UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Fatai Oladunni

Oladunni is studying how equine herpesvirus-1 suppresses a host’s innate immune response.

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Name: Fatai Oladunni
From: Nigeria
Degrees and institute where received: DVM, MS in veterinary microbiology from the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, in Nigeria

Fatai Oladunni said he chose the University of Kentucky (UK) for his doctoral degree because of his interest in virology.

“I had my master’s in veterinary microbiology, so I wanted to specialize in virology and do something unique in veterinary medicine,” he said. “I realized that the Gluck Equine Research Center does something uncommon—focusing only on equine research—and I became interested in their virology program.”

He applied for a graduate position and was accepted in 2014

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