Prof. (Mrs.) M.A. Komolafe's Biography

Area of Research: Epilepsy, Stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Neuro-genetics and Sleep Medicine

Educational Qualifications: MBBS, FWACP, Diploma Clinical Neurology(Queen Square, London).Fellow, World Stroke Organization, Member,  International Members Task Force (IMTF) of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Sleep Research Society and the World Sleep Society. Head of the Multi-disciplinary Stroke Team and the Sleep Research Group of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Member of the executive Committee, Nigerian Society of Neurological Sciences.

 

Morenikeji Komolafe is a Professor of Neurology at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Nigeria and current Head of the Department of Medicine. She graduated from the University of Ibadan in 1990 with an MBBS degree, and became a fellow of the West African College of Physicians in 2000. She also obtained the Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neurology at the Institute of Neurology, University College London in 2009 and also participated in the Mini-Fellowship program of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) in 2011 and was at the Center of Circadian and Sleep Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. In her institution she coordinates the multidisciplinary stroke, epilepsy and sleep research team, supervises postgraduate students and manages stroke, epilepsy sleep disorders. Her current research focuses on effects of sleep deprivation in adolescents and health professionals, as well as Neurogenetics of Parkinson’s Disease, sleep disorders in stroke, epilepsy and Brain Computer Interface and robotic rehabilitation.

She collaborates with other researchers in Institutions such as Stellenbosch University ( Prof Soraya Bardien , Genetics of Parkinson’s Disease  In Africa, Prof Surjo Soekadar , head of Clinical Neurotechnology Lab  Charite-Berlin, Brain Computer Interphase and Robotic rehabilitation, Prof Mayowa Owolabi of the University College Hospital Ibadan, Genetics of Stroke in Africans).

In recent years she has focused on improving the awareness of stroke, epilepsy and sleep disorders among health professionals and the general public  by coordinating update lectures during the world sleep day in March. The awareness efforts for students also include lectures in schools and talks on the media (print, radio and Television).