Professor Udoudo Moses Ekanemesang is a professor of biochemistry with specialisation in enzymology, protein Chemistry and molecular biology.
Professor Ekanemesang received his first degree in Biology from Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas; Master of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. He further obtained a Masters in Public Health from Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA, and progressed to obtain many awards and fellowships. He has worked in several universities in Nigeria and the United States, including the University of Calabar, The University of Oklahoma, The University of Tennessee, Spelman College, and Atlanta, Clark Atlanta University.
Professor Ekanemesang is a member of several professional bodies such as The Nigeria Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American Association for The Advancement of Science, American Society for Microbiology, and the American Public Health Association. Some of his notable research includes characterisation of the brain enzyme: 4-Aminobutyrate Aminotransfersae, isolation and sequencing of Clostridium deficile toxin genes, isolation, and identification of novel Rhodopseudomonas bacterium and characterisation of biofloculants from microbial mats. He has more than forty presentations at national and international conferences and published extensively in top international scientific journals and book chapters.
Professor Ekanemesang has more than forty years of teaching, research, and administrative experience. He has held different academic and administrative positions in Nigerian and American Universities. As a senior research scientist at Clark Atlanta University at the Research Centre for Science and Technology, he procured millions in research funding and served as subject matter expert to many US government agencies including EPA, DOE, and DOD.
Professor Udoudo Ekanemesang was appointed Vice-Chancellor of Obong University in 2015. Professor Ekanemesang is a passionate leader and academic, a motivator, a high achiever, and a visionary. Under his leadership Obong University community has evolved into a budding centre of academic excellence where Christian principles drive our actions in educating leaders of tomorrow.