BS, MS, Ph.D., University of Lagos (Nigeria)
Dr. Thomas has received several awards including the American Association of Immunologists Undergraduate Faculty and Minority Scientist Travel Awards, The Wellcome Trust Travel Award, Marine Biological Laboratories Fellowship and UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Medicine Travel awards. He is a member of several scientific societies including American Association of Immunologists, American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and the Network of Minority Research Investigators. He is a Faculty Mentor for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Maximizing Access to Research Careers (FASEB-MARC) program and a Board Member for Upstate Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation. He serves on several Editorial Boards and is an invited reviewer for several journals.
In the News
October 17, 2019
Podcast: The Impact of Malaria on Global Health
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 25: Not all learning does, or can, happen in a classroom. Last summer, Bolaji Thomas, professor in the College of Health Sciences and Technology, took a group of students to Nigeria to give them a firsthand look at the impact of malaria on global health. Abigail Melake, a biomedical sciences major, and Janice Fung, a biotechnology and molecular bioscience major, talk about what they learned.
October 9, 2019
Field trip to Nigeria gives RIT students a new perspective on global health
Three students from the biomedical sciences program traveled with RIT Professor Bolaji Thomas to his native Nigeria to understand the impact tropical diseases such as malaria have on the population and the medical protocols used in treatment.
May 21, 2019
RIT scientists pinpoint a potential genetic variant that protects cattle from wasting disease
RIT researchers are studying the genetic switch that could make cattle resistant to the wasting disease known as “sleeping sickness.” Bolaji Thomas, professor of biomedical sciences in RIT’s College of Health Sciences and Technology, is examining different immune responses to bovine trypanosomiasis within the same species of cattle in Nigeria.