Medical & Health Sciences
Dr Omamuyovwi Ijomone is a dynamic biomedical researcher with keen interests in translational neuroscience research. He is presently a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria. He completed his PhD degree in 2015 at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
His research activities are focused in the area of neurodevelopment, neurodegeneration and neurotoxicology. Particularly, he aims to understand how the brain is affected by an interplay of genetic and environmental factors that trigger neuronal death at critical stages of development. His research could potentially help to identify new treatments targets for neurological disorders and drive national policies towards improved environmental measures to safeguard the overall brain health of the population. Presently, he has authored over 55 peer-reviewed articles, 2 book chapters and has given both oral and poster presentations in many international and local conferences. He is a member of several professional bodies including the Anatomical Society of Nigeria (ASN), Neuroscience Society of Nigeria (NSN), Society of Neuroscientist of Africa (SONA), International Society for Neurochemistry (ISN), as well as an Alumni of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO).
In addition to his research activities, Dr Ijomone is involved in the mentorship and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as early-career scientists. Dr Ijomone has received several awards and fellowships including IBRO-ISN Research Fellowship (2017), IBRO Return Home Fellowship (2018), Young IBRO Regions Connecting Award (2019), Alexander von Humboldt Georg Foster Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers (2020), among others.