Chioma M. Okeoma, Ph.D.
New York Medical College
Chioma M. Okeoma, Ph.D., is a professor and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, & Immunology at New York Medical College (NYMC) Valhalla, N.Y., and a fellow at Lovelace Biomedical Institute Albuquerque, N.M. Okeoma’s vast expertise in cutting-edge research focuses on understanding the biology and functions of extracellular particles, including extracellular vesicles (EVs) and extracellular condensates (ECs). These particles are released from all cells in the body and play vital roles in intercellular communication. Okeoma studies how EVs and ECs regulate host responses to drug abuse, cancer and viral infections, such as HIV. She is also focused on developing tools to facilitate/aid research in the field of extracellular condensates.