GODLOVE AMBE MUSONGONG, PhD, CBiol, MIBiol, MRSB

GODLOVE AMBE MUSONGONG, PhD, CBiol, MIBiol, MRSB

Associate Professor

Tel: +237 672 141 066
Email: gmusongong@yahoo.fr/ga.musongong@catuc.org

  1. Biodata

1.1    Date and Place of Birth:  6th August, 1956 at Bafut, Mezam

1.2    Nationality:  Cameroonian

1.3    Marital Status:   Married and father of FIVE

1.4    Address:  Catholic University of Cameroon (CATUC), Bamenda, P.O. Box 782,

Bamenda, North West Region, Cameroon

  1. Educational Qualifications, Institutions and Dates

2.I Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Veterinary Parasitology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria, (1998).

2.1.1 Thesis: The Use of Nigerian Outbred Strain of Domestic Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) as a Laboratory Model for the Study of the Pathogenesis of Trichostrongylus colubriformis Infections in Small Ruminants

2.1.2 Award: Vice Chancellor’s Award for the Best Post Graduate Student in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

2.2 Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Applied Zoology, University of Reading, U.K., (1988)

2.2.1 Thesis:  The Effects of Concurrent Infections of Trichuris muris, Eimeria

apionodes and Eimeria  falciformis in laboratory mice

2.3 Honors Bachelor of Science in Zoology (BSc Hons), Second Class, Upper Division University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, (1979).

2.3.1 Dissertation: Comparative study of social and maintenance behaviour of two rodents, Lophuromys sikapusi and Praomys tullbergi

2.4 Cameroon College of Arts Science and Technology, (CCAST), Bambili, General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics) 1973

2.5 Cameroon Protestant College (CPC), Bali, General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Anatomy Physiology and Hygiene, English Language, English Literature, French, Religious Knowledge) 1969

2.6 Basel Mission Boys School, Nsem, Bafut (1964)

  1. Work Experience

3.1 Research and Teaching

3.1.1.1 Senior Research Officer, IRAD, Cameroon

3.1.1.2  Chartered Biologist, Lecturer in Zoology, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria (2009-2011)

3.1.1.3  Chartered Biologist, Lecturer in Microbiology and Parasitology, Catholic University of Cameroon (CATUC), Bamenda (2011-present)

3.1.1.4  Chartered Biologist, Lecturer in Animal Science, Bamenda University of Science and Technology, Cameroon (2005-present)

3.1.1.5 O and A Level GCE Biology Teacher and in charge of Biology

Cameroon Protestant College, Bali (1980-1982)

3.1.1.6 Biology Teacher, Class Master and House Master

Presbyterian Secondary School, Besongabang (1979-1980)

3.1..1.7 Biology, Chemistry and Maths teacher and Class Master

Presbyterian Secondary School, Batibo (1973 – 1976)

3.1.1.8 Classroom Teacher Presbyterian Primary School, Mankwi, Bafut (1970 – 1971)

3.1.1.9  Classroom Teacher Presbyterian Primary School, Tingoh, Bafut (1969 – 1970)

3.2       Evolution in Research Career and Research Interest

3.2.1 Senior Research Officer, Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (2008 – present)

3.2.2 Research Officer, Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (2004-2007)

3.2.3 Assistant Research Officer, Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (1997 – 2003)

3.2.4 Senior Research Technician, Institute of Zootechnical and Veterinary Research (1988 – 1997)

3.2.5 Research Technician, Institute of Zootechnical Research, Cameroon (1983-1988)

3.2.6 Research interests

  • human and animal parasitology (epidemiology, protozoology, helminthology, zoonoses), phenotypic markers of parasite resistance in farm animals

3.2.7 Work in view

  • Characterisation of West African Dwarf Sheep and Goats in the North West Region,Cameroon

3.2.8 Participation in scientific missions and other activities

.       3.2.8.1 Presbyterian Education Authority Grant for training Graduate Teachers for Presbyterian Secondary Schools in Cameroon  (1976-1979)

3.2.8.2  : Institute of Animal Research, Cameroon, Grant for in-service training of researchers (1986-1988)

3.2.8.3 IRZV/PRAN Partial Support Grant for Doctorate Degree Program (1992-1998)

3.2.8.4 IFS Research on trypanotolerance in Namchi and Akou cattle in North Cameroon (1997)

3.2.8.5 PNRVA Supervision in Adamawa Province, Cameroon (1996).

3.2.8.6  Field diagnosis of cattle trypanosomiasis outbreak in Djohong Subdivision, Adamawa Province, Cameroon (1989)

3.2.8.7  Postdoctoral Research with Sir Halley Stewart Trust Collaborative Research Project on Genetic and Acquired Resistance of West African Dwarf goats to haemonchosis, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria (1999-2007)

