Dr. Josiah Chidiebere Okonkwo is an associate professor at Department of Animal Science and Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria. He obtained his B. Agric. degree in Animal Science and M. Sc. in Animal Breeding and Genetics from University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1990 and 1994, respectively. In addition, he got his PGD in Biotechnology and Ph.D. degree in Animal Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel and Delta State University in 1996 and 2009, respectively. He joined Nnamdi Azikiwe University on September 8, 2005 as lecturer 11. As a lecturer and researcher, he has written and published over seventy scientific articles in peer-reviewed referral journals, and presented over thirty conference papers in local and international conferences. He has authored some books among which include Trends in Modern Genetics. Dr. J. C. Okonkwo has served as lead guest editor/ guest editor/ member of the editorial board of a number of journals. Specifically, he is the editor-in-chief of International Journal of Veterinary Science, International Journal of Agriculture and Bioscience and International Journal of Applied Sciences and Engineering.
Dr. Josiah Chidiebere Okonkwo research interests are Animal Breeding and Genetics/Reproductive Biotechnology.