Akin started his academic education in Mary Hill Convent School Ibadan going on to Kings College Lagos, Loyola College and International School University of Ibadan. Akin is now a specialist in Internal Medicine, Haematology, Environmental Health and Biosecurity. He studied at the Royal Medical College of Saint Bartholomew’s Hospital in the University of London where he attained his first graduate degree in Medicine. Obtaining fellowships from both Royal College of Medicine in the United Kingdom and the College of Medicine of South Africa. Akin has worked in several countries around the world and has been exposed to a variety of geographical variations of disease patterns within the discipline of Internal Medicine and Haemato-oncology. Akin is Emeritus in the Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town and Professor of Medicine at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Lagos, Nigeria. He is also the Principal Investigator of the Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium or GET which is an African Biosecurity think tank and consultant to the Lagos State Biosecurity Project. Akin’s special interests are environmental health, ethics of access benefit and sharing, precision medicine and genomics. In his spare time Akin runs a 300 acre organic forest reserve in Osun State.