Dr. Ijeoma (EJ) Otigbuo

Dr. Ijeoma (E.J) Otigbuo  earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Boston College, a Master of Science Degree in Cytogenetics from New York University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Medical Parasitology from University of Toronto/ University of Lagos. Post-graduate studies at NorthEastern  University and University of Maryland consist of the following Courses: Drug metabolism, Toxicology, and Disease Control, and Clinical and Pathogenic Microbiology, respectively.

She has taught a variety of courses at various levels, and in different disciplines as follows: College level microbiology, Clinical Parasitology, General Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Early childhood education, Physiological Psychology, Medical terminology.

Dr. Otigbuo is credited with numerous publications in reputable scientific journals; the most recent was published in August 2004 in the London journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. She has presented in various conferences and workshops in the US and abroad.

Dr Otigbuo is a recipient of the NISOID award for excellence in teaching, and was Chair of Biology, Physical Education and Health Sciences from 2001 to 2004, during which time she attended and graduated from Chair Academy. She is also the founder and Director of the AIDS Awareness Resource Center at Montgomery College, the Biology club of Montgomery College, and has designed the Biotechnology and Diversity Summer Camp for area youth, and has served as the Montgomery College Coordinator for the Howard University Center of Excellence Program for Pre-pharmacy students. 

Dr. Otigbuo has written and won some grants and recently authored a microbiology lab manual. She is currently involved in a college-wide grant initiative with Discovery communications Incorporated and working on publishing her second book.


Contact Information

Office: SN 212
Phone: 240-567-1411
Fax: 240-567-1410


Courses Taught

BI 107
BI 203
Issues in Biology

(a writing intensive course)



Biology Club
Math and Science Learning Center


Page Created by: Jason Fuller
Updated: Dec. 12 2005
Biology Department
Science North, Room 211
7600 Takoma Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Phone: (240) 567-1422
Fax: (240) 567-1410