Ahmad Biosketch

Program Director/Principal Investigator (Last, First, Middle):       Ahmad Abdurrahman E.


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NAME: Ahmad Abdurrahman El-fulaty

eRA COMMONS USER NAME (credential, e.g., agency login): AHMADABDUR

POSITION TITLE: Lecturer I/Honorary Principal Medical Laboratory Scientist

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Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto Nigeria



Medical Laboratory Science

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Nigeria




Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Nigeria


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A.        Personal Statement

I am a trained biomedical scientist with bias in Medical Microbiology and Immunology. I took a job as an academician with Ahmadu Bello University Zaria Nigeria as a result of my interest in research and mentoring. My relevance is only impactful by sticking to the bench research in the laboratory, hence my appointment as an Honorary Medical Laboratory Scientist with the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria Nigeria. Consequently, I undertook an MSc. in immunology where I worked on T-cell response in otitis media in children in Zaria Nigeria. I proceeded immediately for my doctoral program where I am currently working on immune tolerance induction by indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) in patients with chronic hepatitis B infection, funded by NIH STAMINA grant.    

B.        Positions and Honors

Positions and Honors

2016-date       Honorary Medical Laboratory Scientist, Immunology Unit, Department of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Nigeria.

2013-date       Lecturer/Medical Laboratory Scientist, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Nigeria.

2013                            Medical Laboratory Scientist, NNPC Industrial Clinic, Kaduna Nigeria

2010-2013       Medical Laboratory Scientist, Hajiya Gambo Sawaba General Hospital, Zaria Nigeria

2012                Medical Laboratory Scientist, National Judicial Council Clinic, Three-Arms Zone, Abuja Nigeria

2011-2012       Medical Laboratory Scientist, Abia State Specialist & Diagnostic Centre Umuahia Abia State Nigeria (National Youth Service Corp Scheme)

Professional Skills

2018    Participation in Viral Genomics, qPCR and Sequence Analysis Short Course, University of Jos, Jos, May 7th – 11th, 2018.

2018    Participation in ABU STAMINA mentoring training, School of Postgraduate Studies, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, March 21st – 23rd, 2018.

2018    Participation in training in research methods in public health, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, February 26th – March 2nd, 2018.

2017    Participation in the Basics of Grant Writing for Accessing International Funding from Donor Agencies for Research and Training, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, 4th July, 2017.

2017    Certification of Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program on Biomedical Research – Basic/Refresher, Online Program Completed on 30 May, 2017. 

2017    Participation in Research Training Workshop covering Case-Based Methods of Teaching and Mentoring, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, February, 1st – 3rd, 2017.

2017    Participation in Research Training Workshop covering Responsible Conduct of Research I, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, January 30th – 31st, 2017.

2016    Participation in Postgraduate Students Conference, ABU Zaria, Nigeria

2016    Participation in the Scientific Symposium on building consensus - Strategies for Bridging the Gap between HIV science and Programme Implementation, Abuja Nigeria

2016    Kaduna AIDS Indicators survey (KADAIS) Training and Field Work (Field Laboratorian)

2014    Recombinant DNA Technology (Hands-on training)

2014    Participation in Recent Advances in Diagnosis of MTB/RIF Resistant TB

2013    Participation in Staff training on partec cyflow (NNPC industrial clinic, Kaduna)    

  1. Participation in Medical Research & Ethics workshop
  1. Participation in NEMA/NYSC Emergency Management Vanguard

2009    Participation in African Education Initiative Scientific Conference

  1. Participation  in NIMELSSA Scientific Conference
  1. Computer Data Processing (Certificate course)

2000    Manual Typing (Grade III) (Certificate course)


Member, Association of Medical Laboratory Scientist of Nigeria 

Associate Member, Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria

Member, African Society for Laboratory Medicine

Member, Viral Hepatitis Association of Nigeria

C.        Contribution to Science

Ahmad, A.E., Sheyin, Z., Kabir, M., Nuhu, A., Garba, M. K., Nata'ala, U. (2015). Prevalence of malaria infection in children attending emergency paediatrics unit of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto – Nigeria. African Journal Infectious Diseases, 9(2): 29– 31. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ajid.v9i2.2.

Idris, A.N., Adamu, B., Ahmad, A.E., Emmanuel, C.O. and Iduda, N.O. (2015). The roles of CCR5delta32 allele on HIV/AIDS epidemic in native Africans. Journal of Applied Virology, 4(3): 49 – 60.

Idris, A.N., Ahmad, A.E., Anthony, U.E., Muhammad, S.S., Jessy, T.M. and Adamu, B. (2015). Molecular detection and clinical implications of HTLV-1 infections among antiretroviral therapy-naïve HIV-1-infected individuals in Abuja, Nigeria. Virology: Research and Treatment, 6: 1 – 7. Doi: 10.4137/VRT.S35331.

Idris, A.N., Owolagba, A., Ahmad, A.E., Barma, M.M., Musa, P.O., Bakare, M., Ibrahim, Y., and Amadu, D.O. (2016). Effects of first-line anti-retroviral therapy on blood coagulation parameters of HIV-infected patients attending a tertiary hospital at Abuja, Nigeria. Malasian Journal of Pathology, 38(2):103 – 109.

