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Dr Olajide received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria where he investigated anti-inflammatory properties of natural products. He was a Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Drug Research (Pharmaceutical Biology), Department of Pharmacy, University of Munich, Germany where he studied cellular and molecular pharmacology of anti-inflammatory natural products, focusing on Nuclear Factor-kappa B (NF-κB) signalling. Part of his postdoctoral work was carried out in the Neurochemistry Research Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, University of Freiburg Medical School where he conducted research on cellular and molecular pharmacology of anti-neuroinflammatory natural products.

Dr Olajide started his academic career as a Lecturer in Pharmacology in the Faculty of Pharmacy, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. He later moved to the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria as a Lecturer in Pharmacology. Dr Olajide had a brief stint in industry where he was involved in drug development and clinical research; he helped in developing new drugs for type 2 diabetes and atopic dermatitis. Prior to moving to Huddersfield, he was Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Sciences at London Metropolitan University. Dr Olajide is on the editorial board of Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM).

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Nuclear Factor-kappa B (NF-κB) Signalling in the Activated Microglia
  • Neuroprotection by Natural and Synthetic Steroids
  • AMPK and Nrf2 Signalling in Neuroinflammation
  • Neuroinflammation in Cerebral Malaria (CM)

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Anti-Inflammatory Agents Medicine & Life Sciences
Microglia Medicine & Life Sciences
Carrageenan Medicine & Life Sciences
Acetic Acid Medicine & Life Sciences
Edema Medicine & Life Sciences
Antipyretics Medicine & Life Sciences
Methanol Medicine & Life Sciences
Pharmacology Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1997 2019

Chemical compositions of metals in Bhasmas and Tibetan Zuotai are a major determinant of their therapeutic effects and toxicity

Liu, J., Zhang, F., Velagapudi, R., Olajide, O., Li, C. & Wei, L-X., 10 Jan 2019, In : Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2019, 13 p., 1697804.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Therapeutic Uses
Tibetan Traditional Medicine
Ayurvedic Medicine

Induction of autophagy and activation of SIRT-1 deacetylation mechanisms mediate neuroprotection by the pomegranate metabolite urolithin A in BV2 microglia and differentiated 3D human neural progenitor cells

Velagapudi, R., Lepiarz, I., El-Bakoush, A., Katola, F., Bhatia, H. S., Fiebich, B. L. & Olajide, O., 13 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Molecular Nutrition and Food Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sirtuin 1
4 Citations (Scopus)

Activation of Nrf2 Pathway Contributes to Neuroprotection by the Dietary Flavonoid Tiliroside

Velagapudi, R., El-Bakoush, A. & Olajide, O., Oct 2018, In : Molecular Neurobiology. 55, 10, p. 8103-8123 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
DNA Fragmentation
RNA Interference
3 Citations (Scopus)

Agathisflavone isolated from Anacardium occidentale suppresses SIRT1‐mediated neuroinflammation in BV2 microglia and neurotoxicity in APPSwe‐transfected SH‐SY5Y cells

Velagapudi, R., Ajileye, O., Okorji, U. P., Jain, P., Aderogba, M. & Olajide, O., Oct 2018, In : Phytotherapy Research. 32, 10, p. 1957-1966 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Conditioned Culture Medium
Estrogen Receptor beta