Education and Training
Dr. Olawode’s teaching interests and experience include medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmacognosy. Other teaching experiences include introductory biochemistry and immunology, herbal medicine, and non-sterile pharmaceutical compounding.
Dr. Olawode’s broad research areas include drug discovery and development, metabolomics and natural products. His work in drug discovery and development involves organic synthesis of small molecules, small peptides, and antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) for cancer, neurodegenerative disorders and certain infectious diseases such as tuberculosis. Dr. Olawode’s interests in neurodegenerative drug discovery is focused on small linear and cyclic heterocyclic peptides with potential neuro-proliferation and differentiation properties. Dr. Olawode’s interests in metabolomics include drug metabolomics of clinical samples aimed at developing biomarkers as tools for monitoring pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic (PK-PD) in therapeutic drug monitoring and precision medicine. His previous work in foodomics and plantomics highlighted chemical markers for standardization of natural health products. His focus on antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) involves preparation of potent payloads and novel analogues, development of new linkers, preparation of corresponding ADCs and their characterization using high throughput analytical methods such as LC-MS and NMR.
Selected Recent Publications
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Awards and Honors