Dr. Titilope M. Dokunmu

Dr. Titilope M. Dokunmu is a multidisciplinary scientist with an interest in molecular epidemiology of diseases including infectious diseases and cancer; health informatics; experimental therapeutics and public health. She is an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and has taught at different Universities for over 7 years. She teaches biochemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology, research methods, bioinformatics, etc at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Titilope is a research associate at ICITD, East Carolina University, USA. She was a visiting scientist at Tulane University School of Medicine, Louisiana, USA. Her research career began in 2007 and she has published works in peer-reviewed international journals, on research areas focusing on public health problems including malaria, Coronavirus disease, and cancer. She is a member of Prostate (and Breast) Cancer Transatlantic Consortia (CaPTC), Covenant Applied Informatics and Communication Africa Centre of Excellence (CApIC-ACE); and professional bodies including the Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD). She has a bachelor’s in Biochemistry (2006), a Master’s and Ph.D. in Pharmacology (2009, 2015), and has attended several molecular biology training. She is a recipient of awards including the World Bank African Centre of Excellence Fellowship for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (2014), Global Health Travel Award by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (2017), AACR Global Scholar in Training, and National Cancer Institute Cancer Prevention Fellowship (2019). She continues to pursue research that aims to reduce health burdens in Africa and globally.