B.S. Benedict College
Ph.D. Meharry Medical College
Post-Doc. The University of Michigan
OFFICE Ellison Hall, Room 205
Dr. Madu earned his Ph.D. in Microbial Genetics from Meharry Medical College School of Graduate Studies and Research in 1985. Prior to joining the faculty at VUU in 1991, he completed a post-doctoral training in Molecular Biology at The University of Michigan (1985-1990), and served as Senior Research Associate at Emory University (1990-1991). At both institutions, he mentored graduate and undergraduate students in the classroom and laboratory. He is PI on many grants including the multi-cycle Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC U*STAR) grant from NIGMS of NIH. He is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, where he recently served as co-Chair of the Committee on Minority Education. Dr. Madu’s current research focuses on the molecular regulation of antibiotic biosynthesis in Streptomyces with a purpose to activate silent pathways, and/or modify others to produce novel antibiotics.