Dr. Ijare is an analytical chemist trained in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometry (MS) techniques. His research is centered on applying NMR and MS techniques to biomedical problems. Previously he worked on the detection of hepatobiliary and pancreatic malignancies through the analysis of pancreaticobiliary fluids such as bile and pancreatic juice using NMR spectroscopy. He has also worked on the analysis of sputum and exhaled breath condensate to detect lung cancer. At the Kenneth R. Peak Brain and Pituitary Tumor Treatment Center, he is working with Dr. Kumar Pichumani, studying the metabolism of pituitary tumors and gliomas using NMR and MS technologies. He is also interested in developing new diagnostic methods for the early detection of human cancers.