Researcher: Funsho Mary Oyetunde-Joshua

Information about Researcher Funsho Mary Oyetunde-Joshua


First nameFunsho Mary
Last nameOyetunde-Joshua
CountrySouth Africa
Academic titleDr
Thematic area/fieldST – Physical Sciences and Engineering / ST4 Chemistry
Key wordsphytochemistry, natural products, cytotoxicity


Short summary of activities and expertiseMy name is Funsho Mary, Oyetunde-Joshua. I hold a first degree in Industrial Chemistry (Second Class Upper (Hons)) and a second degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Pharmaceutical analysis). Recently I completed my doctoral degree from the Natural Products Research group, of the School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu Natal. My research expertise involves isolation, purification, and identification of bioactive constituents of medicinal plants using spectroscopic techniques, particularly nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), Infrared (IR) and Mass spectroscopy. I had the opportunity to do the cytotoxicity assay of the isolated compounds and crude extract of the plants I worked on in my PhD research myself. The assays I carried out included MTT, ATP, LDH and MPP. This afforded me the opportunity to gain some research experience in cell culture and some cytotoxicity assays.
Relevant publications and/or research/innovation productsPhytochemical and biological evaluations of three South African medicinal plants, from the Asteraceae and Hyacinthaceae family (https://researchspace.ukzn.ac.za/handle/10413/19837).
Other relevant achievementsTitle: College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science Postgraduate Research and Innovative Symposium. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville Campus, Durban. October 2019. Poster: Phytochemical analysis of Helichrysum panduratum by Funsho Mary Oyetunde-Joshua and Roshila Moodley. Workshop: PhD Teacher Training Program, 2020, University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN), Westville Campus, Durban. Conference: Chair of session, interdisciplinary Research Innovation Conference, 2019, Durban University of Technology (DUT), Steve Biko Campus, Durban
Preferred Host Institution type Academic
Additional information


Email funshomaria4u@yahoo.com
Phone number+27736594238