Temitayo Ademolue

PhD Student


Temitayo Ademolue is a trained veterinarian with clinical experience after graduating from the University of Ibadan with a Merit in Veterinary Medicine in 2018. He moved to the University of Ghana under the World Bank's Africa Centre of Excellence Fellowship to study Molecular Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens in 2019. There, he identified the mechanism of action of drugs in Trypanosoma brucei the causative agent of Animal African trypanosomiasis. Temitayo also worked for the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) as a project coordinator for a SARS-CoV-2 sequencing training and support project in Western and Central Africa, jointly funded by The Wellcome Trust and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, UK.

He is currently a PhD student at The Roslin Institute, The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, The University of Edinburgh where he studies Parasitic co-infections and their impact on the disease susceptibility and immune system of animals. His PhD projects seek to investigate the impact of gastrointestinal helminths on susceptibility to African trypanosome infections. He is also a student representative at the East of Scotland Bioscience Doctoral Training Partnership


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) - University of Ibadan

Masters of Philosophy in Molecular Cell Biology of Infectious Diseases (MPhil MCBI) - University of Ghana

Research summary

I am interested in host-pathogen interactions which can be targeted for drug or vaccine development. I work primarily on African trypanosomes and gastrointestinal helminth co-infection, together they pose tremendous limitations on the profitability of livestock industry, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.