Meet OLARINMOYE OLUWATOSIN MODUPE, an Academic Staff of Lagos State University.


Ecology/ Environmental Biology


Lecturer I




At the Fisheries department office

Visiting Hour

Appointment on Visitation important

Research Interest

Topic: Ecotoxicology/ Aquatic Animal Health Monitoring

Description: My research from the onset has been primarily driven by the need to ensure and preserve the fisheries of Lagos state through investigations into the pollution status of water bodies, and the effects of xenobiotic pollutants on resident fauna, especially fish. Lagos is a large and crowded metropolitan city, and the human, industrial and commercial activities carried therein a a continual daily basis, lead to the generation of large amounts of complex mixtures of anthropogenic wastes for which the surface waters, especially the lagoon of the same name are the ultimate sinkholes. I have established the polluted nature of the lagoon using simple histological, histochemical, biochemical, and lately, genotoxic markers of exposure of feral fish to the lagoons waters. I have also established in the last two years, the presences and concentrations of an important class of emerging contaminants i.e. the pharmaceuticals of human and veterinary use in the lagoon, and I am presently establishing specific effects on local fish species, and identifying biomarkers of exposure for use as early warning systems for water quality, and aquatic animal health monitoring


# Certificate SchoolYear
1. Ph.D (Ecology/ Environmental Biology) The University of Ibadan 2022

Current Research

Eco- parmavovigilance studies

Research Details

Eco-Pharmacovigilance studies Introduction: Pharmaceuticals in water can have potentially toxic effects on the environment humans, and other resident fauna.. Eco-Pharmacovigilance is becoming an Important emerging research area, and Pharmaceuticals have received growing attention from environmental and health agencies all over the world due to recent studies showing the occurrence of pharmaceutical compounds in the environment, especially in water bodies and have become one of the emerging water pollutants. Aim and objectives: These studies were undertaken to detect, assess, understand, and document adverse effects or other problems related to the presence of pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment of Lagos, Nigeria which could affect human and other animal species A cradle to grave approach informed the phased nature of these studies which include source characterisation, identification, quantification and effect investigations.Methods:Tandem combinations of liquid chromatography and mass spectrometric methods including Solid-phase extractions were employed in these investigations.Resulting publications:1.Biochemical alterations in Clarias gariepinus Burchell, 1822 exposed to four environmentally significant pharmaceuticals.2. Detection/quantification study: Quantification of pharmaceutical residues in wastewater impacted surface waters and sewage sludge from Lagos, Nigeria.3. source characterisation study: Assessing the relevance of households and mid-sized government hospitals in Lagos Nigeria as emission pathways for environmental pharmaceutical loading of freshwaters. In review.Contributions to knowledge: These studies and resulting publications established the presence of, and the ecotoxicological effects of exposure of fish to an important emerging contaminant class i.e. human use pharmaceuticals.


OLARINMOYE OLUWATOSIN is a Lecturer I at the Department of Fisheries

OLARINMOYE has a Ph.D in Ecology/ Environmental Biology from The University of Ibadan

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