Professor Isaac Asuzu was born on November 13, 1953 and is a native of Ogwa in the Mbaitolu Local Government Area of Imo State. The seasoned academic whose career started way back in 1981 as Lecturer II, had his secondary education at the Government College Afikpo from where he graduated in 1973. He was the School Captain during his time there. He thereafter was admitted into the University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1974 and graduated in 1980.
In what has become a sterling career, Asuzu has been principally involved in a lot of research works - with special interest in medicinal plants; especially those abounding in tropical Africa.
Prof Isaac Uzoma Asuzu was appointed Professor at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), in 1992, and since then had been first, Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic under Prof. Nebo’s vice chancellorship, and thereafter, DVC Academic, under Professor Barth Okolo, the incumbent vice chancellor of UNN.
Prof. Asuzu is married to Mrs. Chinwe Asuzu, a professional botanist and academic, lecturing at UNN. The union is blessed with four children.