Photograph of Dr. Olujimi Ajijola

The American Society for Clinical Investigation is proud to present the ASCI Scientific Sessions: a monthly spotlight on distinguished investigators and their contributions to biomedical research. The Scientific Sessions are free and open to all, with a goal to create a space for our community, beyond the ASCI’s annual meeting, to gather and celebrate discovery.

Olujimi A. Ajijola, MD, PhD, is Associate Director of the University of California, LA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center & EP Programs, directs the Neurocardiology Research Program, co-directs the UCLA-Caltech Medical Scientist Training Program, and is Associate Professor of Medicine-Cardiology and Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology.

Dr. Ajijola received his MD from Duke University, and his PhD in Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology from UCLA as part of the STAR program. He trained in internal medicine and Cardiology/Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and at UCLA, respectively.

Dr. Ajijola’s laboratory studies the peripheral neural circuits that regulate the heart, utilizing cutting edge electrophysiologic, genetic, optical, and computational tools to examine how myocardial infarction structurally and functionally perturbs the sympathetic nervous system, and how this dysregulation drives arrhythmogenesis and sudden cardiac death risk.

He is a sitting member of the National Academies’ Roundtable on Black Men and Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine, and a recipient of the Chan Zuckerberg Science Diversity Leadership Award. Dr. Ajijola was elected to ASCI in 2023.

This event will be moderated by Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD. Dr. Ardehali, who served as the ASCI’s 2021-2022 President, is Thomas D. Spies Professor of Cardiac Metabolism, Professor of Medicine-Cardiology and Professor of Pharmacology; and Director, Center for Molecular Cardiology, at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.