prof. OlaleyeSAM 7852

Prof. David O. OLALEYE


Personal Statement

I am a Virologist with over 25 years working experience on diagnosis and epidemiology of respiratory, gastroenteritis, hemorrhagic fever and arthropod borne viruses as well as HIV and hepatitis viruses in Nigeria. I am the Principal Investigator of the University of Ibadan MEPIN program which the proposed project will become additional opportunity for research capacity development of faculty and students of the University. I have also been involved in the implementation of the University of Ibadan MacArthur Foundation-funded capacity development grant. As three times Head of the Department of Virology, University of Ibadan and current Dean of the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences of the University, I have over 15 years of management experience of personnel, material, infrastructural resources as well as finance at the University level. I have also collaborated on several research activities internationally and in Nigeria. I am a Fellow of the Fogarty International Fellowship Program, studying at the University of California, Los Angeles, a DAAD and AvH Fellow (Germany), a Research Fellow at NIH and several short term research visits to the United States and Germany. I was the PI of a WHO multinational project on epidemiology of respiratory syncytial virus among under-five children in Nigeria (1998-2000) and a subcontract PI of a Harvard Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant to work on AIDS prevention initiatives in Nigeria and currently Co-PI of the UCH Harvard PEPFAR programme in Nigeria. I am also Mentor and member of training committee of the Northwestern University AIDS International Training Research Program (AITRP) in Nigeria. I am Adjunct Professor of Virology at Northwestern University. As a Lecturer, I teach basic and medical virology at various levels at the University of Ibadan including bachelor’s level courses in Microbiology, as well as in MBBS/BDS, M.Sc.., Residency and Ph.D. programs. I have successfully supervised several M.Sc. dissertations and 14 Ph.D. theses in Virology.


Curriculum Vitae