Department Of Biochemistry, Delta State University, Abraka
Nyerhovwo Tonukari is a Professor of Molecular Biotechnology at the Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. He obtained his B.Sc. in Biochemistry (First Class Honours) from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria in 1987, M.Sc. from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 1990 and Ph.D. from Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA in 2000. He was also briefly at the University of Naples, Italy in 1992 and Washington University, St. Louis, USA in 1994. He is a recipient of the Thoman Fellowship, USA (1999), the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, USA (1994) and Federal Government (Nigeria) Postgraduate Scholarship (1990).
Professor Tonukari was previously a Research Associate at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria (1991 to 1996); Postdoctoral Fellow, James R. Randle Research Center, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Decatur, USA (2000 to 2002); and Associate Scientist, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenya (2002 to 2004).
Nyerhovwo Tonukari is the head of department of Biochemistry at the Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria and also the editor of the African Journal of Biotechnology. He has authored and co-authored several academic and opinion articles, a book and two patents.