Gabriel Dakubo

Adjunct Professor (Former Chief Medical Officer, Mitomics Inc.)
Adjunct

Department: 
Email: 
gdakubo@lakeheadu.ca
Office Hours: 
Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Academic Qualifications: 
  • 2000 - 2004: Post-Doctorate, Molecular Medicine Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the University of Ottawa
  • 1998 - 2000: Research Associate, Lakehead University Paleo-DNA Laboratory
  • 1987 - 1994: M.B., Ch.B., University of Ghana Medical School
  • 1988 - 1990: B.Sc., in Human Anatomy, University of Ghana Medical School
Previous Teaching/Work: 
  • 2008 - 2010: Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer, Genesis Genomics Inc
  • (Mitomics Inc)
  • 2004 - 2008: Co-founder and Senior Research Scientist, Mitomics Inc,
  • 2005- Present: Adjunct Professor, Department of Anthropology, Lakehead University
  • 1999- 2000: Assistant Professor (limited-term appointment), Department of Biology, Lakehead University
  • 1998- 1999: Sessional Lecturer, Department of Biology, Lakehead University
  • 1997- 1998: Guest Lecturer, Biology/Medical Laboratory Science, Lakehead University
  • 1995- 1997: Demonstrator/Instructor in Human Anatomy, Department of Anatomy, University of Ghana Medical School
Research Interests: 

Mitochondrial genetics and cancer; Cancer biomarkers; Molecular paleo-pathology and paleo-oncology; Nuclear-to-mitochondrial crosstalk in cancer; Metabolic alterations in cancer; Signaling mechanisms in neuronal patterning; Molecular diagnostics of infectious diseases.

  • Paleo-Pathology and -Oncology
  • Molecular Paleo-Pathology and -Oncology
  • Mitochondrial Genetics
and Cancer
  • Cancer Biomarkers
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Companion Diagnostics
  • Developmental Neurobiology
  • Signaling Pathways in Mammalian Development

 

 

 

RESEARCH FUNDING

Industry

  • 2010: Going Global Innovation; Government of Canada Assistance Program for partnership establishment at the 2010 American Urologic Association Meeting: $35,000 (Lead applicant)
  • 2009: Industrial Research Assistance Program; Government of Canada Grant for mitochondrial fusion transcript discovery work: $2,000,000 (Co-applicant; Lead presenter of novel science to IRAP scientists)
  • 2005: Industry Canada; Government of Canada Grant for the establishment of Lakehead University and genesis Genomics Inc., Microarray Laboratory: $235,000 (Co-applicant)
  • 2005: Industry Canada; Government of Canada Grant for the study of the latent and aggressive characteristics of prostate cancer: $350,000 (Co-applicant)
  • 2002: Industrial Research Assistance Program; Government of Canada Grant for the study of prostate cancer diagnosis: $135,000 (Co-applicant)
  • 2002: Industry Canada; Government of Canada Grant for prostate cancer research: $875,000 (Co-applicant)

Academic

  • 2003: Toronto Dominion Bank of Canada Trust Postdoctoral Research award; marched by the Premier’s Research Excellence Award for the study of hedgehog genes in neural patterning using the mammalian retina as a model: $250,000
  • 2003: Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Postdoctoral Research fellowship award for the study of hedgehog genes in optic nerve development: $78,000