Oyebola Oyesola, DVM, Ph.D.

NIH Independent Research Scholar

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Ph.D. Immunology and Infectious Disease, Cornell University

M.Sc. Infection and Immunity, University of Leicester

DVM Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ibadan

Portrait of Oyebola Oyesola, DVM, Ph.D.


Dr. Oyesola obtained her Veterinary Degree (DVM) from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria graduating with several distinctions at the end of her study at Ibadan. Motivated by her interest to better understand diseases of global and zoonotic importance, Dr. Oyesola pursued a postgraduate MSc. training in Infection and Immunity at the University of Leicester as a Commonwealth Shared Scholar. Following this, as a recipient of the Cornell African Scholar and Graduate Research Award, she obtained her Ph.D in Immunology and Infectious Disease at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her dissertation work in the Tait-Wojno lab focused on dissecting the role of prostaglandin D2 in the regulation of mucosal responses during Type 2 inflammation.

In 2020, Dr Oyesola moved to the NIH where she became a visiting post-doctoral fellow in the Loke lab at the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, NIAID, NIH. Her work here was focused on understanding how an individual’s macro and/or microenvironment together with its interaction with host genetic factors can influence their susceptibility to disease, disease pathogenesis, and outcomes.

In 2023, Dr. Oyesola received an Independent Research Scholar Award from NIH, allowing her to continue her study on how an individuals’ environmental and/or infection history alter the immune system and influence their response to subsequent infections.

Dr. Oyesola is passionate about global health issues and promotion of diversity in science and engages with the community through this lens.