WSSU Professor Earns Biotechnology Excellence Award

Dr. Azeez Aileru
March 13, 2012
            Dr. Azeez Aileru, professor of neurobiology and director of the Biomedical Research Infrastructure Center at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), has been honored by the N.C. Biotechnology Center with an award for excellence in the area of biotechnology research and development.

            Aileru was selected based on his 15 years of neuroscience and cardiovascular disease research and his emphasis on examining racially linked health disparities.  Additionally, he has demonstrated an on-going commitment to developing scientific excellence among minority students by serving as director of a program to encourage minority research scientists that is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  In presenting Aileru with the award, he was also recognized for his collaborative efforts among area universities including his joint appointment in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and the Hypertension and Vascular Disease Center at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

            Aileru earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from North Carolina Central University and completed his Ph.D. degree at Howard University College of Medicine and his postdoctoral training in neuroscience at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.  He has served on numerous university, state and national committees, including American Heart Association study sections and is a regular member on NIH special review panels.

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