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


EDUCATION/TRAINING  (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as nursing, include postdoctoral training and residency training if applicable.)



(if applicable)



Institute of Human Virology,

University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD.USA

NIH-Fogarty Fellowship



IDMM, (WHO sponsored) University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

HIV Sequence Analysis and Drug Resistance Testing, 




Plateau State Specialist Hospital

Certificate in the PEPFAR Laboratory Training Centre Development Phase I Laboratory Training Program




Division of Molecular Diagnostics, Dept of Pathology, University of Virginia

Certificate in Molecular Pathology Practicum


Molecular diagnostics




Medical Parasitology




Medical Microbiology






Personal Statement

The proposed study is aimed at determining the drug resistance patterns of enteric bacteria associated with HIV-1 infected subjects in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria and profiling their resistant DNA plasmids. Specifically, we aim at identifying the drug susceptibility profile of the bacterial agents identified, as these could adversely impact treatment efforts. In my capacity as mentor, we would work together to ensure that the results of this study directly impacts treatment strategies and ultimately extend the life of the subjects.  I have been teaching and conducting research in various fields of microbiology spanning over 20 years. I have also supervised over 70 undergraduate projects and recently postgraduate projects. My research experience has also been strengthened through the post doctoral research experience at the IHV, when I undertook various courses with credit in the conduct of clinical research and responsible conduct of research. I undertook courses in graduate immunology, molecular epidemiology and Vaccinology. In addition, I have experience with research administration, by managing a donor funded institutional strengthening grant.


            Positions and Honors                                                                         

Acting Director, Linkages                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2014- Date

Head of Department, Microbiology                                                                                                                                                                                                           2012- Date

Member, Board of Office of Research (ORD)                                                                                                                                                                                          2012- Date

Head of Department, Microbiology:                                                                                                                                                                                                         2008- 2010

Project Director, Jos-Carnegie Partnership Project (Managed a $2.5M project)                                                                                                                                    2008 – 2013

Member, Jos- Carnegie Partnership Committee                                                                                                                                                                                    2006- 2008

Elected, Faculty Representative to Senate, Faculty of Natural Sciences:                                                                                                                                             2006-2008

Member, CISCO Board Unijos                                                                                                                                                                                                               2005-2008

Departmental Staff Adviser:                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2005-2008

Member, Governing Council, Plateau State Polytechnic, Barakin Ladi,                                                                                                                                                2009- 2011

Member, Governing Council, Plateau State University (PLASU),                                                                                                                                                         2012 -2015

Chairperson LOC, 5TH Annual International Conference on

ICT Application of AICTRAA                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (Sept 26-30TH, 2010)


Member, LOC, 7TH West Africa Research and Innovations Management Association

 (WARIMA), Conference, Jos.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2013


Member, Special Committee on the Promotion of Science and Technology Education in Plateau State



i) Women Achievers Award in recognition of long service, contribution and accomplishments by the Centre for Gender and Women’s studies, UNIJOS, 2015.

ii) Award as Crusader of Human Development in recognition of service to humanity, through contribution to human development and support for the less privileged, 2013.

iii) Award of Excellence in recognition of outstanding performance and exemplary qualities as HOD by graduating class of 2012/2013

iv) Merit Award as most Instructive teacher by 2008/2009 graduating set of Microbiology   students.


Work Experience/Career progression


  1. Associate Professor                                         2012- 2015
  2.  Senior Lecturer                                               2008 -2012
  3. Lecturer I                                                         2001 - 2008
  4. Lecturer II                                                        1998-2001
  5. Assistant Lecturer                                           1989-1998
  6. Graduate Assistant                                          1987-1989

