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Royhaaan Folarin

Chief Operating Officer

Royhaan is a lecturer of anatomical sciences at the department of Anatomy, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria, where he investigates the developmental mechanics of psychotic and neurodegenerative disorders using mice and Drosophila models. This he does - as the head of the Neurophytotherapy research unit - in a bid to identify therapeutic alternatives to the detrimental antipsychotics and neuro-palliatives currently obtainable. 


Royhaan is also a 3D-printing expert and an advocate of Free and Open Science Hardwares (FOSH); skills harnessed by his research group to fabricate and distribute PPEs to neighbouring communities in the wake of COVID-19 as a contribution towards flattening the curve.


He attended the University of Ilorin for his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Anatomy, and the University of Ibadan for his doctorate degree in neurobiology. He is a beneficiary of numerous grants, including from the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS), Alzheimer's Association, International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), Teaching and Research in Natural Sciences for Development in Africa (TReND), and International Society for Neurochemistry (ISN). He is also a member of several international and local professional bodies. He is currently the PEERS African Lead on the International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART).


For his commitment towards impactful communication of science to the Nigerian, African and international communities, Royhaan was awarded fellowship of the African Science Literacy Network (FASLN) in October, 2019.