Safer and more affordable treatments for sickle cell disease
About the department
The University of Lagos (Unilag) is one of Nigeria’s largest and most competitive public universities. The Department of Cell Biology and Genetics is the only department of its kind in Nigeria. Undergraduate and graduate offerings include concentrations in Genetics, Cell & Molecular Biology, and Environmental Biology.
Impact on development
The department is responsible for training nearly 500 students each year. They are building a foundational workforce that can fill much-needed openings in Nigeria’s healthcare sectors.
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Why Seeding Labs?
With very large student numbers, the department needs equipment to support practical teaching of basic biology as well as faculty and graduate student research.
Did you know?
The Department of Cell Biology and Genetics was the first department at the university to receive an Instrumental Access award.