Shammy Akter, MS
EuGEF Research Group
Mrs. Shammy Akter Bithy (Shammy Bithy) have completed her BSc and MS degree from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh and started her research career in May 2016 at Laboratory of Eukaryotic Gene Expression and Function, BMB, CU. At EuGEF she was involved in number of projects. Earlier, she focused on Analysis of Risk Factors Associated with Hirschsprung’s Disease under the supervision of Dr. ASM Noman to identify highly responsible risk factors of this birth defects. She was actively involved in epidemiological field investigations on screening cancer and pediatric congenital disease patients with demographic data based on ethnic region in Bangladesh. Now, she is working as quality control officer at KR FlexiPack Ltd.
Outside the lab, she likes to read comic books and scientific articles.
Widespread expression of Sonic hedgehog (Shh) and Nrf2 in patients treated with cisplatin predicts outcome in resected tumors and are potential therapeutic targets for HPV-negative head and neck cancer.Noman ASM, Parag RR, Rashid MI, Rahman MZ, Chowdhury AA, Sultana A, Jerin C, Siddiqua A, Rahman L, Shirin A, Nayeem J, Mahmud R, Akther S, Shil RK, Hossain I, Alam S, Chowdhury A, Basher SB, Hasan A, Bithy S, Aklima J, Rahman M, Chowdhury N, Banu T, Karakas B, Yeger H, Farhat WA, Islam SS. Ther Adv Med Oncol. 2020 Mar 13; 12:1758835920911229. doi: 10.1177/1758835920911229. eCollection 2020. PMID: 32206093
Chemotherapeutic resistance of head and necksquamous cell carcinoma is mediated by EpCAM induction driven by IL-6/p62 associated Nrf2- antioxidant pathway activation. Noman ASM, Parag RR, Rashid MI, Islam S, Rahman MZ, Chowdhury AA, Sultana A, Jerin C, Siddiqua A, Rahman L, Nayeem J, Akther S, Baidya S, Shil RK, Rahman M, Shirin A, Mahmud R, Hossain SMI, Sumi SA, Chowdhury A, Basher SB, Hasan A, Bithy S, Aklima J, Chowdhury N, Hasan MN, Banu T, Chowdhury S, Hossain MM, Yeger H, Farhat WA, Islam SS. Cell Death Dis. 2020 Aug 20;11(8):663. doi: 10.1038/s41419-020-02907-x. PMID: 32814771