Welcome to Ayo!

My name is Ayo Araoyinbo and I’ve recently joined the lab of Aleksander Vjestica as a Ph.D. to work on the cell biology and genetics of fission yeast sexual life cycle.

Before now, I completed my Microbiology B.Sc. in Nigeria after which I moved to the UK for my Masters in Applied Biomedical Science Research. For my project at the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology at Leeds, I worked on the molecular and functional characterization of the Adenosine Nucleotide Transporters in budding yeast and then was employed under a BBSRC fellowship to develop yeast strains to metabolise low pH and glycerol rich distillery wastes, this progressed through a scholarship to become my Masters of Research project.

I look forward to getting to know you all over the next few years.