Steve Oghumu, PhD

Steve Oghumu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology
OSU Wexner Medical Center
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: (614) 685-7556
Home College: Department of Pathology
Steve Oghumu, PhD, Department of Pathology
337 Hamilton Hall
1645 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43210


Dr. Oghumu received his PhD at The Ohio State University, Department of Microbiology in 2010 where he was trained in immunology and molecular biology. In 2011, he received an NIH T32 post-doctoral fellowship award administered by the Comprehensive Training in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences (CTOC). During his PhD and post-doctoral work, he developed numerous mouse models to study cellular and molecular mechanisms behind host responses to infectious and neoplastic disease.

Currently, his research is focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of oral carcinogenesis and black raspberry-mediated oral chemoprevention. His long-term goal is to identify discrete significant mediators of oral carcinogenesis that can be exploited in preventive and/or therapeutic strategies to reduce the risk of oral cancer development.


BSc, Ahmadu Bello University, Department of Microbiology, NIGERIA, 2002
MSc, The Ohio State University, Department of Microbiology, 2007
PhD, The Ohio State University, Department of Microbiology, 2010
Post-Doc Fellow NIDCR T32, The Ohio State University, Division of Biosciences, 2014