Salami Abiodun. Olusola. (Mrs.)

Name: Salami Abiodun. Olusola. (Mrs.)
Qualifications: B.Sc Ed., M.Sc., Ph.D
Status: Professor
Specialization: Plant Pathology/Mycology/Soil Microbiology

Telephone: +2348032348318

Professor Abiodun Olusola Salami began her professional career as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Botany and Microbiology, Faculty of Science, University of Ibadan, Nigeria from where she later joined the services of Obafemi Awolowo University but presently an adjunct staff of First Technical University. She has since risen through the ranks of the University to the position of Professor. Prof. Sola Salami currently teaches courses in Crop Production and Protection; especially in the use of mycorrhiza for the sustainability of food crop and improved growth and yield. She has made significant contributions in the area of bio-control processes in plant-microbe interaction as well as Mycorrhiza agro-biotechnology as a land-use improver. She is an accomplished Scientist, a budding administrator and a consultant to several organizations within and outside Nigeria. As an Academic, Prof. Sola Salami is an erudite scholar and a prolific writer, these have earned her many academic invitations and scientific visitations on personnel recognition globally. She is an acclaimed Scientist per excellence, who has won several international awards and fellowships. These include: Fellow, International Women Forum for Leadership Foundation (IWF); African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD); International Visiting Scholar, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Sydney, USA; NFP/NUFFIC Fellowships, The Netherlands; Winner, Women in Science Competition; MASHAV Fellowship, Israel; UNESCO/People’s Republic of China Co-Sponsored Fellowship; Fellow, Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) International Inc. USA; and LEAD Fellowship Award, among others. She is a member of many professional bodies including the American Phytopathological Society, the International Society for Plant Pathology; the British Society for Plant Pathology; and the American Society of Agronomy, among others. Prof. Sola Salami was the first female Head of her Department in its more than 60 years of existence, also, she is the first female Professor and currently the Dean, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences in the First Technical University, Ibadan, Nigeria. She has since, delivered her inaugural lecture titled: “Hunger on rampage: fungi to the rescue!”