Skyline University Nigeria

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Assistant Lecturer


Mr Sirajo Mujittapha Umar is a young motivated Neuroanatomist with a passion for learning and research. He is currently an Assistant lecturer at the School of Basic Medical Science (SBMS), Skyline University, Nigeria. He obtained his M.Sc Anatomy degree at Bayero University Kano and his BSc. in Human Anatomy from Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.

Before joining the Skyline family, He has lectured Human Anatomy, Physiology and Histology at Sultan Abdurrahman School of Health Technology, Gwadabawa, Sokoto State, Nigeria between 2015-2017.

Since his undergraduate days, he has been working with neuroscientists to better understand the role of Vitamin D3 receptor potentiation in the restoration of calcium current (burst activities), in vivo neural recording, dopamine neurotransmission and synaptic plasticity in parkinsonian mice model. This initiative has resulted in the publication of six (6) articles, four (4) of which he is the corresponding author. He has also worked on the histological changes in hippocampus and entorhinal cortex of Wistar rats exposed to mosquito coil smoke during pregnancy.

Research Skills

His research skills include Neurobehavioral studies for Motor, Memory and Visual function tests. He is also very conversant with in vivo electrophysiology, Histological techniques, Stereological techniques, Immunohistochemistry, Gel Electrophoresis, Fluorescence microscopy, Immunofluorescence, Western blot and Statistical Analysis.

Journals & Publications

  1. Mujittapha U. Sirajo, Kauthar Murtala, John Chukwuma Oyem, Ishola Azeez Olakunle, Lukman Femi Owolabi (2022), Motor Function Test Protocol for Parkinsonian Triad in Rodent Model of Parkinson’s Disease, J Neuro Behav Sci 9(1) ISSN:2149-1909 DOI:10.4103/jnbs.jnbs_1_22
  2. Shehu K, Sirajo U. Mujittapha. (2021) Saleh M.S. Histological Changes of Wistar Rats' Hippocampus and Entorhinal Cortex after Prenatal Exposure to Mosquito Coil Smoke. NJBAMS 1 (1): 07-09 DOI: 10.53994/NJBAMS.202111.2. ISSN: 2811-1680
  3. Sirajo U. Mujittapha, Murtala Kauthar, Ishola O. Azeez, John C. Oyem. (2020. Ascorbic Acid Improves Extrapyramidal Syndromes and Corpus Striatal Degeneration Induced by Dopamine-2 Receptor Inhibition in Wistar Rat. Drug Metabol Per Ther; 36(1), 47-52 DOI: 10.1515/dmpt-2020-0137 [SCOPUS] [Pubmed][Medline]
  4. Mujittapha U. Sirajo, Lukman F. Owolabi, Abubakar M, Sagir M. Saleh, Kabir Shehu, Esther O. Oyeleke (2020). Proposed Neuromorphological Mechanism of Dopamine-2 Receptor Blocker model of Parkinsonism. J. Neurosci. 11(1):21-27. DOI: 10.47081/njn2020.11.1/003 ISSN 1116-4182
  5. Mujittapha U. Sirajo, Lukman F. Owolabi, Abubakar M., Ishola A. Olakunle, Abdu Tela, Shehu K., Oyeleke. O. Esther. (2019). Ameliorative Effect of Vitamin C and UV-B rays on Nigrostriatal and Corticostriatal Neural Degeneration in Haloperidol Induced Parkinsonism in Wistar Rats. J. Neurosci. 10(2):61-70. ISSN 1116-4182
  6. Oluwamolakun O. Bankole, Babafemi J. Laoye, Mujittapha U. Sirjao, Azeez O. Ishola, Damilola E. Oyeleke, Wasiu G. Balogun, Amin Abdulbasit, Ansa E. Cobham, Ibukun D. Akinrinade, Olalekan M. Ogundele. (2015). Vitamin D3 Receptor Activation Rescued Corticostriatal Neural Activity and Improved Motor Function in –D2R Tardive Dyskinesia Mice Model; Biomedical Science and Engineering, 8, 520-530.
  7. Azeez O. Ishola, Babafemi J. Laoye, Damilola E. Oyeleke, Oluwamolakun O. Bankole, Mujittapha U. Sirjao, Ansa E. Cobham, Wasiu G. Balogun, Amin Abdulbasit, Ibukun D. kinrinade, Olalekan M. Ogundele. (2015). Vitamin D3 Receptor Activation Rescued Corticostriatal Neural Activity and Improved Motor-Cognitive Function in −D2R Parkinsonian Mice Model. Biomedical Science and Engineering, 2015, 8, 601-615.


  1. Travel Grant for Biological Research and Training Center (BioRTC) workshop, held at; Yobe State University, 17th-28th July, 2022. Sponsored by TReND in Africa, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) Science, University of Sussex, London and Yobe State University.
  2. Travel Grant for International Brain Research Organization (IBRO-ARC) Neuroscience School on Neurogenetics and survival skills for young Neuroscientists held at Birmingham University, Nigeria 18th-24th September, 2022; Sponsored by IBRO
  3. Travel Grant for International Brain Research Organization (IBRO-ARC) Neuroscience School on, Environmental Neurotoxicity in West Africa, held at University of Ibadan Nigeria 23rd-27th February, 2020; Sponsored by IBRO and International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society (MDS)

Positions & Memberships In Professional Bodies

1. International Society for Neurochemistry ISN- Student Member (ID:24015)

2. International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society MDS – Member (ID: 64891)

3. International Brain Research organization IBRO - Member

4. Society of Neuroscientist of Africa (SONA) - Member

5. Anatomical Society of Nigeria (ASN), Nigeria – Member

6. Neuroscience Society of Nigeria (NSN) – Member

7. European Academy of Neurology (EAN) – Member

8. African Academy of Neurology (AFAN) – Member

ORCID: 0000-0002-6896-5285 

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