Dr. Owolabi is the primary research clinician on the TB sequel project at MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM. His main role will be to recruit eligible participants and perform the extensive clinical assessments required at each visit. He will also oversee activities of the TB clinic and field staff to ensure good clinical practice and good follow-up rates for each participant.
Dr. Owolabi studied in Nigeria, did his residency programme at the University teaching hospital and is a consultant paediatrician (MB, BS; FMC Paed). His main area of research interest is infectious diseases, especially tuberculosis (TB) and haematology. He has long-standing experience in clinical trials of vaccines and has been the co-ordinating clinician of the MRCG TB platform since 2012.
Dr. Owolabi has published over 15 publications in the field of infectious diseases including analysis of Vitamin D in TB patients in The Gambia, and safety and immunogenicity of two novel TB vaccines.