Dr. Bilkisu studied Chemistry at Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria, Obtained M Sc in and graduated as MSc in 2013. She then joined the research group of Prof. Satyajit Sarker at the Centre for Natural Products Discovery, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Science of Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom. She received her PhD degree in 2018 from Usmanu Danfodiyo University and LJMU as a split collaborative research programme between the two institutions. She is presently a lecturer at the University of Abuja. After one year postdoctoral fellowship supervised by Prof M. S Abubakar at the Centre for venom and toxin and drug development, Nigeria. She has published more than 10 research articles in international journals.