JSU biology professor named African Scientific Institute Fellow

Biology professor Stephen Ekunwe

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Jackson State University biology professor Stephen Ekunwe has recently been named a fellow of the African Scientific Institute (ASI).

The ASI Fellows association is an international group of accomplished academics, researchers and business people in the fields of science and technology. There are currently 553 ASI Fellows from 41 countries.

The association recognizes the achievement of excellence of each fellow in his or her field through election to membership and various awards for distinguished achievement.

Ekunwe has been recognized by ASI for his achievements in cellular and molecular biology, especially in the area of colon and prostate cancer research with the edible medicinal herb, Ocimum gratissimum. He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies in biology at Jackson State University and earned a Ph.D. in microbiology/cell and molecular biology from Michigan State University. Ekunwe joined the Jackson State faculty in 1998.

For more information about ASI Fellows, visit www.asi-org.net.

Posted by Jean Gordon Cook


6 thoughts on “JSU biology professor named African Scientific Institute Fellow

  1. Dr. Ekunwe,
    Congratulations! Super to have such an outstanding research scientist.
    Dr. Hatcher

  2. On behalf of the Research Compliance Office and Institutional Biosafety Committee, I extend our congratulations for such a distinguished accomplishment.

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