Bushra Ateeq

PhD (Aligarh Muslim University)

Professor & Joy Gill Chair
Senior Fellow, DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance
Department of Biological Sciences & Bioengineering (BSBE)

Research Interest



  • PhD, Aligarh Muslim University,
  • MSc, Aligarh Muslim University,
  • BSc, Aligarh Muslim University,


  • Goel S, Bhatia V, Kundu S, Biswas T, Carskadon S, Gupta N, Asim M, Morrissey C, Palanisamy N, Ateeq B*. Transcriptional network involving ERG and AR orchestrates Distal-Less Homeobox-1 mediated prostate cancer progression. Nature Communications. 2021 Sep 7;12(1):5325.

  • Tiwari R#, Manzar N#, Bhatia V, Yadav A, Nengroo MA, Datta D, Carskadon S, Gupta N, Sigouros M, Khani F, Poutanen M, Zoubeidi A, Beltran H, Palanisamy N, Ateeq B*. Androgen Deprivation Upregulates SPINK1 Expression and Potentiates Cellular Plasticity in Prostate Cancer. Nature Communications. 2020 Jan 20;11(1):384.

  • Singh A, Srivastava N, Yadav A, Ateeq B*. Targeting AGTR1/NF-κB /CXCR4 axis by miR-155 attenuates oncogenesis in Glioblastoma. Neoplasia. 2020 Sep 4;22(10):497-510.

  • Bhatia V, Yadav A, Tiwari R, Nigam S, Goel S, Carskadon S, Gupta N, Goel A, Palanisamy N, Ateeq B*. Epigenetic silencing of miRNA-338-5p and miRNA-421 drives SPINK1-positive prostate cancer. Clinical Cancer Research. 2019 May 1;25(9):2755-2768.

  • Nunes JJ, Pandey SK, Yadav A, Goel S, Ateeq B*. Targeting NF-kappa B signaling by Artesunate restores sensitivity of castrate-resistant prostate cancer cells to anti-androgens. Neoplasia. 2017 Apr;19(4):333-345.

  • Tiwari R, Pandey SK, Goel S, Bhatia V, Shukla S, Jing X, Dhanasekaran SM, Ateeq B*. SPINK1 promotes colorectal cancer progression by downregulating Metallothioneins expression. Oncogenesis. 2015 Aug 10;4:e162.

  • Research Associate – DBT (2003-04), Department of Biochemistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

  • Research Associate – CSIR (2004-05), National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, India.

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2005-07), McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2008-11), Michigan Center for Translational Pathology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

  • Research Investigator (2011-13), Michigan Center for Translational Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

  • Sun Pharma Science Foundation Research Award (2021) in the Medical Sciences - Basic Research category.

  • Elected Fellow (2021) of the Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc), Bangalore.

  • Elected Fellow (2021) of the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI).

  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology in Medical Sciences (2020) by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India.

  • Ramachandran-National Bioscience Award for Career Development (2020-21) by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India.

  • OPPI Scientist Award – 2021 by the Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI).

  • CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute Award (2020) for the excellence in Drug Research in Life Sciences category by CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India.

  • Basanti Devi Amir Chand Prize in Biomedical Sciences (2019) by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Government of India.

  • Intermediate Fellowship Award from the Wellcome Trust/ DBT India Alliance (2013 – 2019).

  • CNR Rao Faculty Award for the Excellence in Research conferred by IIT Kanpur (2019)


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Email: bushra[AT]iitk.ac.in

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