Dr Solomon Ugoya

PhD candidate, Neurosurgery

Dr Solomon Ugoya is currently a PhD scholar at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Science (Macquarie University), investigating the role of brain microvascular endothelial cells in cerebral aneurysm and vascular targeting with pro-thrombotic conjugates as therapeutic option for brain arteriovenous malformation under the supervision of Professor Marcus Stoodley. He completed his medical studies (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) at University of Jos, Nigeria, graduating with Honours in 1996. He completed his residency training in Medicine with sub-specialisation in neurology in 2004 at UCH Ibadan, Nigeria and awarded the Fellowship of Medical College of Physician-Neurology. He pioneered the neurology division of the Jos University Teaching Hospital and was appointed as Lecturer in neurology in 2005 and rose to the rank of Reader/Associate Professor of Neurology in 2011.

Dr Ugoya has a broad academic interest and is a recipient of numerous postgraduate scholarships, research grants and awards. His most recent grant is Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) to investigate the role of antiepilepsy on bone loss and risk of fracture in persons with epilepsy. He has authored several clinical and research articles covering areas from peripheral nerve disorders in diabetes, stroke and traumatic brain injury.