Vice President of External Relations
Abiodun is a fourth-year Biochemistry Ph.D. candidate at the University of Houston. His research is focused on bacterial dormancy and establishing Micrococcus luteus bacteria as a less complicated model to study dormancy in bacteria. He is currently working on the structure, function and characterization of the Universal Stress Proteins (USP) in Micrococcus luteus, implicated in bacterial dormancy. He recently discovered that one of the Universal Stress Proteins in Micrococcus luteus might be involved in regulating bacterial growth. Prior to joining the University of Houston, Abiodun graduated with an MSc in Biotechnology from West Virginia State University. Outside of the laboratory, he enjoys traveling, volunteering, cooking, catching up on global politics, military history and watching sci-fi movies.