Oluwatobi Fijabi

Biology PhD

Oluwatobi Fijabi is a PhD candidate in the Biological Science department. He hails from Oyo State, Nigeria, with both a bachelor’s in animal science and a master’s in animal breeding and genetics from the University of Ibadan.

Oluwatobi is an emerging fellow at the American Society of Microbiology and has also received a graduate council fellowship from UA. He currently researches in The Reed Lab at UA, investigating the small molecule composition of fruit flies occasioned by natural diets.

Oluwatobi is also enthusiastic about assisting international students with information that will guide them to get funding at universities across the United States while equipping fresh and returning students with coping strategies to thrive on campus. He is passionate about God and represents the Deeper Life Campus Fellowship here at UA while also serving as a mentor for undergraduate students in the biological department.

He is a member of the welfare committee of the African Student Association at UA and several other professional associations, including the Genetics Society of America and the Metabolomic Association of North America.