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Staff Biography

Peter Ogunbiyi, D.V.M., Ph.D. Peter Ogunbiyi, D.V.M., Ph.D.

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Peter O. Ogunbiyi, D.V.M., Ph.D., is Chief of the Diversity Training Branch (DTB), formerly the Comprehensive Minority Biomedical Branch, within the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In this capacity, he coordinates existing and establishes new training, outreach, and career development programs designed to increase the number of underrepresented individuals, including racially/ethnically diverse, socioeconomically disadvantaged, and disabled in the cancer research workforce. Prior to his appointment as Chief, Dr. Ogunbiyi served as a Program Director in DTB, where he managed research training programs and partnership programs between institutions working with underserved communities with cancer health disparities and Cancer Centers. DTB is central to NCI's efforts in increasing the diversity of the cancer workforce.

Before joining NCI, Dr. Ogunbiyi served in academia, holding faculty positions at Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria; Tuskegee University, Alabama. As a faculty member, he was actively involved in teaching, research, and training students for careers in biomedical sciences.

Dr. Ogunbiyi earned both his B.S. in Biochemistry and his D.V.M. from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Pharmacology/Toxicology from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Ogunbiyi is well-published in the area of molecular and biochemical bases of free radical-induced injuries and their pharmacological modulation.

Updated: 08/07/14