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Emeka graduated with degrees in Medicine (BM BCh) and Medical Sciences (BA) from the University of Oxford, before completing a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow, where he specialised in Quantitative Methods. Emeka is currently a PhD student and CRUK Clinical Research Fellow in the Chapman Group.

Research interests:

Emeka’s research interests include immunology and the development of therapeutics for treating solid tumours.




Key publications: 

Langfelder, A., Okonji, E., Deca, D., Wei, W. C. & Glitsch, M. D. Extracellular acidosis impairs P2Y receptor-mediated Ca2+ signalling and migration of microglia. Cell Calcium 2015; 57: 247-256.
Salciccioli, I., Zhou, C. D., Okonji, E. C., Shalhoub, J., Salciccioli, J. D., Marshall, D. European trends in cervical cancer mortality in relation to national screening programs, 1985–2014. Cancer Epidemiology 2021; 74, 102002.

PhD student

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MRC Toxicology Unit
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