Photo of Kayode K. Ojo, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine

Faculty Information


Dr. Ojo's research focuses on studies to better understand the molecular biology of antimicrobial resistance and on the development of novel, robust, safe and affordable antimicrobial agents that can treat debilitating parasitic diseases.


Education & Training: 
PhD in Pharmaceutical Microbiology
University of Ibadan
Ibadan Nigeria
Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Washington
Seattle WA
Research fellowship from the Gesellschaft der Freunde der Kleintierforschung (GdFuF) German Government
ICAAC/Wyeth ID Fellows Grant to the 48th Annual ICAAC/46th IDSA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
(206) 543-0821
Mailing Address: 

750 Republican Street, Box 358061, Seattle, WA 98109


Ojo K.K., Eastman R.T., Vidadala R., Zhang Z., Rivas K.L., Choi R., Lutz J.D., Reid M.C., Fox A.M.W., Hulverson M.A., Kennedy M., Isoherranen N., Kim L.M., Comess K.M., Kempf D.J., Verlinde C.L.M.J., Su X-Z, Kappe S., Maly D.J., Fan E., and Van Voorhis W.C. (2014) Specific inhibitor of PfCDPK4 blocks malaria transmission: Chemical-genetic validation. Journal of Infectious Diseases 209(2):275-284. PMCCID:    PMC3873787

Castellanos-Gonzalez A., White C.A., Jr, Ojo K.K.,  Vidadala R., Zhang Z., Reid M.C., Fox A.M.W., Keyloun K.R., Rivas K., Irani A., Dann S.M., Fan E., Maly D.J.,  and Van Voorhis W.C. (2013): A novel Calcium Dependent Protein Kinase Inhibitor as a lead compound for treating Cryptosporidiosis. Journal of Infectious Diseases 208(8):1342-1348. PMCCID: PMC3778970

Ojo K.K., Pfander C., Mueller N.R., Burstroem C., Larson E.T., Bryan C.M., Fox A.M.W., Reid M.C., Johnson S.M., Murphy R.C., Kennedy M., Mann H.,  Leibly D.J., Hewitt  S.N., Verlinde C.L.M.J., Kappe S., Merritt E.A., Maly D.J., Billker O., and Van Voorhis W.C. (2012): Transmission of malaria to mosquitoes blocked by bumped kinase inhibitors. Journal of Clinical Investigation 122 (6):2301-2305. PMCID: PMC3366411