Burra Madhukar is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development. His research focuses on the molecular and biochemical mechanisms of carcinogenicity of environmental toxicants.
Dr. Madhukar received his Ph.D. in Zoology from Delhi University. He completed postdoctoral training in Entomology at the University of Maryland, and in Toxicology at the University of Wisconsin.
Dr. Madhukar studies the molecular and biochemical mechanisms of action of environmental toxicants such as pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and dioxins. His major focus is to how these chemicals perturb cell signaling pathways, alter gene expression profiles in target cells, and exert epigenetic carcinogenic effects. The goal of Dr. Madhukar’s research is to inform anti-cancer drug development for targeted therapy.