    3.3 Student Projects Supervision

3.3.1 Doctorate Thesis

3.3.1.1 The prevalence of malnutrition, Parasitic infection and their effect on School     Children in the Adamawa Region of Cameroon. Doctorate thesis of Mme Chia Mary Goreti Nain submitted to the University of Ngaoundere,  School of Agro-Industrial Sciences

3.3.2    Maitrise

3.3.2.1 Effets nematocides des extraits ethanoliques de cinq plantes de l’Adamaoua (Cameroun) sur les larves de Strongyloides papillosus (Weedl, 1856) in vitro. Maîtrise en Sciences Naturelles (Option : Zoologie) par Gangue Tiburce. Université de Ngaoundéré, Mars, 2000.

3.3.2.2 Epidémiologie de quelques parasites gastro-intestinal chez les petits ruminants dans la Vina (Adamaoua-Cameroun). Maïtrise en Sciences Naturelles (Option : Zoologie) par Djoubaidatou, Université de Ngaoundere, 2002.

3.3.2.3 Epidémiologie de l’haemonchose à Haemonchus contortus chez les petits ruminants dans l’Adamaoua. Maïtrise en Biologie et Physiologie Animales par Ndoh Maurice, Université de Ngaoundéré, 2002.

3.3.2.4 Masters

3.3.2.4.1    A comparative analysis of outpatients’ waiting time  in urban and rural health facicilities in Bamenda Health District. Master Public Health by Tamjong Elvis Nkuh (BUST-PGM-H-12/122 (2015)

3.3.2.4.2  Determination of the Prevalence of Caprine Haemonchosis in West African Dwarf Goats in Lower Dzekwa, Bui Division, Cameroon. Master of Science by Njenom Dikuba Charles, PGM-A-11/85 (2016).

3.3.2.4.3 The prevalence of bovine trypaosomiasis in cattle breeds of the North West Region of Cameroon, Master of Science by Yensi Lawan Prudentia (2019)

3.3.3 Bachelors Degree Projects :

         Thirty one (31) end-of-course research projects (Bachelor of Science):

3.3.1 University of Maiduguri 20 projects

3.3.2 Bamenda University of Science and Technology 5 projects

3.3.3 Catholic University of Bamenda (CATUC) 6 projects

3.4 Student internship

3.4.1 Etude comparative de l’infection helminthique des bovines Namchi et Goudali pendant la saison des pluies en zone de savane soudano-guinéenne du Cameroun. Rapport de stage de fin d’étude du 1er cycle universitaire présenté par Djuikwo Ngonga Ruth Viviane (1997)

3.5 Seminar Papers

3.5.1    Vertebrate Migration: a seminar paper submitted to the Dept of Zoology, University of Ibadan, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, 1979.

3.5.2    The major gastrointestinal helminths interfering with cattle performance in tropical Africa: a seminar paper submitted to the Dept of Pure and Applied Zoology, University of Reading, U.K. in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Master of Philosophy, 1987

3.5.3    Bovine Trichomoniasis: a seminar paper submitted to the Dept of Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, 1994.

3.5.4    How parasites evade host immune responses: a seminar presented to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, 1994.

3.5.5    Immunity to helminth parasites of domesticated animals: a seminar paper submitted to the Dept of Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, 1994

3.5.6    Host-Parasite interrelationship in concurrent helminth-protozoan infection of animals with special reference to farm animals: a seminar paper presented to the Department of Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, 1994.

  • Publications in Scientific Journals

4.23 N.J. Ebene, J.P. Mingoas, Pogue H.B. Bayemi, T.K. Manchang, M.Y. Mfopit, I.O. Onyali, G.A. Musongong, S.N. Chiejina (2016) Interaction between Trypanosoma brucei and Haemonchus contortus in West African Dwarf goats. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 10(4):1580-1589

4.22 Musongong GA, Ndofor-Foleng HM, Abdurashid M (2011) Prevalence of Haemonchus contortus in two breeds of small ruminants in Maiduguri, an arid zone of Northern Nigeria, Engormix:https://en.engormix.com

4.21 Ngongeh L.A. and Musongong G.A. (2011) Effects of duration of storage and temperature on the viability and infectivity of Trypanosoma brucei in outbred albino mice. International Journal of Science and Nature 2:136-139