Ahmad, A.E., Musa, B.O.P., Jamoh, B.Y., Nasir, I. A., Sa’idu, H., S., Garba, N. (2016). Assessment of CD3+ and CD4+ T-cells and associated microbial infections in children with secretory otitis media in Zaria, Nigeria. Proceedings of the Ahmadu Bello University Postgraduate Students’ Conference 2016, pp. 515 - 518.

Iorhen Ephraim Akase, Bolanle O. P. Musa, Reginald Onyedumarakwe Obiako, Abdurrahman Ahmad Elfulatiy, and Abdullahi Asara Mohammed. (2017). Immune dysfunction in HIV: A possible role for pro- and anti-Inflammatory cytokines in HIV staging. Journal of Immunology Research, 4128398:1-5. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/4128398.

Tahir, M. I., Ahmad, A. E. and Suleiman, A. B. (2017). Anticipated ethical challenges with growing molecular prenatal diagnosis in Nigeria. Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 10(1): 188 – 191.

Afusat Adesina, Saheed Opeyemi Usman, Ahmad Abdurrahman, Tijani Adesina, Olaiya Paul Abiodun, Temitope Christopher Omisakin, Ibiwumi Nafisat Usman, Ndumiso Tshuma and Olusola John Fatunmbi. (2017). HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in Clinical Settings in Western Nigeria: Are Healthcare Providers Prepared? Sokoto Journal of Medical Laboratory Science, 2(3): 95 – 101.

Bello Hali, Halima Yunusa Raji, Ahmad Abdurrahman Elfulaty, Odugu Jude, Abubakar Umar Musa, Nasiru Abubakar. (2017). Comparative Evaluation of Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay Method and Immunochromatographic Rapid Test Strip in the Diagnosis of Hepatitis B Virus Infection Among Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infected Patients in North Western Nigeria. Borno Medical Journal, 14(2): 124 – 129.

Nasir, I. A., Ahmad, A. E. and Dangana, A. (2018). Potential roles of GB virus type C and HIV co-infection on host immunomodulation. Journal of Medical Society, 32(2):166-168. Doi: 10.4103/jms.jms_74_17.

Nasir, I.A., Zakari, M.M., Idris, A. and Ahmad, A.E. (2018). Benefits of human parvovirus B19 testing in sickle cell anemic patients and blood donors in Nigeria. Sahel Medical Journal, 21(4):227-228. doi: 10.4103/smj.smj_40_17.

Ahmad, A. E., Musa, B. O. P., Jamoh, B. Y., Opaluwa, A. S., Nasir, A. I., Usman, Y. (2018). Microbial profile in children with secretory otitis media in Zaria, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology, 32(1):4112-4117.

Nasir, I. A., Bakare, M., Ayodeji, O. A., Ahmad, A. and Hamidu, I. M. (2018). Prevention of dengue virus infection. Saudi Journal of Medicine & Medical Sciences, 6: 43‑44. Doi:10.4103/sjmms.sjmms_7_17.

Ashcroft, O. F., Bello, M., Ahmad A. E., Bunza, N. M. and Ahmed, A. A. (2018). Relationship between Intestinal Helminthiasis and Hemoglobin Level among Primary School Children in Sokoto Metropolis. Archives of Current Research International, 13(3): 1-6, 2018; Article no.ACRI.40025. ISSN: 2454-7077.

Paper Presentations

Ahmad, A.E., Musa, B.O.P., Jamoh, B.Y., Hayatu, S., Nasir, I. A., Garba, N. (2016). Assessment of CD3+ and CD4+ T-cells and associated microbial infections in children with secretory otitis media in Zaria, Nigeria. Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria Annual Scientific conference and workshop, Jalingo, Taraba State Nigeria (2nd – 8th October, 2016).  

Musa, B.O.P., Akase, E.I., Ahmad, A.E. and Okonkwo, L.O. (2016). Hepatitis B Virus screening over a 6 year period in Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria: Trends and Implications. Keystone Symposium M1: New Approaches to Vaccines for Human and Veterinary Tropical Diseases, South Africa. (22nd – 26th May, 2016).

Idris, A.N., Owolagba, A., Ahmad A. E., Musa, P. O. (2016). Effects of firstline antiretroviral therapy on blood coagulation parameters of HIV infected patients attending a tertiary hospital at Abuja, Nigeria. 17th International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI) world congress, Marrakesh Morocco. (9th – 12th May, 2016).

Ahmad A. E. (2013). Application of CD4+ count in the management of HIV patients (Paper presentation at NNPC Clinic Kaduna, Nigeria)

Akase, E.I., Musa, B.O.P., Obiako, O.R., Ahmad, A.E. (2017). Assessment of Inflammatory Cytokines in HIV-Infected treatment-naïve and experienced patients in Zaria Nigeria. Keystone symposium C9: HIV Vaccines, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA. (26th – 30th March, 2017).

D.        Additional Information: Research Support and/or Scholastic Performance

Ongoing Research Support:

5D43 TW010130-02                                

Assessment of Indoleamine-2,3-deoxygenase expression by mononuclear cells in individuals infected by hepatitis B virus in Zaria, Nigeria.

Completed Research Support: