Lola Eniola-Adefeso, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Graduate & Professional Education 
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering
University of Michigan

Dr. Omolola (Lola) Eniola-Adefeso is the Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Education at the University of Michigan College of Engineering in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is the University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor of Chemical Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering

As Associate Dean, Eniola-Adefeso is responsible for the education and welfare of over 3,300 Master’s and doctoral Michigan Engineering students enrolled in 60 graduate degree programs. She is also responsible for the college’s preeminent online and professional education, which serves over 2,000 learners annually. 

Associate Dean Eniola-Adefeso received her Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a UM Miller Faculty Scholar, the Director of the UM Cell Adhesion and Drug Delivery Lab, and Associate Director of an NIH Cellular Biotechnology Training Grant. Dr. Eniola-Adefeso also serves as Deputy Editor for Science Advances. Her research interest is in understanding the mechanisms of the recruitment and adhesion of immune cells in response to inflammation and the use of acquired knowledge to inform novel vascular-targeted imaging and drug therapies design. Discoveries from her laboratory have resulted in multiple US patent filings, one of which was recently licensed to a startup company, Asalyxa Bio. Her research is currently funded by multiple grants from the American Heart Association, National Science Foundation, and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH.