James O. Fajemiroye, Ph.D., was born and brought up in a community where medicinal plants usage was a daily experience. He conducted ethnobotanical survey of Ilorin Emirate while working as industrial trainee under a renowned horticulturist, Mr. Anthony Okulaja. He furthered his education by taking an M.Sc. (Area of specialization - Cellular and Molecular Biology) and Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (Area of specialization Pharmacology and Physiology) under the supervision of Dr. Elson Alves Costa at the Federal University of Goias, Institute of Biological Sciences in 2012 and 2015, respectively. His researches focused on preclinical evaluation of crude extracts and/or phytoconstituents with anxiolytic and/or antidepressant properties. He also worked under Dr. Jordan K. Zjawiony, who was the co-advisor of his Ph.D. thesis, at the University of Mississippi, School of Pharmacy. His area of research included the pharmacological evaluation of psychoactive plants, compounds (natural or synthetic) and chemical modification of biologically active natural products. He was awarded a prestigious 2-year postdoctoral fellow (Programa Nacional de P?s Doutorado) to develop analytical method for pharmacokinetic profiling of behavioural alterations in experimental animals. The latter brought his pharmacological research experience full circle. He acted as a student representative on the Board of International Society for Ethnopharmacology (ISE) and just recently, he was elected as a full Board member of ISE. He is a teacher, editorial board member, reviewer, examiner, keynote speaker, co-author of book and articles.