Professor Olufisayo Jejelowo
Jejelowo, Ph.D. is Director and
Chief Research Officer at
Global Progressive Network
Africa2Moon Mission Ambassador.
Fisayo was Professor and former Chair of Biology Department at Texas State University and Director of the NASA University Research Center for Bionanotechnology and Environmental Research (CBER). She also served as Chief Research Officer for the NASA Science and Technology Institute, for minority institutions.
She received training in Biodeterioration and Biodegradation at the Commonwealth Mycological Institute in England. She has extensive leadership development training as NASA NAFP, NASA ASEE, NASA NAFEO academy Fellow plus 24 years of experience with NASA-related research and student development efforts.
As a NASA Fellow Fisayo worked at Johnson Space Center and Ames Research Center to apply nanotechnology to microbiological problems in confined environments.
Her papers include Single-walled carbon nanotube induces oxidative stress and activates nuclear transcription factor-kappaB in human keratinocytes, Whole-transcriptome RNAseq analysis from minute amount of total RNA, Characterization of synthetic DNA bar codes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae gene-deletion strains, Analysis of Stress Responsive Genes Induced by Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in BJ Foreskin Cells, Sensitive Giant Magnetoresistive-based Immunoassay for Multiplex Mycotoxin Detection, UltraSensitive Mycotoxin Detection by STING Sensors, and Large-scale pyrosequencing of synthetic DNA: a comparison with results from Sanger dideoxy sequencing.
Fisayo earned her B.Sc (Hons) in Botany/Plant Biology at University of Lagos in 1982. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Microbiology and Plant Pathology at the University of Manchester in 1987.
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