Faculty Biography

Amosy M'Koma, MD, MS, PhD

Associate Professor
Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology
Secondary Appointment
School of Medicine
(615) 327-6796 | amkoma@mmc.edu

Research Themes

Autoimmune Diseases, Cancer Biology, Gastrointestinal Diseases

Active Research Projects

1. Differentiating ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s colitis through proteomic patterns, NIH/NIDDK

2. Role of free hemoglobin alpha chain in colitis-associated colorectal cancer, VICC GI SPORE

3. Targeted DEFA5 Abs and assay methods for diagnosing and treating inflammatory bowel disease, VICTR

Goals Schematic



Human alpha defensin 5 is a candidate biomarker to delineate inflammatory bowel disease.
Amanda D Williams, Olga Y Korolkova, Amos M Sakwe, Timothy M Geiger, Samuel D James, Roberta L Muldoon, Alan J Herline, J Shawn Goodwin, Michael G Izban, Mary K Washington, Duane T Smoot, Billy R Ballard, Maria Gazouli, Amosy E M'Koma

Serum protein profiling of adults and children with Crohn disease.
Anna Vaiopoulou, Maria Gazouli, Aggeliki Papadopoulou, Athanassios K Anagnostopoulos, George Karamanolis, George E Theodoropoulos, Amosy M'Koma, George T Tsangaris


Surgery, Inflammatory bowel disease, Biomarker, Colitis-associated colorectal cancer, Molecular diagnostics