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Ola A. Olapade (PhD)

Ola A. Olapade (PhD) is the A. Merton Chickering Endowed Professor of Biology at Albion College, Michigan, USA. Prior to joining Albion College in 2006, he received a PhD in Molecular Microbial and Aquatic Ecology from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio in 2004 and shortly thereafter was a Postdoctoral Scientist at both the Great Lakes WATER Institute, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa between 2004-and 2006. He has also since 2015 been affiliated with Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) as a Faculty Facilitator and an Instructor of records for the Sea-Phage/Viris Hunter program. Since becoming a faculty at Albion College, he has served as visiting Research Professor at various institutions, including at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, School of Science and Engineering, Morocco; the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, University of Western Sydney, Australia and at the Cumming School of Medicine’s Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Calgary, Canada. He was also recently awarded a visiting Carnegie Research (CADFP) Fellowship to the University of Fort Hare, Alice Campus, South Africa by the Carnegie Corporation, NY and the Institute of International Education (IIE).
Professor Olapade’s various research interests falls within the broad areas of environmental microbiology, microbial ecology, bioremediation, biodeterioration and Public Health. His research laboratory utilizes various modern molecular methods and standard microbiological approaches to elucidate the occurrences, distributions as well as diversity of autochthonous microbial assemblages in nature and human-made environments. His various research findings, often co-authored with undergraduate students at his institution have been peer-reviewed peer-reviewed and published in several high impact factor journals such as Applied and Environmental Microbiology (AEM); Canadian Journal of Microbiology (CJM), Microbial Ecology, Current Microbiology, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Professor Ola A. Olapade has over the years been professionally affiliated with several scientific associations including the American Society for Microbiology (ASM-at the both state level and national branches); the International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME); the North American Benthological Society (NABS); the Ecological Society of America (ESA) and the Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM).