CARC – Scientist Profile – Godson O. Osuji

Dr. Godson O. Osuji
Godson O. Osuji Ph.D.
Research Scientist  Leader (Plant Systems Research)


1975 University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, UK. PhD Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
1971 University of Ibadan, Nigeria. B.Sc. Chemistry

Key Interests

Application of biochemistry, mathematics, molecular biology, chemistry, physics, biotechnology to crop plant metabolic pathways in order to achieve increased global food and bioenergy production through:

(a)   Doubling the nutrients (fatty acids, proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates etc) and crop yields ha-1 of the crops for the poor namely maize, leguminous and root/tuber crops (peanut, corn, cow pea, beans, sweet potato, yam tuber, soybeans etc).

(b)   Maximizing the yields of fermentable cellulosic biomass while improving soil organic carbon contents and minimizing emission of noxious gases from the bio-energy crops (biomass sorghum, grasses etc).

Contact Information

Office: P.O. Box 519; MS 2008, Prairie View, TX 77446
Phone: 936.261.5038

Recent Publications

Osuji, G.O., and Madu, W.C. (2012). Using the RNA synthetic activity of glutamate dehydrogenase to illuminate the natural role of the enzyme. Advances in Biological Chemistry 2: 379-389.

Wight, J.P., Hons, F.M., South, S.M, and Osuji, G.O. (2012). Purification of active peroxidase isoenzymes and their responses to nitrogen fertilization and rotation of biomass sorghum. American Journal of Plant Sciences 3: 1422-1429.

Osuji, G.O., Brown, T.K., South, S.M., Johnson, D., and Hyllam, S. (2012). Molecular modeling of metabolism for allergen-free low linoleic acid peanuts. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 168: 805-823.

Osuji, G.O., Brown, T.K., South, S.M., Duncan, J.C., Johnson, D., and Hyllam, S. (2012). Molecular adaptation of peanut metabolic pathways to wide variations of mineral ion composition and concentration. American Journal of Plant Sciences 3: 33-50.

Osuji, G.O., Brown, T.K., South, S.M., Duncan, J.C., and Johnson, D. (2011). Doubling of crop yield through permutation of metabolic pathways. Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology. 2: 364-379.

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