Dorcas' research interest is in synthesis and natural product chemistry, and recently she has been delving into metabolomics and biotechnology aspects.
She fosters and encourages ongoing research in aspects of organic chemistry that support anti-aging and immune boosting drives. She is interested in studies of phytochemical and essential oils in lesser known Nigerian medicinal and fruit plants and the possibility of drug discovery.
Professor Olufunke has, to her credit, over 55 publications in national and international journals. She is a member of a number of professional associations including RSC, the Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN), SEODAN, and the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD).
Her Professorship (backdated to 2018) was announced in November 2022. Dorcas is passionate about changes leading to meaningful ways to support her professional aspirations, yielding and leading to progress and empowerment of her learners; hence she supports the inclusion and diversity vision of RSC.
Dorcas has been the Liaison Officer for the students’ body SCSN, where she coordinates and mentors undergraduates and postgraduates. She is a regular attendant of RSC AGMs, webinars and global events including GWB, and receives RSC newsletters. She is happily married with children, dogs and parrots! She loves swimming, skipping, music and plays the piano, organ and guitar.