Remote Work

Gabrriel Dakubo

profile image placeholder, grey silhouette of a person Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Lakehead University Campus
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay ON  P7B 5E1
Assistant Professor, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Medical Sciences Division
Faculty member, Department of Biology, Lakehead University



Post-Doctoral Research Fellow; Molecular Medicine Research Program.
University of Ottawa/Ottawa Hospital Research Institute


Research Associate; Paleo-DNA Laboratory
Lakehead University


University of Ghana


Hons. BSc (Human Anatomy)
University of Ghana

Research Investigations

My current research focus and interests include:

  • Cancer signatures in body fluids
  • Genetic alterations in cancer
  • Mitochondrial genome changes in cancer
  • Companion diagnostics
  • Paleo-pathology (oncology)
  • Developmental neurobiology

Selected Publications

Gabriel D. Dakubo (Author). Cancer Biomarkers in Body Fluids. ISBN 978-3-319-01579-8. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg (January 2015)

Gabriel D. Dakubo (Author). Mitochondrial Genetics and Cancer, ISBN 978-3-642-11416-8. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg (April 2010).

Gabriel D. Dakubo (Editor). Field Cancerization: Basic Science and Clinical Applications. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York, USA (April 2011).

Dakubo GD, Beug S, Mazerolle C, Thurig S, Wang, Y, Wallace VA. Control of glial precursor cell development in the mouse optic nerve by sonic hedgehog from retinal ganglion cells. Brain Research 2008; 1228:27-42.

Dakubo GD, Furimsky M, Mazerolle C, Yu C, St-Jacques B, McMahon AP, and Wallace VA. Ihh signalling from endothelial cells is required for sclera and retinal pigment epithelium development in the mouse eye. Developmental Biology 2008; 320:242-255.

Dakubo GD, Mitochondrial genome analysis in biofluids for early cancer detection and monitoring. Expert Opinion on Medical Diagnostics. 2008; 2:263-275.

Parr RL, Jakupciak JP, Birch-Machin MA, Dakubo GD. The mitochondrial genome: a biosensor for early cancer detection? Expert Opinion on Medical Diagnostics. 2007; 1: 169-182.

Dakubo GD, Jakupciak, JP, Birch-Machin MA, and Parr, LR. Clinical implication and utility of field cancerization. Cancer Cell International. 2007: 7:2.

Dakubo GD, Mazerolle C, and Wallace VA.  Expression of Notch and Wnt pathway components and activation of Notch signalling in medulloblastomas from heterozygous Patched mice. Journal of Neuro-Oncology, 2006; 79:221-227.

Karamboulas C, Dakubo GD, Liu J, De Repentigny Y, Yutzey K, Wallace V, Kothary R, and Skerjanc I, Disruption of MEF2 activity in cardiomyoblasts inhibits cardiomyogenesis.  Journal of Cell Science. 2006; 119:4315-4321.