Ibukun Akinrinade

email: iakinrinade(at)igc.gulbenkian.pt

Short Bio
I am currently a Ph.D student in Rui Oliveira’s lab, enrolled in the IBB program of Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC).
I have an Anatomy and cell biology background from University of Ilorin, Nigeria. I did some toxicological studies evaluating the roles of antimalarial drugs and other compounds in the heart and brain. My drive for behavioural research led me to carry out one-year training in the University of Bordeaux, France where I studied the role of stress systems in Addiction focusing of the corticotrophin receptors, opiate reward and social behaviour in mice.

Research Interests
I am now trying to understand how the famous “love hormone”-oxytocin modulates social behaviour using zebrafish as a model system with the available genetic, behavioural and molecular biology tools.

Fluoride and aluminium disturb neuronal morphology, transport functions, cholinesterase, lysosomal and cell cycle activities.
Akinrinade ID, Memudu AE, Ogundele OM.
Pathophysiology. 2015 Jun;22(2):105-15. doi: 10.1016/j.pathophys.2015.03.001. Epub 2015.

Interplay of glia activation and oxidative stress formation in fluoride and aluminium exposure.
Akinrinade ID, Memudu AE, Ogundele OM, Ajetunmobi OI.
Pathophysiology. 2015 Mar;22(1):39-48. doi: 10.1016/j.pathophys.2014.12.001. Epub 2014.

NMDA-R inhibition affects cellular process formation in Tilapia melanocytes; a model for pigmented adrenergic neurons in process formation and retraction.
Ogundele OM, Okunnuga AA, Fabiyi TD, Olajide OJ, Akinrinade ID, Adeniyi PA, Ojo AA.
Metab Brain Dis. 2014 Jun;29(2):541-51. doi: 10.1007/s11011-013-9447-6. Epub 2013.