Taofik Olatunde Uthman is a Professor of Biochemistry and currently heads the Department. He graduated from the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria in 1998 with a B.Sc. degree in Biochemistry (Second Class Honours, Upper Division). He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees (Biochemistry) from the same University in 2002 and 2006 respectively. He underwent postdoctoral fellowship and training at Research Centre for Phytomedicine, University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa (2009), Alpha Care Centre, Worcestershire, Birmingham, United Kingdom (2011) and Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (2013). He was also offered the position of a Visiting Researcher at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Wellington, South Africa (2018) and University of Limerick, Ireland (2019). Professor Uthman is a seasoned and dedicated academic with many years of teaching and research experience at the University level. He has to his credit over 60 in-depth scientific articles, which are published in reputable journals in the areas of Environmental Toxicology, Phytomedicine and Plant Biochemistry. He has supervised several undergraduate projects, 8 M.Sc. and 2 PhD. theses. He is a member of several scientific societies including Biochemical Society (UK), Nigerian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB) and Society for Medicinal Plants and Economic Development (South Africa).