Titilola (Lola) D. Kalejaiye


Postdoctoral Research Associate; Awardee, Keystone Symposia Conference Scholarship

Contact Information

  • Email Address: titilola.kalejaiye@duke.edu


Ph.D. in Molecular Parasitology, Infection and Immunity (University of Glasgow, UK, 2019)

M.Res. in Biomedical Sciences (with Distinction), Infectious and Tropical Diseases (Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium, 2014)

M.Sc. in Molecular Biology (with Distinction), Applied Biological Sciences (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, 2010)

B.Sc.(Honors) in Microbiology (University of Lagos, Nigeria, 2006)

Research Interests

Translational medicine, drug and therapeutic discovery, biochemistry and cell biology, signalling pathways and molecular biology

Fun Facts

I love singing but I’ve often been told that I go off key, and I never seem to hear it.


Cooking, travelling, reading, and going to the movies  


  1. Kalejaiye, T.D., Bhattacharya, R.; Burt, M.; Travieso, T., Okafor, A., Mou, X., Blasi, M., Musah, S. SARS-CoV-2 Employ BSG/CD147 and ACE2 Receptors to Directly Infect Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Kidney Podocytes. Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, 2022. 10 doi: 10.3389/fcell.2022.855340
  2. Kalejaiye, T.D., Barreto, A.A. and Musah S. Translating renal organoids into artificial kidneys. Current Transplantation Reports 2022. doi: 10.1007/s40472-022-00383-0
  3. Mou, X.; Shah, J.; Bhattacharya, R.; Kalejaiye, T.D.; Sun, B.; Hsu, P.; Musah, S*. “A Biomimetic Electrospun Silk Membrane Supports the Differentiation and Maturation of Kidney Epithelium from Human Stem Cells”Bioengineering 2022
  4. Kalejaiye, T.D.†., Holmes, J. A†., Bhattacharya, R., Musah, S. “Reconstitution of glomerular capillary wall” Regenerative Nephrology 2021 Editor(s): Michael S. Goligorsky, Academic Press, 331-351, († equal contribution)
  5. Burt, M.; Kalejaiye, T.D.; Bhattacharya, R.; Dimitrakakis, N.; Musah, S*. “Adriamycin-induced Podocyte Injury Disrupts the YAP-TEAD1 Axis and Downregulates Cyr61 and CTGF Expression” ACS Chemical Biology2021