Dr. Omotayo specializes in the field of environmental microbiology. She holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree, Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Microbiology from the University of Ilorin (1997), the University of Ibadan (2002) and the University of Lagos (2008) respectively. Omotayo conducted part of her Ph.D. research at the Department of Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science at the University of Tennessee, United States of America (2007). She holds a certificate in International Post-graduate course on ‘‘Adapting to Climate Change: Biotechnology in Agriculture, a World of Global Environmental Changes” (2011) - a programme sponsored by the MASHAV Scholarship, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is a registered member of the Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria (MIPAN) and member of renowned international and local societies in her field of study.