Bolaji Thomas

Professor of Biomedical Sciences

Department of Medical Science, Health, and Management
College of Health Sciences and Technology

Dr. Bolaji Thomas was born in Lagos, Nigeria and received his undergraduate degree in Zoology (Parasitology) from the main campus, University of Lagos. He then proceeded to the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, from where he received an MS and a Ph.D. degree in Medical Microbiology and Parasitology.

From 2001, he conducted postdoctoral research work at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University (Division of Infectious Diseases), Drexel University College of Medicine (Department of Microbiology and Immunology) and Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (Division of Infectious Diseases). He joined the Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science, Rochester Institute of Technology in the Fall of 2008. He was later seconded to the Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Health Sciences and Technology.

Dr. Thomas is a member of the American Association for Immunologists, American Society for Microbiology and the Network of Minority Research Investigators. Dr. Thomas has been in the forefront of recruiting, training, and mentoring undergraduate students in his research program, including groups underrepresented in the STEM fields. He has been a PI or Co-PI on grants funded by the National Institutes of Health, World Health Organization, American Association of Immunologists, a member of several editorial boards, study sections as well as invited reviewer for several journals.