Bamidele Tayo is a Genetic Epidemiologist and an Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Bamidele also holds an Adjunct Research Fellow position at the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan. His areas of expertise include gene expression analysis, candidate gene and genome-wide association studies of human diseases and traits includingblood pressure phenotypes, chronic kidney disease and sickle cell disease. As principal investigator or co-investigator on several university- and NIH-funded grants, he participates in training and mentoring of biomedical researchers in Nigeria and Ghana as part of research capacity building and enhancement. He maintains regular contact with collaborators and mentees in West Africa as a result of collaborative projects including H3Africa Kidney Disease Research Network, the Cardiovascular Research Training Institute and the Center for Research & Training Programs.
Bamidele is a member of several large-scale consortia studying genetics of human diseases and traits in which he contributesto data analysis, interpretation of results and publication of important findings.Bamidele is a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, and an active member of the International Genetic Epidemiology Society, The New York Academy of Sciences, American Society of Human Genetics, African Society of Human Genetics, American Statistical Association, and the American Heart Association.Bamidele’s previous awards include fellowship by the IstitutoUniversitario di studiSuperiori di Pavia, professional development award by the New York State/Graduate Student Employees Union, and scholar award by theNHLBI Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE).
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