Dr. Stephen G. Odaibo
Chief Scientist and Founder
Quantum Lucid Research Laboratories
Dr. Stephen G. Odaibo is a Nigerian-born Physician, Mathematician, Computer scientist, Neuroscientist, Physicist, and Retina specialist. He won the 2005 Barrie Hurwitz Award for Excellence in Clinical Neurology at Duke University School of Medicine where he topped the class in Neurology. Dr. Odaibo is a Retina specialist at the Medical Associates Clinic in Dubuque Iowa. He is also Chief Scientist and Founder of Quantum Lucid Research Laboratories, an Independent Computational Research Institute. From 2004 to 2006, Dr. Odaibo was in the lab studying G-protein coupled receptors with Robert J. Lefkowitz, the 2012 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. Dr. Odaibo obtained a B.S. in Mathematics (UAB, 2001), M.S. in Mathematics (UAB, 2002), M.S. in Computer Science (Duke, 2009), and Doctor of Medicine--MD (Duke, 2010). Dr. Odaibo completed his Internship in Internal Medicine at Duke University Hospital (Durham) in 2011, his Residency in Ophthalmology at Howard University Hospital (Washington DC) in 2014, and his Fellowship in Medical Retina, Uveitis, and Ocular Oncology at the University of Michigan-Kellogg Eye Center (Ann Arbor) in 2015. He is author of the book, ``Quantum Mechanics and the MRI Machine'' (Symmetry Seed Books, Oct 2012). Dr. Odaibo has received a number of recognitions and awards. He won the 2013 Best Resident Research Presentation Award at the 23rd Annual Washington Retina Symposium, for devising the Sinc wavelet, a mathematical model describing the behavior of motion-processing neurons. In 2012 he was selected as a Featured Alumnus of the Mathematics Department at UAB. In Oct 2011 his cornea paper was selected by MIT Technology Review as one of the best papers from Physics or Computer science submitted to the arXiv. In that paper, Dr. Odaibo provided the first quantitative demonstration of non-paraxial light bending in the human cornea. Dr. Odaibo's research interest is Algebraic Structures, a branch of pure Mathematics. His interest is motivated in part because at the root of any medical or scientific breakthrough is a mathematical discovery or application. In addition, Mathematics is simply the study of physical truth in its purest form, and is a beautiful experience and privilege which he enjoys. Dr. Odaibo's clinical interests are in the diagnosis and Medical/Laser management of retinal disease. The conditions he treats include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions, retinal tears, and localized retinal detachments. He enjoys taking care of his patients, and feels truly blessed at the opportunity to provide them compassionate state-of-the-art retina care. He loves his wife Lisa, his son Daniel, his family and friends, and studying the bible in its rich historical context.
Retina, Neuroscience, Mathematics, Physics, and Computing