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Chioma Okeoma Associate Professor Pharmacology School of Medicine


Dr. Chioma Okeoma leads a research team dedicated to improving our understanding of how internal host cell factors can either modulate or promote disease in response to external attack, focusing on HIV and breast cancer. The Okeoma Lab investigates how the host immune system can be a double-edged sword, inhibiting viral infections on the one hand, and promoting tumor development on the other.


  • BS: Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
  • PhD: Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Postdoctoral Training: University of Pennsylvania