Aderemi S. Dosunmu, PhD

Roles and Responsibilities

Dr. Aderemi “Remi” Dosunmu, the Associate Manager for Biological Safety, reports to the Associate Director for Biological Safety.  Dr. Dosunmu promotes and supports a comprehensive biological safety program for Columbia University, Barnard College and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Specific responsibilities include administration of the Institutional Biosafety Committee, the controlled substance program as well as being a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and editor of the EH&S SafetyMatters newsletter.


Before joining Columbia University, Dr. Dosunmu worked as a City Research Scientist at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Public Health Laboratory and previously held positions as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Lead Laboratory Technician at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Dosunmu received her B.S. in Microbiology from University of Maryland College Park in 2002; and earned her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, concentration: Pharmacology and Toxicology from University of Rhode Island in 2010 (Doctoral Thesis: Lead-exposure, Aging, and Blood Biomarkers in Alzheimer’s Disease). Dr. Dosunmu is professionally interested in biological safety, emerging diseases, and innovative scientific technology and personally interested in community-based volunteering and advocacy, continuing education, and participating in creative arts classes/workshops.