Dr. Anifowose

I'm an alumnus of the University of Lagos, with a First-Class degree in Chemistry and a Ph.D. degree from Georgia State University. I teach Organic Chemistry on YouTube. I built this website to mentor Nigerian students and support those who have demonstrated excellence in academy and leadership

What I Do

Teach Organic Chemistry

I teach organic chemistry at a level suitable for a first-year university student to a Ph.D. candidate. I explain all topics in a way that everyone understands.

Research

I am a trained synthetic organic chemist. Over the course of my career, I have synthesized more than 100 final compounds of pharmaceutical importance.

Mentorship

As a student, I benefited from mentorship and financial support from diverse sources. So, I hold it a responsibility and mission to help students in any way I possibly can.

Digital Content Expert

I’m an outlier; a rare blend of a chemist, a digital content expert, and a front-end developer, I create aesthetically appealing websites with e-commerce integration.

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Education

2014 - 2019
Georgia State University

Doctor of Philosophy

• Designed and synthesized 7 novel Photosensitizers to induce lipid oxidation in cancer cells. • Designed and synthesized 13 Amino acids prodrugs and demonstrated release kinetics • Designed and synthesized 60 novel anticancer agents using various synthetic methodologies. • Achieved 12,000 folds increase in solubility of a poorly soluble anti-cancer agent by prodrug strategy - this is a major drug developability issues especially if a drug must make it through the FDA. • Designed and synthesized novel compounds that induce apoptosis in cancer cells by reactivating p53 protein.

2004 - 2008
University of Lagos

Bachelors of Science (First Class)

I worked on the synthesis of Pyrrolo [1, 2-a][1,4]Benzodiazepine-3, 5-dione. This is a compound that has antiviral activity as it inhibits HIV-1 reverse transcriptase (RT) enzyme and prevents HIV-1 cytopathic-genecity in T4 Lymphocytes without any appreciable activity on HIV-2 cytopathic effect. I underwent a comprehensive curriculum of studies that include chemistry of Bio-active Organic Compounds, Methods of Chemical Analysis, Applied Spectroscopy, Natural Products Chemistry, Organic Synthesis, Organometallics, Chemical Thermodynamics, Chemical Kinetics, Modern Physics, etc

Awards and Funding

Research Fellowship

CDT, GSU, Atlanta.
2015 - 2018

Teaching Award

Georgia State University
2019

University Scholar

University of Lagos, Nigeria
2005 - 2008

Academic Excellence

MFM Ministries, Nigeria
2010

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FAQs - YouTube Channel

Where can I watch your lectures?

Currently, you can watch all my lecture videos on YouTube. I have plans to host some full videos on this website in the future and also teach Biology on the channel. If you have a topic you will like me to teach, contact me. I encourage you to share this website and my channel with your friends. Thank you and I will see you in the next lecture.

When do you release the videos?

Typically, I release one lecture video within a week. However, I may not be able to release any video sometimes due to the nature of my work. I work full time in a pharmaceutical company. So, I only use my extra time to do this - for the love of chemistry.

FAQs - Scholarship

What is the Scholarship?

This scholarship pays Nigerian undergraduate and postgraduate students cash awards, which varies based on students ranking on the application. A lot of metrics are considered to determine qualified candidates. All applications are thoroughly screened and assigned a score, which determines each student's rank.

What do I need to apply?

BEFORE you begin the application, get your academic transcripts (or statement of results) on your phone or computer (you will need to upload it). Name the file with your first name (e.g abiodun_transcript.png). The results are subject to verification and the deadline is 30th of August, 2020.