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Dr. Idowu Aimola

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Grantee Title

Research area: diabetes, maternal and child health

Grantee Description

Home institution: Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria
Host institution: National Human Genome Research Institute

Dr. Aimola will spend his fellowship year at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) under the mentorship of Francis Collins, MD, PhD. His research will focus on characterizing the differentiation pathway of induced pluripotent stem cells to the pancreatic beta cells lineage.

Dr. Aimola received a PhD in biochemistry from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, with several scholarly publications. He was a Fulbright scholar at the Department of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine New York. 

Dr. Aimola’s long-term research goals are directed towards understanding gene function and patterns of gene expression with underlying molecular events of blood stem  cell development and uncovering novel molecular and epigenetic control mechanisms governing the developmental expression of human globin genes. Idowu Aimola is an Academic Staff at the Department of Biochemistry, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.