Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
John Oluseun Dabiri is a Yoruba-Nigerian-American. He was born in the year 1980 having his parents are Nigerian immigrants, who settled in Toledo, Ohio, in 1975. He is a Biophysicist, professor of Aeronautics and Bioengineering, currently at the Civil & Environmental Engineering department at Stanford University.
Looking at some of his research work; John did a research work on Jellyfish how they tend to be very efficient when they swim, which means that on a given amount of energy they can go further than many other animals can. As one of the simplest multicellular organisms, jellyfish (medusae) contract cells to generate jet forces.
Reverse engineering is Dabiri’s newest research focus. In July 2012, a team composed of Caltech and Harvard students and professors published a paper that outlined a tissue engineering method for building a jellyfish out of rat heart muscle cells and a silicon polymer.