Professor Imoukhuede's research examines mechanisms regulating angiogenic signaling with focus on tyrosine kinase receptors, VEGFRs and PDGFRs. She pioneers both quantitative biological measurements and computational biological models to delineate ligand-receptor binding, receptor and effector phosphorylation, and sprouting angiogenic hallmarks (cell proliferation and migration). This bottom-up systems biology paradigm offers mechanistic insight towards directing vascular signaling with translational implications to cancers and cardiovascular diseases.
Professor Imoukhuede joined Washington University in St. Louis as an associate professor of biomedical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign where she was recognized with a Distinguished Promotion Award to associate professor of bioengineering. Professor Imoukhuede performed biomedical engineering postdoctoral training at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has earned numerous awards, including the 2017 NSF CAREER Award, 2018 IMSA Distinguished Leadership Award, 2018 Young Innovator in Nanobiotechnology, 2019 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Futures Researcher, and 2020 High Impact Innovation and Inspiration (HI3) Speaker Award presented by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate Women in Engineering Network. She also serves the biomedical engineering community as a standing member of the Vascular Cell and Molecular Biology Study Section, a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society Board of Directors, and a member of the North American Vascular Biology Organization Diversity Committee.