Abdulfatai Tijjani, DVM, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Combines multi-omics technologies and statistical methods to study how genetic differences affect gene regulation, cell differentiation, and organ function in mice models.

My area of interest lies in the use of evolutionary, population genetics, and systems genetics techniques to gain a deeper understanding of the genetic architecture of complex traits. During my time as a graduate researcher, I delved into characterizing variation from whole-genome sequences, conducting population genomics research to identify the genetic basis of resilience traits and adaptation in livestock species. Presently, I am focused on investigating the underlying mechanisms of age-related neurodegenerative diseases, with a specific emphasis on Age-related macular degeneration (AMD). My approach involves utilizing a systems genetics methodology to analyze multi-omics data and studying the disease phenotypes of human AMD in the Diversity Outbred mice model.

Abdulfatai Tijjani on Orcid

Education and experience

The Jackson Laboratory, Postdoc Associate, Systems Genetics
2022 - present

International Livestock Research Institute, Postdoc Fellow, Livestock Genomics
2019 - 2021

University of Nottingham, Ph.D. Genetics
2014 - 2019

University of Nottingham, M.Sc. Applied Biomolecular Technology
2012 - 2013

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine
1998 - 2005