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Daniel Oladimeji Oluwayelu

Professor of Veterinary Microbiology, University of Ibadan

Professor Daniel Oladimeji Oluwayelu is a Veterinarian with M.Sc. (Veterinary Microbiology) and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Ibadan. He was appointed Lecturer II in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Ibadan in July 1995 and became Professor in October 2016.

A seasoned academic with 25 years of teaching experience at the University level, Professor Oluwayelu has published extensively in the different fields of Veterinary Microbiology including Virology, Bacteriology and Mycology. He has over 100 scientific publications comprising articles in peer-reviewed, high-impact journals, technical report, and conference papers to his credit.

Professor Oluwayelu’s current research interests are viral diseases of livestock, companion animals and wildlife as well as arboviruses, emerging viruses and viral zoonoses at the human-animal-environment interface. He employs both classical virology and genomics techniques for the surveillance and diagnosis of these diseases. He is a member of several learned societies including the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association, International Society for Infectious Diseases, American Society for Microbiology and American Society for Virology. He is also a Fellow of the College of Veterinary Surgeons, Nigeria (FCVSN).


  • –present
    Professor of Virology, Bacteriology and Mycology , University of Ibadan