Taofeek K. K. Owonikoko, MD, PhD
Guest Editor, Professor and Vice Chair, Co-Leader of Thoracic Oncology, Department of Hematology & Medical Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Dr. Owonikoko is an Associate Professor and Associate Vice Chair for translational research and faculty development in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University. He is a Distinguished Cancer Scientist designated by the Georgia Research Alliance. He received his primary medical degree in 1991 from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria and a doctoral degree in Anatomic Pathology from the Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany in 2000. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA from 2000 to 2002, from where he proceeded to Graduate Hospital, Drexel University in Philadelphia for Internal Medicine residency training. He was a clinical fellow in Hematology/Medical Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh between 2005 and 2008. He was recruited to join the faculty at Emory University in 2008 where he is focused on translational research in aerodigestive cancer, thyroid cancer and early drug development. Dr. Owonikoko has received research grants from the NIH, NCI, DOD and Georgia Cancer Coalition. He is a recipient of many prestigious awards including the ASCO Leadership Development Program and the NCI Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award. He has published over 104 peer-reviewed manuscripts in high impact journals including Cell, CA Cancer Journal, Cancer Cell, Nature Communications, JCO and Oncogene. Dr. Owonikoko is married with three kids.
Focused Issue edited by Dr. Taofeek K. Owonikoko