|Godwin Okoi Ifere, PhD|
Cancer Prevention and Control Trainee
Coming from Nigeria, Dr. Ifere received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria in 1982. He completed a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry in the College of Medical Sciences of the University of Calabar, Nigeria in 1997, and was appointed a lecturer in Biochemistry by the University of Calabar. As a graduate student at the University Calabar, Dr. Ifere was awarded the IUBMB, Wood-Whelan Fellowship. This fellowship enabled him spend a research year in Canada in the Laboratories of Drs. Morley Donald Hollenberg and. H. Joseph Goren, at the Endocrine Research Group, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Calgary. In Canada, he investigated the complications of diabetes, leading to his Ph.D. Dissertation on, the effect of nonenzymatic glycation on lymphocyte glucose transport in high ambient glucose concentration. Later at Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA, he decided to change his research focus to prostate cancer and as a result, he is acquiring the necessary training for Prostate Cancer Research as a CPCTP trainee. He received the AACR Astra Zeneca award for the Frontier in Cancer Research in 2006, and also the AACR Science of Cancer Health Disparity award in 2007.
Dissertation Title: The effect of nonenzymatic glycation on lymphocyte glucose transport in high ambient glucose concentration.
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