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Dr Mrs Victoria Moltong Yilwa Dan

Dr. Mrs Victoria Moltong Yilwa Dan
Senior Lecturer
Department of Biological Science

Dr Dan holds B. Sc. (Botany), M. Sc., and Ph. D in Cytogenetics and Plant Breeding from the University of Jos and Master of Leadership Studies (M. LS) from Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna. She has over 30 years of teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Over the years, she has taught several Biological Science courses which include: Botany, Biostatistics, Genetics, Plant Anatomy, Plant Breeding, Cytology, Cytogenetics and Plant Biotechnology. She has attended several national and international conferences and workshops. Dr Dan is a member of Botanical Society of Nigeria (BOSON), Genetics Society of Nigeria (GSN) and Biotechnology Society of Nigeria (BSN); she is an editor and reviewer of several reputable Journals. She has supervised more than 70 Ph D, M Sc and undergraduate student research works in various disciplines of Biology. Her research interests include Genetics, Plant Breeding and Biotechnology.



  1. Genetics of Cowpea: Qualitative and Quantitative Traits of Cowpea. Lambert Publishers. Edited by A. Covali. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmBH & Co, Germany. 2012. Available on line at


  1. The History of Sickle Cell Disease in Nigeria. In Perspectives in African Historical Studies. Edited by Tangban, O. E. and Osakwe, C.C. 2013. pp 773-784


  1. Yilwa, V. M. and Ifenkwe, O. P. (1998). Screening for resistance to spot blotch (Helminthosporium sativum) and head scab (Fusarium graminearum) among wheat lines in Jos Plateau of Nigeria. African Journal of Natural Sciences. 2: (1) 39 – 43.
  2. Yilwa, V. M., Ifenkwe, O. P. and Singh, B. B. (2002). Genetic Association Between Plant Pigmentation and Flower Colour in Cowpea. Nigerian Journal of Botany. 15: 57 – 61
  3. Yilwa, V. M., Singh, B. B. and Ifenkwe, O. P. (2003). Genetic Analysis of Pod-tip and Calyx Pigmentation in Cowpea. Nigerian Journal of Genetics. 18: 18 – 21
  4. Yilwa, V. M., Ifenkwe, O. P. and Singh, B. B. (2004). Inheritance of Purple Colour Pigmentation in Cowpea Flowers. Nigerian Journal of Botany. 17: (1) 119 – 127
  5. Yilwa, V. M. (2005). Inheritance Pattern of Seed Coat Colour in Cowpea. Biological and Environmental Sciences Journal for the Tropics 2: (2) 101 – 105
  6. Ishiyaku, M. F. and Yilwa, V. M. (2009). New Source of Drought Tolerance in Cowpea Vigna unguiculata [L] Walp.) from Irradiation Induced Mutation. Nigerian Journal of Botany. 22: (1) 53 – 60.
  7. Yilwa, V. M. (2017). The Pattern of Distribution of ABO Blood Groups in Kaduna Metropolis, Nigeria. Malaysian Journal of Medical and Biological Research. 4 (1): 43 – 46. DOI:
  8. Sodimu, A.I., Yilwa,V. M. and Onwumere, G. B. (2017). The impact of gas flaring from the Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Industry (KRPC) on plant diversity in Kaduna Northern Guinea Savanna Eco-region of Nigeria. World Scientific News 69: 168 – 178
  9. Ishiyaku, M.F., Yilwa, V.M., Singh, B. B., Olufajo, O. O. and Zaria, A. A. (2017).-Phenotypic stability for selected traits of some cowpea lines in Nigerian agro-ecologies. Plant Breeding and Biotechnology 5 (2): 67-77.
  10. Magaji,Y., Ajibade, G.A., Yilwa,V.M., Appah, J, Haroun, A.A., Alhaji, I, Namadi, M.M., and Sodimu, A.I. (2018). Concentration of heavy metals in the soil and translocation with phytoremediation potential by plant species in military shooting range. World Scientific News 92(2), 260-271.
  11. Sodimu, A. I., G. B. Onwumere, and V. M. Yilwa (2019). Soil Based Heavy Metals Originating from Anthropogenic Activities on Floristic Composition of Some Selected Sites in Kaduna Northern Guinea Savanna of Nigeria. Asian JournalofEnvironment&Ecology
  12. E.C Nwagwu, V.M Yilwa, N.E Egbe and G.B Onwumere (2020). Isolation and Identification of Hydrocarbons- Degrading Bacteria from Panteka Stream, Kaduna, Nigeria, and Assessment of their Potential for Bioremediation. Nigerian Journal of Biotechnology 37(2). DOI: 10.4314/njb.v37i2.8. ISSN: 0189-1731
  13. Kereakede, E., Abdulsalami, M.S., Egbe, N.E., Yilwa, V.M., Oaikhena, E.E., Oladapo, E.O., Danjuma, A. and Onuh K. (2021). Molecular characterization of bacteria strains isolated from “JIKO”: A herbal preparation consumed in some parts of Kaduna metropolis, Nigeria. African Journal of Biotechnology . 20(4): 159-163.DOI: 10.5897/AJB. ISSN: 1684-5315
  14. Ejeh, E, Yilwa, V.M. and Dikwa, K.B., Mshelia, A. S., Oaikhena, E. E., and Saadat, S. S (2022). Effects of Aqueous and Methanolic Extracts of Unripe Carica Papaya Seed Extract on Mcf-7 Breast Cancer Cell Lines. Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Science. 8(2): 07-16
    ISSN(Online) : 2347-2995
  15. V. M. Yilwa, N. E. Egbe, A. U. Hassan and U. O. Ozojiofor (2022). Characterization and Evaluation of the Effects of Indigofera pulchra, Aristolochia albida and Andrographis paniculata Leaves Extract Phenolics against the Activity of Naja nigricollis and Echis ocellatus Snake Venoms. Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medical Research18(3): 28-42,Article no.JOCAMR.88330 ISSN: 2456-6276
  16. M. J. Kamara, V. M. Yilwa, G. B. Onwumere, M. S. Abdulsalami and A. O. Ume (2022). Extraction and Activities of Crude Proteases from Solid State Fermentation of Aspergillus Niger Grown on Various Agro Waste
  17. K. Onuh, K.B. Dikwa, V. M. Dan, M. S. Abdulsalami, U. O. Oziojiofor, E. E. Oaikhena, K. Onuh (2022). Molecular Detection of Transgenes in Improved Varieties of Cowpea. International Journal of Biochemistry Research and Review. 31 (8): 1-9.


