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PhD Researcher (Aquatic Epidemiology and Toxicology)

Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Contact Address: Fish and Wildlife Unit, Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Tel: +234-805-3506-599


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Scopus Author ID: 39761201000        

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1685-2139

RESEARCHER ID: R-2914-2018

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Dr Selim Adewale Alarape had Higher National Diploma (HND) in Animal Health Technology at the Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, Ibadan.  He obtained Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and postgraduate trainings (MVPH) at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Dr Alarape has a robust training in Veterinary Public Health using aquatic animals as models. He has publications in revered journals covering Aquatic and Environmental Toxicology, Fish Vaccine production, Climate Change, Drugs, Chemicals and Heavy Metals residues in Fish and aquatic environment. His current research focus is on Molecular Characterization of Aquatic Animals (Feral and Cultured) Infectious Diseases (including emerging and re-emerging diseases) of Public Health Importance in Nigeria arising from environmental contamination and/pollution. Based on the preliminary study, the research has revealed the effects of relationship between environment-animal-human. He is a recipient of BEP/CRDF Global Travel Grant 2015 to attend Biosafety and Biosecurity Training Course in Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America and Biorisk Management Enhancement Grant (BMEG) 2016 (A grant to train Researchers across Nigeria on Biorisk Assessment and Management within and outside Laboratories). Aside publishing in revered journals, he is a reviewer to international journals like Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Veterinarski Arhiv, University of Zagreb, BioMed Central (BMC) Public Health, Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, among others. He is a member of several Learned Societies including Association of Aquatic Veterinarians of Nigeria (AAVN), International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID), International Veterinary Vaccinology Network (IVVN), American College of Toxicology (ACT), BactiVac Network, International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) and Junior Faculty, Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium (GET).

  1. Investigator, Prevalence, Predisposing Factors and Molecular Characterization of Hepatitis A and E Viruses in Feral and Cultured Fish in Nigeria. The goal of the project is to reveal the role of fish and aquatic environment in the epidemiology of Hepatitis A and E Viruses using molecular biotechnology.
  2. Investigator, Molecular Investigation of Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Enterobacteriaceae in both Feral and Culture Fish. The goal of this study is to determine the prevalence of Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Enterobacteriaceae family while at the same time revealing genetic linkage between the circulating strains in both human and aquatic environment.
  1. Adeyemo, O.K., Alarape, S.A. and Emikpe, B.O. (2011). Reprotoxic Effect of Malachite Green on African Catfish Clarias gariepinus (Burchell 1822), Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, 6 (5): 1-8. DOI: 10.3923/jfas.2011.563.570
  2. Alarape, S.A., Ajani, F., Adeyemo, O.K. and Shobiye, J.O. (2013). Effect of Copper Sulphate on Spawning Success in African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus, Burchell 1822), Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, Vol. 8 (6): 714-720. DOI: 10.3923/jfas.2013.714.720
  3. Alarape, S.A., Hussein T.O., Adetunji, V.E. and Adeyemo, O.K. (2015). Skeletal and Other Morphological Abnormalities in Cultured Nigerian African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus, Burchell 1822). International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, 2(5): 20-25.
  4. Adeniran A., Adeyemo, O.K., Emikpe B.O. and Alarape, S.A. (2017). Organosomatic Indices, Haematological and Histological Assessment as Biomarkers of Health Status in Feral and Cultured Clarias gariepinus. African Journal of Biomedical Research, 20: 189-194.
  5. Adeyemo, O.K., Alarape, S.A., Adetunji, V.E., Saka, A.B. and Oniovosa U.E. (2017). Seasonal pH And Carbon dioxide Level of Fresh and Marine Aquatic Systems as Indicator of Climate Change in Nigeria. Trop Vet. 35(2) 53-60.
  6. Alarape, S.A. and Adeyemo, O.K. (2017). Tetracycline Residue in fresh and processed Clarias gariepinus from Selected Fish Farms and Markets in Ibadan, Nigeria. Trop Vet. 35(2) 61-71
  7. Oniovosa, U.E, Aina, O.O., Alarape, S.A., Babalola, O.E and Adeyemo, O.K. (2017). Effects of Neem Leaf Aqueous Extract on Organ Histology, Haematological Parameters and Biochemical Indices in Catfish. Alexandria Journal of Veterinary Sciences, AJVS. Vol. 54(1): 17-24. DOI: 10.5455/ajvs.256015
  8. Kupoluyi, A.Y., Alarape, S.A. and Adeyemo, O.K. (2018): Impact of Industrial Effluents on Alaro River in Oluyole Industrial Estate, Ibadan and its Suitability for Aquatic Life. Sokoto Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 16(1): 38-44.
  9. Ubiogoro E.O., Alarape, S.A., Adeyemo, O.K and Saka, A.B. (2019): Growth Performance and Sensory Parameters of African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) fed with a Sublethal Dose of Neem Leaf Extract, and its Antibacterial Effects. VETERINARSKI ARHIV 89 (5): 709-721. DOI: 10.24099/vet.arhiv.0284
  1. Saka, B.A, Adeyemo, O.K, Odeniyi, O.A., Alarape, S.A. and Odeseye, A.O. (2019): Seroconversion, Seroprotection and Safety Determination of Formalinised Local Isolate of Aeromonas hydrophila administered through Different Routes in Clarias gariepinus. Journal of Preventive Veterinary Medicine 43 (3): 79-87. DOI: