Oluwatobi Babayemi , BS
Oluwatobi (Tobi) Babayemi is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Bioengineering at Rice University. Originally from Lagos, Nigeria; she moved to Houston with her family as a child. She completed her bachelor of science in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas and joined the Sirianni Laboratory in July 2020 to complete her doctoral research. Her research interests are in the areas of drug delivery and imaging therapeutics as it relates to nuclear medicine.
Her current research is focused on quantifying intrathecal nanoparticle drug delivery to the central nervous system (CNS) using PET/CT imaging to (1) determine how nanoparticles (NPs) clear from the subarachnoid space (SAS) following different intrathecal (IT) routes of administration and (2) investigate how NP PEGylation influences the movement of IT-delivered NPs within the SAS.
Besides her passion for research, she also enjoys learning Korean and teaching kids. She aspires to one day work in the Biotech industry and volunteer in medical missions overseas.
1. Babayemi, O.; Sirianni, RW; Sevick-Muraca, E.; et. al. “Characterizing Nanoparticle Fate in the CNS After Intrathecal Administration: A PET/CT Imaging Approach”. Society for Biomaterials: Drug Delivery Special Interest Group. Virtual Talk.
2. Babayemi, O.; Sirianni, RW; Sevick-Muraca, E.; et. al. “Characterizing Nanoparticle Fate in the CNS After Intrathecal Administration: A PET/CT Imaging Approach”. Society for Biomaterials. San Diego, California. Oral Presentation.