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Dr. Anthony C. Madu


B.S. Benedict College
Ph.D. Meharry Medical College
Post-Doc. The University of Michigan

OFFICE Ellison Hall, Room 205
(804) 257-5614
Email amadu@vuu.ed

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.