Chioma Madubata

Chioma Madubata


MD/PhD student

Chioma Madubata is an MD/PhD student at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She graduated from Harvard University in 2011 with a BA in molecular and cellular biology. As an undergraduate, she continued research at the United States Department of Agriculture studying parasite population genetics. She also completed an undergraduate thesis at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, performing high content chemical screening for compounds that improve the pancreatic cell environment in diabetes. During her first summer of medical school, she performed research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She is interested in oncology, cancer genomics, and cancer therapeutics.

Education History

BA, Harvard University
Molecular and Cellular Biology


Melamed RD, Emmett KJ, Madubata C, Rzhetsky A, Rabadan R. Genetic similarity between cancers and comorbid Mendelian diseases identifies candidate driver genes. Nat Commun. 2015 Apr 30;6:7033.

Madubata C, Dunams-Morel DB, Elkin B, Oksanen A, Rosenthal BM. Evidence for a recent population bottleneck in an Apicomplexan parasite of caribou and reindeer, Besnoitia tarandi. Infect Genet Evol. 2012 Dec;12(8):1605-13.


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