Dr. Lola Eniola-Adefeso

Dr. Omolola (Lola) Eniola-Adefeso is the University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. She also holds joint appointments in Biomedical Engineering and Macromolecular Science & Engineering and serves on the steering committee of the UM Biointerfaces Institute. She holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and served two years as a NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at the Baylor College of Medicine before coming to Michigan. Dr. Eniola-Adefeso is a co-founder of Asalyxa Bio.

Academic Appointment(s)

  • Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Educational Background

  • University of Maryland Baltimore County: B.S. Chemical Engineering (1999)
  • University of Pennsylvania: M.S.E. Chemical Engineering (2000)
  • University of Pennsylvania: Ph.D. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (2004)
  • Baylor College of Medicine: Post-doctoral work, Immunology, Leukocyte Biology (2004-2006)

Recent Publications

  • Safari, H., Kelley, W., and O. Eniola-Adefeso. (2020) “Neutrophils preferentially eat elongated particles – opportunity for selective targeting in acute inflammatory diseases.” Science Advances. 6 (24), eaba147
  • Czaja, B., M. Gutierrez, G. Zavodszky, D. de Kanter, A. Hoeskstra, O. Eniola-Adefeso. (2020) “The influence of red blood cell deformability on hematocrit profiles and platelet margination.” PLOS Computational Biology. 16(3):e1007716
  • Safari, H., Lee, JKH, and O. Eniola-Adefeso. (2020) “Effect of shape, rigidity, size and flow on targeting” in Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications, 55-66.
  • Sule, G.; W. Kelley; S. Yalavarthi; A. Vreede; A. Banka; P. Bockenstedt; O. Eniola-Adefeso; J. Knight. (2020) “Increased adhesive potential of antiphospholipid syndrome neutrophils mediated by beta-2 integrin Mac-1.” Arthritis & Rheumatology. 72(1):114-124.
  • Kelley, W.J., P.J. Onyskiw, C.A. Fromen, and O. Eniola-Adefeso. (2019) “Model particulate drug carriers modulate leukocyte adhesion in human blood flows.” ACS Biomaterials Science Engineering. 5(12): 6530-6540
  • Kelley, W.J., C.A. Fromen and O. Eniola-Adefeso. (2018) “Enhance update of PEGylated particles by human neutrophils.” Acta Biomaterialia. 79: 283-293
  • Gutierrez, M., Ojeda, L.S.* and O. Eniola-Adefeso. (2018) “Vascular-Targeted Carrier Margination Efficacy in the Presence of Rigid Red Cells: Implications for Disease.”  Biomicrofluidics. 12(4): 042217.
  • Gutierrez, M., Fish, M.B., Golinski, A.W.* and O. Eniola-Adefeso. (2018) “Presence of Rigid Red Cells in Blood Flow Interferes with the Vascular Wall Adhesion of Leukocytes.” Langmuir. 34 (6): 2363-2372.
  • Safari, H. and O. Eniola-Adefeso. (2018) “Modified two-step emulsion solvent evaporation technique for fabricating biodegradable submicron rod-shaped particles.” Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 518: 174-183.
  • Boas-Favero, C.V., Moran, S.E. and O. Eniola-Adefeso. (2018) “The power of peer mentoring in enabling a diverse and inclusive environment in a chemical engineering graduate program.” Chemical Engineering Education. 52(2):79-88.

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