Oshiomah Oyageshio's picture


  • UCLA ( June-2025 )
  • Davis, California, USA

About (Summary)

Third year Ph.D. Candidate at UCDavis in the Population Biology department. For my research, I combine population genetics, statistics, and anthropology to study infectious disease susceptibility in southern African indigenous tribes. After my Ph.D., I plan on working in the Bioinformatics industry. I am an international student from Nigeria but I have been living in the U.S since 2014.


University of Massachusetts Amherst
biochemistry and molecular biology
2014 to 2018
university of california-los angeles
2018 to 2020
university of california-davis
Population Biology
2020 to 2025

Your Major

Population Biology

Language Proficiency

English (US)
French (France)

Honors and Awards

Graduate Student Achiever Award (2019)
Honor society scholarship
Computer-related Applications Graduate Student Research Award (2022)
Summer award for UCDavis graduate students applying cutting edge computational tools for their dissertation research
The Class of ‘43 “Making a Difference” Scholarship (2018)
A $1000 scholarship for undergraduate students at UMass Amherst registered with disability services that have demonstrated academic excellence.

Grad School Interests

Population Genetics, Human Evolution, Biomedicine, Infectious Disease

Intended Job Path

Bioinformatics, Computational Genetics,

Job Experience

Graduate Teaching Associate
UCLA Life Sciences
September, 2018 to June, 2020
Graduate Researcher
June, 2020 to June, 2025
Graduate Teaching Assistant
September, 2021 to April, 2022


Student Mentor for Undergraduates
June, 2019 to August, 2019
Academic Coach for Students on Probation
September, 2021 to September, 2022
Grad School Application Mentor
EEB Grad Preview
June, 2021 to June, 2025


Tennis, Ping Pong, Hiking, Volunteering, Language learning
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