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The Nigerian Whose Invention Will Save Millions Of Lives.

Dr. Ugochukwu Anieto is the inventor of Anietocin, an antibiotic used to treat antibiotic-resistant microbial infections. Born in Onitsha, Anambra State, Dr. Ugochukwu Anieto, 42, is an Associate Professor in Microbiology at, the University of Texas.

Dr. Ugochukwu Anieto attended the prestigious Dennis Memorial Grammar School and St Charles Special Science School, both in Onitsha. He gained admission into Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka where he got a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology.

After his one-year compulsory National Youth Service Corps in Niger State, he joined UAC food in Lagos. Dr. Ugo later resigned from UAC and returned to Nnamdi Azikiwe University to pursue his Master’s Degree in Microbiology.

He picked a lecturing job at Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe, and applied for a job at Anambra State University, Uli which did not acknowledge the application until he got the visa to the U.K where he became a visiting Research Associate at the University of Newcastle.

From the United Kingdom, Dr. Ugo moved to the United States for his Ph.D. There he became Graduate Teaching Assistant in General Microbiology at the University of North Texas. From 2016 to 2019, he taught online courses on Environmental Conservation and other assigned courses.

At 38 years old, in 2018, Dr. Ugo became an Instructional Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University. Dr. Ugo lives in USA with his wife Mrs. Nonye. They have two kids.

On Anietocin: Stage of Development

Anietocin Undergoing laboratory trials on several bacterial species while showing consistent results. Patent Status U.S. Patent Application in Preparation,

Ozii Baba, a TedX Speaker, is an Onitsha-based storyteller and social entrepreneur. He works directly with children and young people.

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