4.20 Ngongeh L.A., Onyenwe I.W., Oche D.A., Musongong G.A. and Fakae B.B. (2011) Prevalence of cestode infections in albino mice and rats in Enugu and Abia States of Eastern Nigeria. Continental Journal of Animal and Veterinary Research 3:16-20 

4.19 Ndofor Foleng H.M., Ebangi A.L., Musongong G.A. and Nwakalor N.L. (2011) Evaluation of non genetic factors affecting preweaning and postweaning growth in Gudali and Wakwa cattle reared in Cameroon. International Journal of Science and Nature 2:388-394

4.18 C. Tanenbe, H.Gambo, A.G. Musongong, O. Boris, M.D. Achukwi (2010) Prevalence de la trypanosomose bovine dans les departments du Faro et Deo, et de la Vina au Cameroun: bilan de vingt annees de lute contre les glossines. Rev Elev Med vet Pays Trop 63: 63-69

4.17 Behnke J.M., Chiejina S.N., Musongong G.A., Nnadi P.A., Ngongeh L.A., Abonyi F.O. and Fakae B.B. (2010) Resistance and resilience of traditionally managed West African Dwarf goats from the savanna zone of northern Nigeria to naturally acquired trypanosome and gastrointestinal nematode infection. Journal of Helminthology 12:1-12

4.16 Chiejina S.N., Behnke J.M., Musongong G.A., Nnadi P.A. and Ngongeh L.A. (2010) Resistance and resilience of West African Dwarf goats of the Nigerian Savanna zone to experimental escalating primary and challenge infection with Haemonchus contortus. Veterinary Parasitology 171:81-90

4.15 Sam Chiejina, Jerzy Behnke, Pius Nnadi, Luc Ngongeh, Godlove Musongong (2009) The responses of two ecotypes of Nigerian West African Dwarf goats to experimental infections with Trypanosoma brucei and Haemonchus contortus. Small Ruminant Research 85:91-98

4.14  C.E. Odu, G.A. Musongong,  M. Nuhu, F.C. Onwuliri (2009) Popularity rating of herbal remedies for typhoid fever and skin diseases in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Experimental and Applied Biology 10: 165-171

4.13     Achukwi M.D., Ibeagha-Awemo E.M., Musongong G.A., Ehardt G.(2009)

Doayo/Namchi (Bos taurus) cattle with low zebu attributes are trypanotolerant under natural vector challenge. Online Journal of Veterinary Research 13: 94-105

4.12     Achukwi M.D., Musongong G.A. (2009) Trypanosomosis in the Doayo/Namchi (Bos taurus) and zebu White Fulani (Bos indicus) cattle in North Cameroon. Journal of Applied Biosciences 15: 807-814

4.11 D. Monglo, L.M. Njonmeta, G. Musongong, M. Ngassum, E.N. Nukinine (2006) Evaluation of anthelmintic potential of ethanolic plant extracts from Northern Cameroon against eggs and infective larvae of Haemonchus contortus. Journal of Biological Sciences  6(2): 426-433

4.10     J.M. Behnke, S.N. Chiejina, G.A. Musongong, B.B. Fakae, R.C. Ezeokonkwo,

P.A. Nnadi, L.A. Ngongeh, J.N. Ebene, D. Wakelin (2006).Naturally occurring variability in some phenotypic markers and correlates of haemonchotolerance in West African Dwarf goats in a subhumid zone of Nigeria. Veterinary Parasitology 14: 107-121

4.9 G.A. Musongong, E.N. Nukenine, M. Ngassoum, T. Gangue, O. Messine, C.N.

Fokunang, F.G. Zalom, L.M. Njongmeta and V. Tanya (2004) in vitro Toxicity of Ethanolic Plant Extracts from Adamawa Province, Cameroon to infective larvae of Strongyloides papillosus. Journal of Biological Sciences 4: 763767.

4.8 B.B. Fakae, G.A. Musongong, S.N. Chiejina, J.M. Behnke, L.A. Ngongeh, D. Wakelin (2004) Variability in the resistance of the Nigerian West African Dwarf goat to abbreviated escalating trickle and challenge infections with Haemonchus contortus. Veterinary Parasitology 122: 51-65.

