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Bushra Ateeq

Ph.D. (Aligarh Muslim University)

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences & Bioengineering (BSBE)

Research Interest



  • Ph.D., Aligarh Muslim University, 2003
  • M.Sc., Aligarh Muslim University, 1997
  • B.Sc., Aligarh Muslim University, 1995



  • Rhodes DR*, Ateeq B*, Cao Q*, Tomlins SA, Mehra R, Laxman B, Kalyana-Sundaram S, Lonigro RJ, Helgeson BE, Bhojani MS, Rehemtulla A, Kleer CG, Hayes DF, Lucas PC, Varambally S, Chinnaiyan AM. AGTR1 overexpression defines a subset of breast cancer and confers sensitivity to losartan, an AGTR1 antagonist. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009, 106(25):10284-9. (*Equal contribution).
  • Palanisamy N*, Ateeq B*, Kalyana-Sundaram S*, Pflueger D, Ramnarayanan K, Shankar S, Han B, Cao Q, Cao X, Suleman K, Kumar-Sinha C, Dhanasekaran SM, Chen YB, Esgueva R, Banerjee S, LaFargue CJ, Siddiqui J, Demichelis F, Moeller P, Bismar TA, Kuefer R, Fullen DR, Johnson TM, Greenson JK, Giordano TJ, Tan P, Tomlins SA, Varambally S, Rubin MA, Maher CA, Chinnaiyan AM. Rearrangements of the RAF kinase pathway in prostate cancer, gastric cancer and melanoma. Nature Med. 2010 16(7):793-8. (*Equal contribution).
  • Ateeq B, Tomlins SA, Laxman B, Asangani IA, Cao Q, Cao X, Li Y, Wang X, Feng FY, Pienta KJ, Varambally S, Chinnaiyan AM. Therapeutic targeting of SPINK1-positive prostate cancer. Science Transl Med. 2011 3(72):72ra17.
  • Brenner JC*, Ateeq B*, Li Y, Yocum AK, Cao Q, Asangani IA, Patel S, Wang X, Liang H, Yu J, Palanisamy N, Siddiqui J, Yan W, Cao X, Mehra R, Sabolch A, Basrur V, Lonigro RJ, Yang J, Tomlins SA, Maher CA, Elenitoba-Johnson KS, Hussain M, Navone NM, Pienta KJ, Varambally S, Feng FY, Chinnaiyan AM. Mechanistic rationale for inhibition of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase in ETS gene fusion-positive prostate cancer. Cancer Cell. 2011, 19(5):664-78. (*Equal contribution).
  • Grasso CS, Wu YM, Robinson DR, Cao X, Dhanasekaran SM, Khan AP, Quist MJ, Jing X, Lonigro RJ, Brenner JC, Asangani IA, Ateeq B, Chun SY, Siddiqui J, Sam L, Anstett M, Mehra R, Prensner JR, Palanisamy N, Ryslik GA, Vandin F, Raphael BJ, Kunju LP, Rhodes DR, Pienta KJ, Chinnaiyan AM, Tomlins SA. The mutational landscape of lethal castration-resistant prostate cancer. Nature. 2012, 487(7406):239-43.

  • Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance Intermediate Fellowship Award (2013-2018).
  • Ramanujan Fellowship Award (2013) from Department of Science and Technology (Declined).
  • Women in Cancer Research Scholar Award (2011) from American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).
  • Young Investigator Award (2010) from Expedition Inspiration Fund for Breast Cancer Research, Ketchum, Idaho.
  • Genentech Postdoctoral Award (2009) from the Genentech Foundation, South San Francisco, CA.


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