Michael O. Ibiwoye, MD, MS, DTM&H, MPH, PhD, serves as Associate Professor of Anatomy. His research interest include the further understanding of the pathologic basis of human diseases, with the overall goal to contribute to the infrastructural enhancement and promote laboratory instruction of medical students through inquiry-based hands-on experiences in cutting edge, clinically relevant basic research, and critical thinking. Dr. Ibiwoye’s current research focuses on: 1) Immunophenotypic characterization of oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs) and microvascular endothelia in demyelinating central nervous system (CNS) pathologies, especially multiple sclerosis (MS) that could potentially contribute to the understanding of disease progression, novel approaches to mitigation of its symptoms and effective treatment, and 2) Evaluation of the impact of acute and chronic exposure to cadmium on the blood-brain barrier (BBB) structures in the rat model system.