Akintunde Emiola, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Akintunde plans to develop single cell sequencing technology to define "dark matter" microorganisms, and search for bacteria that encode genes for antibiotic resistance or other immune-related function.

Akintunde Emiola earned his Master’s and Ph.D. at the University of East London in the United Kingdom. During his doctoral work in systems biology, Akintunde developed and tested algorithms that modeled the step-wise synthesis of Lipid A, a crucial part of the outer membrane in E. coli bacteria. In the Oh lab, Akintunde is interested primarily in the therapeutic potential of the “dark matter,” the unidentified and uncharacterized bacteria living on the human skin. He plans to develop single cell sequencing technology to define these microorganisms, and search for bacteria that encode genes for antibiotic resistance or other immune-related function.