Madison, M. Nia

M. Nia Madison

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Address: 3-615 BSB
Phone: (319) 335-7612
Email: marisa-madison@uiowa.edu

Mentor: Chioma Okeoma, PhD

Undergraduate Institution: East Texas Baptist University

PhD Institution: Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN

Research Description

Dr. M. Nia Madison is currently working on two independent but related projects that focus on determining 1) the mechanisms of APOBEC3-mediated restriction of sexual transmission of retroviruses and 2) the role of glucocorticoids in APOBEC3G regulation and impact on HIV replication.


Jones PH, Fernandez-Mahauad WD, Madison MN, Okeoma CM. 2013. BST-2 / tetherin is overexpressed in mammary gland and tumor tissues in MMTV-induced mammary cancer. Accepted to Virology.

Jones PH, Maric M, Madison MN, Maury W, Roller RJ, Okeoma CM. 2013. BST-2/tetherin-mediated restriction of chikungunya (CHIKV) VLP budding is counteracted by CHIKV non-structural protein 1 (nsP1). Virology. 438(1):37-49.

Walker, T., Madison, M.N., and Hildreth, J.E.K. 2013. Antibody Against Integrin LFA-1 Inhibits HIV-1 Infection in Primary Cells through Caspase 8-Mediated Apoptosis. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 29(2):371-83.

Villalta, F., Madison, M., Kleshchenko, Y., Nde, P., Lima, M.F. 2008. “Molecular Analysis of Early Host Cell Infection by Trypanosoma cruzi”. Frontiers in Bioscience, 13, 3714-3734.

Madison, M., Kleshchenko, Y., Nde, P., Simmons, K.J., Lima, M.F., Villalta, F. 2007. “Human Defensin α-1 Kills T. cruzi Trypomastigotes via Membrane Pore Formation and Induction of DNA Fragmentation Leading to Cellular Destruction”. Infection and Immunity, 75, 4780-4791.

Madison, M., Kleshchenko, Y., Nde, P., Simmons, K.J., Lima, M.F., Villalta, F. 2007. “Mechanism of Toxicity of Human Defensin a-1 against Trypanosoma cruzi”. Proceedings of the 13th International Congress of Immunology. Kalil, J., Cunha-Neto, E., and Rizzo, L.V. (eds). Medimond S.r.l. Press, Bologna, Italy. pp 447-451.


  • 2012-2014, National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases T32 Postdoctoral Fellowhip
  • 2013, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Travel Fellowship to the 2013 meeting on Retroviruses, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
  • 2013, University of Iowa, Levitt Center for Virology, Travel Award to the 2013 meeting on Retroviruses at CSHL, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
  • 2010-2012, L'Oreal USA/AAAS/UNESCO Fellowship for Women in Sciences
  • 2011, National Institute of Cancer/Center for Cancer Research (NIC/CCR) Travel Fellowship to the 9th Annual National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Conference, Washington, DC
  • 2011, ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award Finalist
  • 2011, Nashville Emerging Leader Awards (NELA) Finalist
  • 2009-2011, UNCF/Merck Science Initiative Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2010, NIH sponsored registration to attend Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Symposium: Bridging the Gap Between Disparity and Equity, Nashville, TN
  • 2010, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)/National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored postdoctoral travel fellowship to The 17th Annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, The Compact for Faculty Diversity, Tampa, FL
  • 2010, NIH/Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) sponsored by Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR) scholarship for proteomic analysis and identification of "Protease Mediated Generation of SEVI"
  • 2009, NIGMS/NIH/Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) sponsored postdoctoral travel fellowship to The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science National Conference, Dallas, TX
  • 2009, Meharry Medical College (MMC), Office of Faculty Development sponsored postdoctoral travel fellowship to the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Kadner Institute, Boulder, CO
  • 2009, NIGMS/NIH sponsored postdoctoral travel fellowship to the MARC/FASEB Leadership Development and Grant Writing Workshop, Virginia Beach, VA
  • 2009, Astellas Pharma Inc./Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc./Forest Laboratories, Inc. sponsored postdoctoral travel fellowship to The 49th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapeutics, San Francisco, CA
  • 2009, NIH/CTSA sponsored by VICTR scholarship for proteomic analysis and identification of "SEVI Binding Proteins"
  • 2008, NIGMS/NIH, MARC/FASEB sponsored judges subsidy travel fellowship to the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Orlando, FL
  • 2008, NIGMS/NIH, MARC/FASEB sponsored predoctoral travel fellowship to the Experimental Biology (EB) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA