Dr Opeyemi Stella Ademowo

Senior Lecturer

Stella wearing a pink top, smiling.


Biomedical Science and Human Biology


College of Science and Engineering


School of Human Sciences

Research centre

Human Sciences Research Centre






I am a Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science and Human Biology. I am the programme leader for Human Biology and the deputy lead for Healthy Ageing and Mental Wellbeing Research Centre. My research focus is on biomarkers of ageing and I am involved in research supervision.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach on the cell and molecular biology-related modules within the Biomedical Science and Human Biology programmes.

Professional interests

I am interested in teaching and research excellence.

Research interests

I am interested in translational research, focusing on patient benefits and basic science that includes an understanding of disease mechanisms and prognosis with the potential for the discovery and development of biomarkers and therapeutic targets in age-related diseases. My previous work includes the use of mass spectrometry to develop protein biomarkers to predict response to therapy in inflammatory arthritis, the development of oxidised phospholipid markers in Alzheimer’s disease and chronic kidney disease, investigation of the effects of lipid peroxidation on mitochondrial function in neuronal cells, the effect of nutrition (specifically antioxidant-rich diet) on oxidative stress and ageing. I have also done some studies on the effects of endoplasmic reticulum shaping proteins on morphoregulation in neuronal cells.

At the moment,  I seek to understand cellular senescence in vitro and vivo to inform future strategies for clearing senescence as well as investigate novel biomarkers of inflammaging; in order to contribute to the promotion of healthy ageing and also the management of the economic impact of the growing ageing population. I use cell/molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Lipidomics, Proteomics, and mitochondria Biology techniques in my research.

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

Experience in industry

I have experience in the Pharmaceutical industry as a trainee analyst in the quality control department, EMZOR Pharmaceuticals, Lagos, Nigeria during my undergraduate degree program. I have also worked with interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams which include collaborations with Abbott Pharmaceuticals, Rheumatology departments at Amsterdam Medical Centre, Netherlands and St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin Ireland, during my PhD. In addition to these, I collaborated with Macuvison Europe Ltd. UK and Waterford Medical Centre, Ireland during my first postdoctoral training.

International experience

I have engaged in projects with different academic staffs from overseas institutions, including the University of Amsterdam Netherlands, University of Dusseldorf, Germany, University of Porto, Portugal, University College Dublin, and Dublin City University, Ireland. I successfully transferred an HPLC method for carotenoid analysis which I learned from The Biochemistry Department, at the University of Dusseldorf to Aston University in order to investigate the effect of carotenoid supplementation on Alzheimer’s disease and the method was published. I have presented my work at a number of national and international conferences with awards in a couple of; with the latest award obtained at the keystone symposia in California, USA 2017 based on merit. 

In the media

Recent publications