-vitro evaluation of the antimicrobial activity of extracts of Bridelia micrantha on pathogenic bacteria of medical Importance (2011). Journal of Medicinal Plants Research. Vol. 5(20), pp. 5116-5122, 30 September, 2011.

Research

Conference/Workshop presentations

  • South Africa-Taiwan Bioscience Workshop, 14-15 July 2014 – Oral presentation. Topic: The impact of inflammation and seminal plasma on cervical cancer progression and HIV infection in South African women.
  • South  African  Society  of  Biochemistry  and  Molecular  Biology  conference,  6-9  July  2014  –  Oral presentation. Topic: Seminal plasma induces the expression of IL-1a in normal and neoplastic cervical cells via EP2/EGFR/PI3K/AKT pathways.
  • South African Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology conference, 6-9 July 2014 – Poster presentation. Topic: C-C chemokine receptor type 5 expression is elevated in cervical cancer and is up-regulated by seminal plasma (Abstract 102).

Seminars

  • Chemokine receptor CCR5 is up-regulated in cervical cancer and can be regulated by seminal plasma in the cervix: potential role in increased risk of HIV infection and cervical cancer progression (oral presentation)
  • Departmental seminar, Medical biochemistry, University of Cape Town, South Africa (2014) Regulation of cervical inflammation and tumorigenesis by seminal plasma (oral presentation) Departmental seminar, Medical biochemistry, University of Cape Town, South Africa (2012) Childhood Enuresis (oral presentation)
  • Departmental seminar, Paediatrics, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria (2004) Lead Poisoning (oral presentation)
  • Departmental seminar, Biochemistry, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria (2001)

Training 

  • 2014: University of Cape Town Department of Human Biology Demonstrator Training Workshop
  • 2009: Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Right Project (WOSRRIP) and South East Post Abortion Care Network (SE PAC-Net) training on PAC and MVA for Doctors in Private Medical Practice 

Area(s) of Interest

  • Article writing and Publication
  • Medical Education 
  • Medicine
  • Medical Microbiology & Biochemistry
  • Research
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