Selected Peer-reviewed Publications

  1. Nimzing L., Lar P.M., Nimchak G., Daru P.H,. (2006): Prevalence of Anti-Hepatitis C Antibody in HIV – 1 positive pregnant Women in Jos. Journal of Medicine in the Tropics. 8 (1):1-8.
  2. Lar, P. M. Emojevwe, M. E., Onah, J.A., (2006): Incidence of mixed infections with Schistisomiasis  and Salmonellosis in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. .  African Journal of Natural Sciences. 9:19-24.
  3. Lar, P. M., and Oyerinde, J.P.O., (2007): A Simple Process for the Experimental Induction of Resistance in Schistosoma mansoni to Antischistosomal agents. Research Journal of Parasitology, 2(1): 63-67.
  4. Lar, P.M. Akintunde, A.S., Igwillo, C.I., Oyerinde J.P.O.,(2007): The Antihelminthic Effects of Crude Aqueous and Methanolic Extracts of Ocimum gratisimum and Zingiber officinale on Experimental Schistosoma mansoni Infections in mice. International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences. 3(2):235-238.
  5. Lar, P., Lar,N., Bemis,K., Jelpe,J., Daniyam,C., Ayuba,L., Zella,D., Blattner,W., Kanki,P., Carr,J.,Abimiku,A.G., (2007): HIV-1 Subtype And Drug Resistant Patterns Among Drug Naive infected persons in Plateau state of Nigeria. African Journal of Biotechnology. 6(16):1892-1897.
  6. James G. Damen, Patricia Lar, Paul Mershak, Emmanuel M. Mbaawuga, Bryan W. Nyary, (2010): A Comparative Study on the Prevalence of Intestinal Helminthes in Dewormed and Non-Dewormed Students in a Rural Area of North-Central Nigeria LabMedicine.  vol 41 (10 ): 577-6.
  7. Yusuf A. Agabi, Edmund B. Banwat, John D Mawak, Patricia M Lar, Nanma Dashe, Michael M Dashen, Moses P Adoga, Felicia Y Agabi, Hashimu Zakari, (2010) : Seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus type-2 among patients attending the Sexually Transmitted Infections Clinic in Jos, Nigeria. The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries,4 (9):572-575.
  8. Okechalu, Juliet Ngume,Dashen, Michael Macvren, Lar, Patricia Manko,Okechalu, Brains,Gushop, Tongriyang (2011). Microbiological Quality and Chemical Characteristics of Palm Oil Sold within Jos Metropolis, Plateau State, Nigeria. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology Research,1(2): 107-112
  9. Yako A B, Lar, P., Ishaleku D., Yako J B., Auta K I., Moses O S., Nweze N O., (2012): Immune status of HIV/AIDS patients with Hepatitis B Virus in Benue State, Nigeria. Advances in Applied Science Research, 3 (2): 939-943.
  10. Lar, P.M, Pam, K.V., Tiri, Yop, Shola, Olukose, Agabi Yusuf, Dashen M.M,  Mawak, J.D, (2012): Prevalence and Distribution of Candida Species in HIV infected  Persons on Antiretroviral Therapy in Jos. Journal of Medicine and Medical Science Vol. 3(4) pp. 254- 259.
  11. Patricia Lar, Ojile Enemma, Elizabeth Dashe, Oluoma N.Jennifer, (2011): The Antimicrobial Activity of Moringa oleifera Seed Extracts on Some Gram Negative Bacterial Isolates. African Journal of Natural Sciences; 14. 57-62
  12. Lar, P. M. and Jatau, J. A. (2012).Assessment of invitro Antibacterial activity and Phytochemical constituents of two Commercial herbal preparations sold in Jos. African Journal of Natural Sciences,15:1-5
  13. Patricia Lar, Victoria K. Pam, Pwol B.Christopher, Ladep Gwamzhi, John D.Mawak, ( 2013): Prevalence and Immune Status of HIV/HBV Co-Infected Pregnant Women. African Journal of  Clinical and  Experimental Microbiology 14(3): 120-126
  14. Yako, A B, Ajayi OO, Lar P, Chessed G, Auta, K. I., (2014).A Pilot study of Microsporidiosis and CD4 T-Cells in North Central Nigeria .International Journal  of Scientific Technology Research, 3(4):73-77.
  15. Dawang D.N, Wuyep, P.A., Lar, P.M. and Onwuliri, F.C. (2015). Plasmid Profiles of Multidrug Resistant Clinical Salmonella Isolates From A Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria. IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences: Volume 10, Issue 5 Ver. II, PP 34-38 .


Research Support

a) Patricia Lar et al, (2015).TETFUND grant on “Impact of Prophylaxis with Cotrimoxazole on Malaria Parasitaemia and its clinical Consequencies in HIV- Infected Pregnant Women in Jos Plateau State”. (N1,980,748.00)

b) Hayward Mafuyai and Patricia Lar (2008). ACU grant on Capacity Development    in Research Management and Administration at the University of Jos, ($20,000).

c) Coordinated grant writing and obtained an Institutional Capacity strengthening grant for the Jos-Carnegie partnership project for  $1.8Million dollars (2009-2013).