About the Director

Dr. Adebayo Oyekan is a Professor of Pharmacology at the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences of the Texas Southern University. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine of the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston and Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York. He is a faculty at the Graduate Program in Cardiovascular Sciences of the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. He received his medical training at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and a doctorate degree in Cardiovascular Pharmacology from King’s College, University of London, England. At various stages in his career, he was the recipient of a number of awards and fellowships. He was a British Commonwealth Medical fellow between 1983 and 1986, a John Fogarty International Fellow of the NIH between 1989 and 1990, a fellow of the American Heart Association between 1990 and 1992, and a fellow of the High Blood Pressure Council Research since 2001. 
He was also a past recipient of the prestigious Rhodes Trust Fellowship that gave him the rare opportunity to work under the tutelage of Sir John Vane, the 1982 Nobel laureate in Physiology/Medicine.

Since the establishment of the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases in 1999, Dr Oyekan has been responsible for leading a research group that focuses on the pathophysiology of cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, renal failure, stroke, and diabetes. Dr Oyekan’s research activities attract a research funding that nets more than $400,000 annually and these funds come from the NIH, American Heart Association, and private organizations.

Director Dr. Oyekan's Bio

Adebayo Oyekan
Professor and Director
Center for Cardiovascular Diseases
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne Avenue
Houston, TX 77004
713-313 4258 (Phone)
713-313 4342 (Fax)
E-mail: Oyekan_AO@tsu.edu