Dr Okunola Adenrele Alabi has a BSc in Microbiology (1st class aggregate), an MSc in Zoology (Cell Biology and Genetics), and a PhD in Zoology (Genetic and Molecular Toxicology). He is a researcher in the field of Genetics, Environmental and Molecular Toxicology and a lecturer at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.
His studies have been on environmental contamination, cytogenotoxicity of contaminants, and the mechanisms of actions of environmental contaminants in Nigeria. Dr Alabi has studied environmental contamination by wastewaters from pharmaceutical companies, the tobacco industry, automobile workshops, petrol filling stations, universities, hospitals, the battery industry, the paint industry, and the brewery industry. He has also reported the cytotoxic, mutagenic, and genotoxic effects that each of these wastes has on exposed microorganisms, plants and animals, somatic and germ cells. Dr Alabi also studied and reported environmental contamination, genotoxicity, and mechanism of action by electronic wastes (e-waste) in Nigeria.
He has published over 60 articles and book chapters in reputable peer-reviewed Journals. Dr Alabi has also won several Awards such as The AU-TWAS Young Scientist National Award. He has been awarded several Fellowships among which are: TWAS Research and Advanced Training Fellowship, China (2010-2011) and Brazil (2012); and TWAS-CNPq Postdoctoral Fellowship, Brazil (2016-2017).
Dr Alabi is currently working on the genotoxicity of condiments, nanoparticles, and human exposure to e-wastes.