Ejaife Agbani

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Physiology & Pharmacology

PhD - Cell Biology & Nitro-oxidative Stress Signalling

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, 2010

MSc - Clinical Pharmacy

University College London, England, United Kingdom, 2006

Bachelor of Pharmacy

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-lfe, Nigeria, 2001

Contact information


Office location : HRICGB39

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Cell Biology of Haemostasis and Thrombosis
  • Clinical Applications of Procoagulant Membrane Dynamics
  • Haematological Innovation


Dr Agbani earned his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree (with Distinction) from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria and qualified as a pharmacist. Later, he earned a Master’s in clinical pharmacy degree (with Distinction) from University College London, England. He then studied Cell Biology & Cellular Nitro-oxidative Stress Signalling at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland where he obtained his PhD in 2010. After a post-doctoral research investigating the role of nuclear invaginations and endo-lysosomal channels in calcium signalling at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Dr Agbani joined the lab of Prof. Alastair Poole, at the University of Bristol, England. Here, Agbani carved out a distinct area of thrombosis (formation of blood clots) and haemostasis (arrest of bleeding) research, with his discovery through 4D advanced imaging, of a novel approach to specifically target procoagulant membrane dynamics, to control platelet driven thrombosis without blocking  platelet secretions. Dr Agbani is one of the leading authors in his field. His publications (2015-2019), in the Journal of Clinical Investigation-Insight, Blood, Scientific Reports, Haematologica, Circulation, JBC, and ATVB, have spurred a shift in thrombosis research. Dr Agbani is a member of the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine and the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta. Dr Agbani works with clinicians at the Foothills Medical Centre on several projects; one of which aims to find ways to predict the patients that will clot or bleed more than usual after surgery. His research goal is to provide critical insights into the haemostatic response through the cell biology of thrombosis and haemostasis and to leverage this knowledge for precision medicine.



Research Gate

1.  Agbani, E.O., et al: (2020). Platelets. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537104.2019.1709632

2.  Agbani, E.O., et al: (2019). ArteriosclerThrombVasc Biol. https://doi.org/10.1161/ATVBAHA.119.313468

3.  Agbani, E.O., et al: (2018). Journal of Clinical Investigation-Insight. https://doi.org/10.1172/jci.insight.99062

4.  Agbani, E.O., et al: (2018). Molecular Cancer Research. https://doi.org/10.1158/1541-7786.MCR-17-0323

5.  Agbani, E.O., et al: (2017). Blood. https://doi.org/10.1182/blood-2017-05-787259

6.  Agbani, E.O., et al: (2017). Haematologica. https://doi.org/10.3324/haematol.2017.166819

7.  Agbani, E.O., et al: (2017) Scientific Reports. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-02933-4

8.  Agbani, E.O., et al: (2017). Journal of Biological Chemistry. https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M116.746867

9.   Agbani, E.O., et al: (2015). Circulation. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.114.015036