Ronke Mojoyinola Olabisi
June 26, 1976
|Education||Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering|
Master's in Aerospace Engineering
Master's in Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering
|Alma mater||University of Wisconsin-Madison|
University of Michigan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
|Awards||National Science Foundation CAREER Award[when?]|
Ronke Mojoyinola Olabisi (born 26 June 1976) is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Rutgers University where she works on bone and human tissue. She is working with Mae Jemison on 100 Year Starship, an interdisciplinary initiative that is exploring the possibility of human interstellar travel.
Early life and education
Olabisi is from Plainfield, New Jersey. She grew up wanting to be an astronaut. Her mentor is Mae Jemison. She studied aerospace engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She moved to the University of Michigan for her Masters research. She completed her doctoral work at University of Wisconsin–Madison. She was awarded the National Science Foundation GSK-12 Award.
Research and career
She was a postdoctoral researcher at Rice University and City of Hope National Medical Center. Olabisi investigated how mother-of-pearl (nacre) gets its natural strength and resilience with the hope to recreate it synthetically. She patterned hydrogels with DMP1.
Today Olabisi is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University. Her research looks to make wounds heal faster using cell therapy. Her work could revolutionise the recovery time of people who require public surgery. By combining hydrogels with the proteins, she can speed up cellular repair. She has developed patents that look to grow bone using bone morphogenetic proteins. She found that certain hydrogels can use the hormone insulin, which helps to heal diabetic wounds. In 2018 she became a National Science Foundation CAREER Award grant holder, exploring chronic wounds. She is working on mesenchymal stem cell and insulin producing cell.
Olabisi works with Mae Jemison on the grant project 100 Year Starship, an interdisciplinary initiative that is exploring the interstellar travel. She presented the program at the European Parliament. In 2016 she featured in a Vanity Fair and IBM collaboration celebrating women in science.
- Ronke Olabisi publications indexed by Google Scholar
- "#WCWinSTEM: Ronke M. Olabisi, Ph.D. – VanguardSTEM Conversations". VanguardSTEM Conversations. 2017-08-30. Retrieved 2018-09-07.
- "Mae Jemison and Olaronke Olabisi, 2016". MIT Black History. Retrieved 2018-09-07.
- "Ronke Olabisi, PhD – 2015 SYMPOSIUM". 2015.symposium.100yss.org. Retrieved 2018-09-07.
- "Speakers – CUWiP @ UCSD". cuwip.ucsd.edu. Retrieved 2018-09-07.
- "Bone Formation through Biomineralization and Bioengineering (Postdoctoral Fellowship) - NSBRI". NSBRI. Retrieved 2018-09-07.
- "ESSENCE Network: Scientist Ronke Mojoyinola Olabisi Shares the Magic of the Human Body - Essence". Essence. Retrieved 2018-09-07.
- "Rutgers professor's research could revolutionize process of human healing | The Daily Targum". The Daily Targum. Retrieved 2018-09-07.
- "Professor aims to help the healing impaired". SmartBrief. 2017-02-17. Retrieved 2018-09-07.
- "US Patent Application for METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR BONE FORMATION Patent Application (Application #20130017228 issued January 17, 2013) - Justia Patents Search". patents.justia.com. Retrieved 2018-09-07.
- "Scientists are using seashells to regrow bones". Business Insider. Retrieved 2018-09-07.
- "NSF Award Search: Award#1752079 - CAREER: Tissue Engineering Better Cell Therapies for Wound Healing". nsf.gov. Retrieved 2018-09-07.
- Podcasts, SparkDialog (2017-06-30). "Your Body in Space — with guest Dr. Ronke Olabisi". SparkDialog Podcasts. Retrieved 2018-09-07.
- "One Doctor Exploring Wound Care on Earth and in Space". advancedtissue.com. Retrieved 2018-09-07.
- "Hailing a New Constellation of STEM Stars". The Hive. Retrieved 2018-09-07.
- TauZeroFoundation (2013-03-29), 100YSS @ EU Parliament - Dr. Ronke Olabisi, retrieved 2018-09-07