Seun Ajiboye

About Seun Ajiboye

Seun Ajiboye is a pharmacology postdoctoral fellow. She enjoys experimenting with recipes in her kitchen more than in lab because the payoff is better.

Posts by Seun Ajiboye:

Where the Presidential Nominees Stand on Science and Technology

During the last seven and a half years, President Barack Obama has been a reliable advocate for science and technology. Just recently, the Office of Science and Technology Policy released a report highlighting 100 achievements fostering research and promoting innovation during President Obama’s two terms. As the country prepares for a new president to take(...)


Prostate Cancer Therapy Linked to Depression

A recent study by researchers from Harvard, MD Anderson and Weill Cornell, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, showed an association between a common treatment for locally advanced prostate cancer and clinical depression. These results are part of a broader conversation about how prostate cancer is treated and could impact the way that clinicians(...)


How Genetics Can Inform Future Missions to Mars

On May 3, I and four other Johns Hopkins students volunteered with the Personalized Genetics Education Project, or pgEd, at a congressional briefing titled “Enduring the Extremes: Space Travel, Genetics and Astronaut Health.” This briefing, co-hosted by Rep. Louise Slaughter and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, was motivated by NASA’s goal to conduct landing missions to a(...)


The Malthusian Dilemma: Biomedical Research in the Post-NIH Budget Doubling Era

Shirley Tilghman, professor of molecular biology and former Princeton University president, delivered the 16th annual Daniel Nathans Lecture in Molecular Genetics about a dilemma unfolding in the scientific community. Although the talk was titled “The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: A Life in Biomedical Science,” Tilghman only used her first and last slides(...)


Finding Community in Graduate School

Graduate school can be a lonely time. As your research becomes increasingly specialized, it is harder to find people who can relate. During your first year, you spend one to two hours every day with your classmates in lecture. This common experience organically creates community. You share notes, study together and prepare for graduate board(...)