Raymond Adebiyi

Dr Raymond F. Adebiyi is a Professor of Immunology and Microbiology and serves as an Associate Dean on the Dominica campus. He was born in Lagos, Nigeria where he received his early education.

After receiving a degree in biochemistry, Dr Adebiyi came to the US as an exchange scholar and continued his education at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis from which he graduated with distinction in 1975. His graduate work at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine was in immunology and microbiology and his Master’s thesis was on Leukocyte Chemotaxis by Bacteroides fragilis. The research for his Ph.D. degree, earned at the University of Ibadan School of Medicine, was done at the University of London on an Inter-University Council Scholarship. His dissertation was on the Immunopathology of Malaria.

Before joining Ross University, Dr Adebiyi taught immunology and immunopathology at the University of Ibadan School of Medicine. While at Ibadan, he served as National Secretary of the Nigerian Society for Immunology. He has been a fellow in immunology at the World Health Organization in Geneva and a commonwealth fellow at the John Radcliffe Hospital at Oxford University and at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School (now Imperial College) in London. He has traveled extensively in the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and in North America where he has presented papers at numerous international scientific meetings.

Dr Adebiyi is an avid sportsman, plays lawn-tennis and table-tennis and was a state champion in the javelin throwing event. He is also interested in the arts and served as President of the Lagos Drama Club. He has been a Rotarian since 1981 and has served Rotary in several capacities. Dr Adebiyi continues to be active in the community in Dominica.

Medical Microbiology and Immunology