      4.7 G.A. Musongong, S.N. Chiejina, B.B. Fakae, M.M. Ikeme (2004) The responses of a tropical breed of domestic rabbit, Oryctolagus  cuniculus, to experimental infection with Trichostrongylus colubriformis. Journal of Helminthology 78: 240-257

      4.6 G.A. Musongong, B.B. Fakae, S.N. Chiejina (2003) Haematological values   for outbred domestic rabbits in eastern Nigeria. Tropicultura 21: 186-188

      4.5 S.N. Chiejina, G.A. Musongong, B.B. Fakae., J.M. Behnke, L.A. Ngongeh, D. Wakelin (2003) The modulatory influence of Trypanosoma brucei on challenge infection with Haemonchus contortus in Nigerian West African Dwarf goats segregated into weak and strong responders to the nematode. Veterinary Parasitology 128: 29-40

      4.4 G.A. Musongong, B.B. Fakae, S.N. Chiejina and P.N. Nnadi (2003) A method    for the isolation of a Nigerian field strain of Haemonchus contortus and its     maintenance in the West African Dwarf goat. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and Environment 5: 287-292.

      4.3 S.N. Chiejina, B.B. Fakae, J.M. Behnke, Nnadi P.A., G.A. Musongong, D. Wakelin (2002) Expression of acquired immunity to a local isolate of Haemonchus contortus by Nigerian West African Dwarf goats. Veterinary Parasitology 104: 229-242

      4.2 M.D. Achukwi, G.A. Musongong, K.F. Chah (2000) Prevalence of bovine fasciolosis in the Ngaoundere Gudali cattle within the abattoir catchment area of Ngaoundere District, Adamawa Province, Cameroon. Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa 49: 254-258.

4.1 G. A. Musongong, B.B. Fakae (1999) Prevalence of Eimeria stiedai infection in domestic rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) in Eastern Nigeria Rev. Elev.  Med. Vet. Pays Trop. 52: 117-118

5. Papers Accepted and Presented at Conferences

5.1 Behnke J.M., Chiejina S.N., Fakae B.B., Musongong G.A., Ngongeh L.A., Wakelin D. (2006), Phenotypic markers of haemonchotolerance in Nigerian WestAfrican   Dwarf goats experimentally infected with Haemonchus contortus. 13th Annual Conference of the Cameroon Biosciences Society, 14-16th December, 2006.  University of Douala, Cameroon.

5.2 Behnke JM, Chiejina SN, Fakae BB, Musongong GA, Ngongeh LA, Wakelin D (2006) Management of Nigerian West African Dwarf goats under total confinement for Parasitological Experiments: POSTER 13th Annual Conference of the Cameroon Biosciences Society, 14-16th December 2006, University of Douala, Cameroon

5.3 B.B. Fakae, S.N. Chiejina, G.A. Musongong, L.A. Ngongeh, J.M. Behnke, and D. Wakelin. (2003).The response of the Nigerian West African Dwarf goat to abbreviated escalating trickle and challenge infections with Haemonchus contortus infections.  World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 10-14 August, 2003

5.4 B.B. Fakae, S.N. Chiejina, G.A. Musongong, L.A. Ngongeh, J.M. Behnke, D. Wakelin (2003) Prospects for genetic selection for resistance to gastrointestinal nematodes in the West African Dwarf goats 28th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production. 16-20th March, 2003. Obafemi Awolowo, University. Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, PMB 5029, Moor Plantation, Ibadan, Nigeria

5.5 B.B. Fakae, S.N. Chiejina, P.A. Nnadi, G.A. Musongong, J.M. Behnke, D. Wakelin (2001) Acquired immunity to a local strain of Haemonchus contortus by Dwarf goats. The 18th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology: Promoting Advancement, Preventing Tradition. 26-30 August 2001. Stressa, Italy.

5.6.G. A. Musongong, S.N. Chiejina, B.B. Fakae (2000) Haematological and

humoral immune (IgG) responses of a Nigerian breed of domestic rabbit to    experimental infection with Trichostrongylus colubriformis (Giles,1892). 8th Annual Conference of the Cameroon Biosciences Society, 7-9th December, 2000. University of Ngaoundere, Cameroon.

5.7 G. A. Musongong, V.N. Tanya (1999) Gastro-intestinal helminth parasite spectrum of domestic ruminants on the Adamawa Plateau, Cameroon: Population structure of Haemonchus spp. in the Adamawa Gudali Cattle (Preliminary results) Biosciences proceedings Vol. 6: 86-90.

