Benneth Ben-Azu

Dr. Benneth Ben-Azu is a senior lecture and scientist in the Department of Pharmacology at Delta State University. Benneth obtained his undergraduate training in science laboratory technology with specialization in physiology and pharmacology in 2010 from Nigeria, where he graduated as the best student of the set.

During his postgraduate studies (MSc 2014 and PhD 2018) at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Benneth was trained in the field of neuropharmacology with emphasis on schizophrenia research. His goals are to model schizophrenia in experimental animals in order to optimize the validity of these models and to evaluate the effects of potential antipsychotic agents on these models. He is also actively involved in training and supervision of postgraduate students in the field of schizophrenia.

Benneth was an Awardee of the International Brain Research Organization-African Regional Committee (IBRO-ARC) Postdoctoral Bursary Fellowship in 2019. As a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Marie-Ève Tremblay’s lab at the University of Victoria, Benneth’s research interest is focused on how multiple epigenetic hit-factors such as diets, stress and infection affect microglia reserves in health and in neuropsychiatric conditions.

For an up-to-date list of Benneth’s publications, see ResearchGate or Google Scholar