Dr. Kolapo Oyebola
Research area: sickle cell disease
Home institution: University of Lagos, Nigeria
Host institution: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Dr. Oyebola completed his PhD in Parasitology and Bioinformatics at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Through a competitive early career postdoctoral fellowship, he adopted innovative cell biology and genomic techniques to identify drug-tolerant malaria parasites in the absence of Kelch-13 mutations linked with resistance. He hopes to be an established African researcher focusing on genomics of tropical infectious diseases and their interaction with the human hosts.
Dr. Oyebola’s research career has received considerable recognitions. He won the overall prize for best PhD Thesis, University of Lagos, Nigeria followed by a Wellcome Trust-DELTAS Postdoctoral Fellowship. He has also received training awards from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Broad Institute on Molecular SNP Barcoding and from H3Africa Bioinformatics Network to train on chip data analysis of genomewide association studies of human populations. Dr. Oyebola is a Future Africa Fellow,
An H3Africa Fellow and has served as a reviewer to several journals.