Imperial College London

Ms Adesola Bello

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Research Assistant







Desk 414Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am currently working as a Research Assistant in Prof Elaine Holmes’ group for the UK Dementia Research Institute at Imperial. Our work aims to explore and better understand the influence of the gut microbiome on brain function, with specific focus on the tryptophan pathway.

I am also a final year PhD student (part-time) in the Department of Medicine under the supervision of Professor Gary Frost and Dr Jonathan Swann. My PhD project aims to elucidate the mechanism(s) underlying the hypocholesterolaemic effect of fermentable carbohydrates in humans, by investigating their effects on bile acid metabolism, gut microbiota and cholesterol metabolism. Analytical methods used include untargeted and targeted mass spectrometry, in vitro human gut models and flow cytometry-fluorescence in situ hybridization (Flow-FISH).

Prior to starting my PhD, I graduated with a BSc(Hons) in Biochemistry from Babcock University, Nigeria in 2012 and completed my MRes in Clinical Research- Human Nutrition pathway at Imperial College London in 2015. 

Research interests

  • Gut microbiome
  • Metabonomics
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Human nutrition