  1. Basic Training (Hands-on Workshop) on Recombinant DNA Technology. Organized by the Centre for Biotechnology Research and Training (CBRT). Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. 27 September – 8 October, 2010 Institutions, Organizational Culture and Service Delivery. Organized by Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria. 1 – 3 Feb, 2011
  2. Molecular Biology Course on Molecular Biology Laboratory Techniques. Organised by the Institute of Biomedical Research. Kampala International University, Western Campus, Ishaka-Bushenyi, Uganda. 17 – 28 September, 2012.
  3. Hands-on Workshop on Drosophila in Biomedical Research: Affordable and Impacting Course. Organised by the Institute of Biomedical Research, Kampala International University, Western Campus, Ishaka-Bushenyi, Uganda. 25 June – 6 July, 2013.
  4. Practical and Theoretical Course on Plant Tissue Culture: A tool for Genetic Engineering of Plants. ICGEB – NABDA, Lugbe, Abuja, Nigeria. 10 -23 August, 2014.
  5. Botanical Society of Nigeria (BOSON) Annual Conferences.
  6. Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 31st Annual Conference. University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria. 31 October – 1 November, 2011.
  7. The 36th Annual Meeting of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan. Kobe, Japan. 3 – 6 December, 2013. Biotechnology Society of Nigeria Annual Conferences. Genetics Society of Nigeria Annual Conferences.
  8. The 6th International Conference on Forensic Research and Technology Houston, USA. September 18-19, 2017.
  9. The 6th International Conference on Infectious Diseases and Antibiotics, Paris, France. August 28 – 29, 2019.