Dr. (Mrs.) Igbari is a Plant systematist with focus on identification, characterization and classification of higher plants mainly members of the plant family Fabaceae. She has her undergraduate degree in Microbiology from the prestigious University of Lagos in 2008; Masters degree in Botany (Molecular Systematics) from the university of a Lagos and a PhD in Botany (Molecular Systematics) equally from the University of Lagos in 2017. Over the years, Dr. (Mrs.) Igbari has conducted researches on the identification of Rhizobium from the root nodules of legumes and phylogenetic relationships among melon cultivars. Her PhD research investigated the biodiversity of arid legumes in Nigeria through the use of modern adopted molecular techniques – DNA barcoding and synthesizing a computer-aided multi-access key for rapid species identification. she is one of the 2014 UNESCO-L’Oréal international for women in science fellowship recipient, representing Africa at the global scale. She has about 6 years teaching experience as a lecturer of the Department of Botany, and mentored quite a number of students. Dr. (Mrs.) Igbari has co-authored many scientific publications and she is a member of several professional bodies including the American Society of Plant Taxonomist, American Society of Plant Biologist, Botanical Society of Nigeria as well as a Fellow of the Linnaean Society of London, UK.
- B.Sc. Microbiology, University of Lagos, 2008
- M.Sc. Botany, University of Lagos, 2012
- Ph.D. Botany, University of Lagos, 2017