Dr. Tenny Egwuatu

Dr Egwuatu, Tenny Obiageli Gladys is a Medical Microbiologist, Researcher and Medical Laboratory Scientist. Her main area of expertise and current research revolves around Anaerobic Bacteriology with particular interest in nosocomial infections with Clostridium difficile, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL). She also researches on in-vitro activities of medicinal plants on clinical and animal isolates in search for novel drugs as well as antibiotic resistance profile of pathogens from clinical and environmental sources, and molecular epidemiology. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria in 1995 and then received her Masters and PhD degrees in Medical Microbiology from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, in 1998 and 2011 respectively. Dr. Egwuatu has mentored and supervised over a hundred students for both seminar and research projects.  She is the course adviser for 300 level Microbiology students and currently a member of the American Society for   Microbiology (ASM), Anaerobe Society of the Americas (ASA), Nigerian Society of Microbiology (NSM), Organization of women in Science for developing world (OWSD), Society for Applied Microbiology (SFAM), and the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS). She has over 10 publications and 11 concluded research projects awaiting publication. She has attended a combination of over 45 conferences, seminars, trainings and workshops and has 15 posters accepted internationally. She has won several awards and in 2017, she became involved in a research with the grant awarded by Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Maryland USA.

Research Area
  • Ph.D. (Medical Microbiology), UNILAG,
  • M.Sc. (Medical Microbiology), UNILAG,
  • Diploma (Parasitology),
  • IMLS,
  • B.Sc. (Microbiology), UNN.