Tolu Esther Adekeye


  • B.Tech, Physiology, LAUTECH, 2011
  • M.S, Physiology, University of Ibadan, 2015

Brief Biography

As a Human Physiology graduate with ten years of international research and teaching experience, I have a diverse background. In the past, I worked as a tech assistant in a Cardiopulmonary diagnostic laboratory, where I conducted Electrocardiography, Echocardiography, and pulmonary function tests on patients. I also had the opportunity to train Medical students to perform these procedures. I have taught courses on basic Physiology, Anatomy, and Experimental Physiology to nursing and pre-med students from different backgrounds. My B. Tech thesis focused on the effects of exercise on vertical jump height in athletes, including baseball, volleyball, basketball, and soccer players. In 2015, I published my MS thesis on the nutritional management of Alloxan-induced Diabetic Nephropathy. Throughout my career, I have learned to effectively combine molecular and dietary interventions to manage Cardiovascular Diseases. Currently, I work at Klimis-Zacas’ Lab to investigate molecular pathways involved in the nutritional management of wounds. As the only girl in my family growing up in Nigeria, I understand the challenges women face in education and career development. That’s why I am passionate about Girls’ Education and Empowerment and currently mentor several young women towards successful career development. My goal is to become a faculty member at a reputable institution, focusing on Nutrigenomics and Cardiometabolic research while mentoring young women towards career growth.


  • Adewoye EO, Adekeye TE, Ige AO. Effects of quail egg on kidney functions in alloxan induced diabetic Wistar rats. Afr J Med Med Sci. 2015;44(4):355-360.
  • Vendrame S, Adekeye TE, Klimis-Zacas D. The Role of Berry Consumption on Blood Pressure Regulation and Hypertension: An Overview of the Clinical Evidence. Nutrients. 2022; 14(13):2701.
  • Helm MM, Alaba T, Klimis-Zacas D, Izuora K, Basu A. Effect of Dietary Berry Supplementation on Antioxidant Biomarkers in Adults with Cardiometabolic Risks: A Systematic Review of Clinical Trials. Antioxidants. 2023; 12(6):1182.

Dissertation Mentor

Tolu Esther Adekeye