Olaoluwa Akinwale

Olaoluwa Akinwale

About Olaoluwa Akinwale

Nigerian Institute of Medical Research

Dr Olaoluwa Pheabian Akinwale is the Director of Research (Neglected Tropical Diseases) and Principal Investigator/head of the Molecular Parasitology Research Laboratory (MPRL), Public Health Division, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR). Dr Akinwale has been actively involved in several research programs on neglected tropical diseases in her institute, including studies on the epidemiology of schistosomiasis and onchocerciasis.

As the head of the MPRL, Dr Akinwale coordinates research and training activities on the application of molecular
biology techniques for the control of infectious diseases prevalent in Nigeria. In addition, her team collaborates with international experts to develop molecular diagnostic assays for parasite detection and characterization of their agents of transmission.

Dr Akinwale’s team consists of research scientists who specialize in various aspects of public health including molecular parasitology, epidemiology, molecular entomology, sociology, disease surveillance, research ethics, and biostatistics.

Career

[Director of Research], [Nigerian Institute of Medical Research], [Lagos, Nigeria] [2013—date]
[Deputy Director (Research)], [Nigerian Institute of Medical Research], [Lagos, Nigeria] [2008—2013]
[Chief Research Fellow], [Nigerian Institute of Medical Research], [Lagos, Nigeria] [2004—2008]
[Senior Research Fellow], [Nigerian Institute of Medical Research], [Lagos, Nigeria] [2001—2003]
[Research Fellow 1], [Nigerian Institute of Medical Research], [Lagos, Nigeria] [1998—2000]
[Principal Research Officer], [Nigerian Institute For Trypanosomiasis Research], [Kaduna, Nigeria] [1994—1998]
[Senior Research Officer], [Nigerian Institute For Trypanosomiasis Research], [Kaduna, Nigeria] [1991—1994]
[Research Officer 1], [Nigerian Institute For Trypanosomiasis Research], [Kaduna, Nigeria] [1988—1991]

Education

[Bachelor of Science, Zoology], [University of Ife (Now Obafemi Awolowo University)], [Ile-Ife, Nigeria] [1978—1982]
[Master of Science, Zoology (Parasitology)], [University of Ife (Now Obafemi Awolowo University)], [Ile-Ife, Nigeria] [1985—1987]
[Doctor of Philosophy, Zoology (Parasitology)], [Ahmadu Bello University], [Zaria, Nigeria] [1994—1998]