Dr. Madabhushi graduated with a bachleor's degree in Biology from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. He obtained his PhD in Molecular Biology from Weill Graduate School of Cornell University in New York, where he studied how cytokinesis is coordinated with chromosome segregation in the bacterial model organism, E. coli.

Subsequently, Dr. Madabhushi conducted his postdoctoral research at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT, where he studied mechanisms governing genomic stability and activity-dependent gene expression in neurons.

Dr. Madabhushi joined the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry in 2017. 


University of Bridgeport (2003), Biology
Graduate School
Cornell University Medical Col (2010), Molecular & Cell Biology

Research Interest

  • Chromatin dynamics and epigenetic regulation of activity-dependent gene expression
  • The role of genomic instability in neurological disorders and cancer


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

The Role of Epigenetic Mechanisms in the Regulation of Gene Expression in the Nervous System.
Cholewa-Waclaw J, Bird A, von Schimmelmann M, Schaefer A, Yu H, Song H, Madabhushi R, Tsai LH J. Neurosci. 2016 Nov 36 45 11427-11434
Cortical neurons gradually attain a post-mitotic state.
Anda FC, Madabhushi R, Rei D, Meng J, Gräff J, Durak O, Meletis K, Richter M, Schwanke B, Mungenast A, Tsai LH Cell Res. 2016 Sep 26 9 1033-47
Activity-dependent p25 generation regulates synaptic plasticity and A?-induced cognitive impairment.
Seo J, Giusti-Rodríguez P, Zhou Y, Rudenko A, Cho S, Ota KT, Park C, Patzke H, Madabhushi R, Pan L, Mungenast AE, Guan JS, Delalle I, Tsai LH Cell 2014 Apr 157 2 486-98
Alzheimer's disease: A protective factor for the ageing brain.
Tsai LH, Madabhushi R Nature 2014 Mar 507 7493 439-40
Autism spectrum disorder susceptibility gene TAOK2 affects basal dendrite formation in the neocortex.
de Anda FC, Rosario AL, Durak O, Tran T, Gräff J, Meletis K, Rei D, Soda T, Madabhushi R, Ginty DD, Kolodkin AL, Tsai LH Nat. Neurosci. 2012 Jun 15 7 1022-31