Igor Bado, PhD
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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Oncological Sciences
Research Topics
Breast Cancer, Cancer, Epigenetics, Metastasis
Multi-Disciplinary Training Area
Cancer Biology [CAB]
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Dr. Bado studies how different tumor microenvironments crosstalk with cancer cells to promote survival, growth, and secondary spread to other organs. His goal is to understand epigenetic implications in cancer cell adaptation, intra-tumoral heterogeneity, and multi-organ metastasis. He believes that epigenetic factors -which modulate gene expression, are key players in the metastatic process and can be targeted to reprogram cancer cells toward improved therapeutic responses. Ultimately, he aims to identify therapeutic vulnerabilities for the long-term remission of metastatic diseases. He uses state-of-the-art approaches to dissect the mechanisms driving breast cancer metastasis from the early dissemination of CTCs to the formation of macro-metastases in advanced stages of the disease.

BSc, University of Ouagadougou

PhD, University of Houston

Postdoctoral, Baylor College of Medicine


Biomedical Laureate

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Dean’s Award of Excellence

Baylor College of Medicine


NCI Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)

National Cancer Institute


SPORE-Breast Center Career Enhancement Program Awardee

Baylor College of Medicine

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