Dr. Taofeek Owonikoko is a Professor and Vice Chair for Faculty Development in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University, Atlanta. He is also a Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Cancer Scientist. Owonikoko received his medical degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Nigeria in 1991 and a doctoral degree in Anatomic Pathology from the Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany in 2000.  He has been on faculty at Emory University since 2008 and has focused on lung cancer, thyroid cancer as well as early phase drug development.