Dr. Adegboyega (Yomi) K. Oyelere

Associate Professor

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  • NIH Postdoctoral Associate, supported by minority supplement to an NIH R01 grant, July 2001 to November 2001, Yale University. Advisor: Professor Scott A. Strobel
  • Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellow, July 1998 to June 2001, Yale University.
    Advisor: Professor Scott A. Strobel
  • Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, June 1998, Brown University.
    Thesis Advisor: Professor John S. Oliver
    Thesis Title: Abiotic Models for Ribosomal Polypeptide Biosynthesis.
  • B.Sc. Chemistry (Industrial Option), 1st Class Honors, 1992, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta (Aug. 2005 - present)
  • Senior Research Scientist
    Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Jan. 2004 - Aug. 2005)
  • Research Scientist II
    Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nov. 2001 - Jan. 2004)
  • Postdoctoral Associate and Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellow
    Dept. of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. (July 1998 - Nov. 2001)
  • Teaching Assistant & Pre doctoral Fellow
    Dept. of Chemistry, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. (Aug. 1993 -June 1998)
  • Graduate Assistant
    University of Uyo (Nigeria), through The National Youth Service Corps. (Nov. 1992 - Aug. 1993)

Awards and Honors

  • Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellowship for Medical Research, 1998.
  • Sigma Xi Award for Outstanding Graduate Student with Potential for further Contribution to Science, Brown University, 1998.
  • Admitted as a Graduate Member of The Royal Society of Chemistry, 1998.
  • Richardson Fellowship for Outstanding Graduate Student, Brown University 1997.
  • Elected to Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, 1995.
  • Faculty Prize for the Best Final Year Student in the Faculty of Science, University of Ibadan (Nigeria), 1993.
  • The Lever Brothers (Nigeria) Prize for the Best Honors Degree Student in Chemistry, 1993.
  • The Nigerian Breweries Prize in Chemistry and Biochemistry for the Best Graduating Student in Biochemistry and Chemistry, 1993.