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Blessing Bassey-Archibong

Dr. Blessing Bassey-Archibong
Assistant Professor, Biology and Environmental Sciences
Office: G116
Email: blessing.bassey-archibong@concordia.ab.ca


PhD, Genetics, Cell and Molecular Biology, McMaster University
MSc, Biotechnology, University of Manchester
MSc, Genetics and Biotechnology, University of Calabar

Postdoctoral research:

SCCRI (now called Center for discovery in cancer research (CDCR)), McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. Canada

Research Interests:

Breast Cancer Progression and metastases.
Neural Homeostasis and Inflammation (especially following brain metastases)
Preventative therapies for breast-to-brain metastases

Key Courses:

BES 107: Introduction to Cell Biology
BIO 201: Cellular Biology
BIO 207: Molecular Genetics and Heredity

Selected Publications: 

Bassey-Archibong BI, Rajendra Chokshi C, Aghaei N, Kieliszek AM, Tatari N, McKenna D, Singh M, Kalpana Subapanditha M, Parmar A, Mobilio D, Savage N, Lam F, Tokar T, Provias J, Lu Y, Chafe SC, Swanton C, Hynds RE, Venugopal C, Singh SK. An HLA-G/SPAG9/STAT3 axis promotes brain metastases. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2023 Feb 21;120(8): e2205247120. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2205247120. Epub 2023 Feb 13. PMID: 36780531; PMCID: PMC9974476.

Rätze MAK, Koorman T, Sijnesael T, Bassey-Archibong BI, van de Ven R, Enserink L, Visser D, Jaksani S, Viciano I, Bakker ERM, Richard F, Tu A, O’Leary L, Fitzpatrick A, Roca-Cusachs P, van Diest PJ, Desmedt C, Daniel JM, Isacke CM, Derksen PWB. Loss of E-cadherin leads to Id2dependent inhibition of cell cycle progression in metastatic lobular breast cancer. Oncogene. 2022 May;41(21):2932-2944. doi: 10.1038/s41388-022-02314-w. Epub 2022 Apr 18. Erratum in: Oncogene. 2022 May 24;: PMID: 35437308; PMCID: PMC9122823.

Hercules SM, Liu X, Bassey-Archibong BI, Skeete DHA, Smith Connell S, Daramola A, Banjo AA, Ebughe G, Agan T, Ekanem IO, Udosen J, Obiorah C, Ojule AC, Misauno MA, Dauda AM, Egbujo EC, Hercules JC, Ansari A, Brain I, MacColl C, Xu Y, Jin Y, Chang S, Carpten JD, Bédard A, Pond GR, Blenman KRM, Manojlovic Z, Daniel JM. Analysis of the genomic landscapes of Barbadian and Nigerian women with triple-negative breast cancer. Cancer Causes Control. 2022 Jun;33(6):831841. doi: 10.1007/s10552-022-01574-x. Epub 2022 Apr 6. PMID: 35384527; PMCID: PMC9085672.

Bassey-Archibong BI, Rayner LG, Hercules SM, Aarts CW, Dvorkin-Gheva A, Bramson JL, Hassell JA, Daniel JM. Kaiso depletion attenuates the growth and survival of triple-negative breast cancer cells. Cell Death Dis. 2017 Mar 23;8(3):e2689. doi: 10.1038/cddis.2017.92. PMID: 28333150; PMCID: PMC5386582.

Click on https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ to see my full list of publications