Department of Medical Biochemistry
AG, HOD. Medical Biochemistry
In 1994, he was admitted for the Master Degree in Biochemistry at the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos, Idi-Araba, Lagos, Nigeria and graduated in 1995 with M. Sc. Degree in Biochemistry. He later proceeded to the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria for his Doctoral degree and graduated with Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry in 2014.
In October 2015, he bagged a Chartered Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (CPGD in Marketing) of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN).Dr. Gabriel Ajayi started his academic career on 2nd January, 2001 when he was appointed as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Medical Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM). He rose to become Senior Lecturer in 2014.
In 2012, as Lecturer I, he was appointed as Supervisor, to coordinate the Department of Medical Biochemistry from August-December and since March, 2015 till date, he has been serving as the Acting Head, Department of Medical Biochemistry, LASUCOM. He has served in various College and University administrative committees as member.
These commitees include Research and Seminar, Time-Table, Animal House, Library Committee of Senate, Student Affairs and Faculty Newsletter. He has also served as Faculty Result Verifier, Departmental Examination Officer and still serving as Faculty Board Member, Academic Board Member and Chairman, LASUCOM Staff Housing Loan Committee.
Dr. Gabriel Ajayi is a member of the following professional bodies: Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Federation of African Societies of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Institute of Biomedical Science, United Kingdom, Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology and National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria.
Dr. Gabriel Ajayi, as a researcher, has notable research articles and abstracts to his credit published in reputable, local and international peer-reviewed journals. His research interests are phytomedicine, drug discovery, biochemical and environmental toxicology.
He is happily married with children.
The Department of Medical Biochemistry, Lagos State University College of Medicine was established as a full-fledged and separate department in the College with the commissioning of the College on February 9, 1999. The department was established along with other departments in the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences primarily to cater for Biochemistry aspects of the MB;BS degree programme of the College. The Department offers postgraduate courses in Medical Biochemistry such as Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), M.Sc and M.Phil/Ph.D.
The Department also has the prospects of expanding its curriculum to provide services for other Faculties that may be established in the College in the future and to meet the demands of our changing society.
OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT
The Department of Medical Biochemistry has the following as its objectives:
- To provide a sound and all round education in the basic science of Biochemistry to the Medical Students.
- To make students aware of the relevance of Biochemistry to Medicine in particular and in various other ways and areas in meeting the manpower needs of country.
- To develop and provide appropriate courses for students of other Faculties that may be established in the College in future and who may require a working knowledge of Biochemistry.
- To engage in biomedical research in collaboration with other agencies or any interested group and other arms of the College and Teaching Hospital.
- To provide specialized training in Biochemistry at higher degree levels.
MODE OF INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT OF STUDENTS
Instructions are given as lectures, tutorials and practicals. Students are assessed on a continuous basis, with two in-course examinations every semester and an end of semester examination. The Part I M.B.,B.S. programme is examined in three parts comprising MCQ, Essay and Practical as Papers I, II and III respectively.
Oral examination by an External Examiner shall be organized for all the students at the end of the programme and the viva score shall be part of the 70% contribution to the final score by the Part I M.B.,B.S, Examination.