5.8 Achukwi M.D., Musongong G.A. (1999) Prevalence of bovine fasciolosis in the Ngaoundere Gudali cattle within the abattoir catchment area of Ngaoundere District, Adamawa Province, Cameroon, Biosciences Proceedings 6:139-142

5.9 Achukwi M.D., Musongong G.A., Ekue F.N. (2005) Trypanosomiasis in the Namchi/Doayo (Bos taurus) cattle and White Fulani zebu/akou (Bos indicus) cattle in the Faro Division of North Cameroon, Revue Scientifque 2005 de l’IRAD, Palais des Congres, Yaounde, 25-28 juillet, 2005

5.10 Musongong G.A., Ndofor-Foleng H.M., Abdurashid M. (2009) Prevalence and intensity of Haemonchus contortus infection in Borno Red goats and Borno White sheep in Maiduguri, an arid zone of Northern Nigeria, 16th Annual Conference of Cameroon Biosciences Society, 3-5 December 2009, Yaounde, Cameroon 

5.11 Ebene N.J., Chiejina S.N., Fakae B.B., Musongong G.A., Ngongeh L.A., Ndofor-Foleng H.M. (2007) Impact of Haemonchus contortus on productivity of West African Dwarf goats segregated into resistant and susceptible phenotypes. Cameroon Bioscience Society, XIVe Conference Annuelle de Biosciences, Antenne Bambili de l’Universite de Dschang et IRAD Bambui, Cameroon, 6-8 decembre 2007

5.12 Ndofor-Foleng H.M. Onyimonyi A.E., Nwoga C.C., Musongong G.A. (2009) Biological value of maggot meal as a replacement for fish meal in the diet of African Land Snail (Achatina achatina) hatchlings. Cameroon Bioscience Society XVIe Annual Conference, 3-5 December 2009, Yaounde, Cameroon. www.cameroonbioscience.org p31 (2009

6.    Membership of Societies

6.1     Royal Society of Biology, UK

  • Organization of Society of Biology (SOB) Nigeria

6.2       Institute of Biology, UK

6.3       British Society for Parasitology

6.4       World Wide Fund (WWF)

  • Activities for conservation of nature and protection of endangered species

6.5       Cameroon Biosciences Society

  • Advancement of Biology by working with students in various aspects and publishing

6.6       American Biographical Institute

  • Recommending and nominating outstanding personalities for recognition as men of the year

6.7      FAO Network for Helminthology in Africa

  • Identification of helminth issues connected with food and biosecurity

6.8      American Society for Microbiology

7.  Other Knowledge

7.1     Cameroon General Certificate of Education Examination

7.1.1    Examiner in Ordinary Level Biology   (1980-1982)

7.1.2    Examiner in Advanced Level Biology (1982)

7.2.2  Service to the community

7.2.2.1 President, Reading University Cameroonian Students (1987-1988)

7.2.2.2 Secretary, National Union of Cameroon Students (NUCS), Ibadan Branch (1977-1978)

7.2.2.3 Patron, Christian Youths Fellowship, Presbyterian Secondary School, Batibo, Cameroon (1973-1976)

7.2.2.4 Secretary, Students Christian Movement, Cameroon College of Arts, Science and Technology, Bambili, Cameroon (1972-1973)

7.2.2.5 Secretary, Bafut Students Association, Bali Branch (1968)

7.2.2.6  Department of Biological Sciences Coordinator of Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES), University of Maiduguri, Nigeria (2010-2011)

7.2.2.7   Member of Biological Sciences Departmental Postgraduate Committee, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria (2010)

7.2.2.8 Head of Department of Microbiology, Catholic University of Cameroon (CATUC), Bamenda, Cameroon (2012-present)

7.2.2.9 Parochial President, Catholic Men Association, Saint Patrck Parish, Njinteh Bafut (2017 – present)

7.2.2.10 Chairman Financial Committee, St. Patrick Parish, Njinteh

8       Referees

8.1 Professor S.N. Chiejina, Professor of Veterinary Parasitology, Department of Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. Email: samnneka@yahoo.co.uk

8.2 Dr. Vincent Tanya, Technical Adviser No. 1, Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation. Yaounde, Cameroon. email: vntanya@yahoo.com

8.3 Dr. Mbanya Justin, Institute of Agricultural Research for Development, Regional Centre of Bambui, P. 0. Box 80, Bamenda, North West Province, Cameroon. Email: mbanyajustin@yahoo.com

8.4 The Vice Chancellor, Catholic University of Cameroon,(CATUC), Bamenda, PO Box 782, Bamenda, Cameroon

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