Engda Hagos - Biology Professor At Colgate University

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Engda Hagos, assistant professor of biology

Engda Hagos

Assistant Professor of Biology
Biology, 205A Olin Hall
p 315-228-6120


BS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1998; MS, Northeastern Illinois University, 2001; PhD, University of Georgia, 2007; Post Doc, Emory University, 2010 

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer for Fellowship In Research and Science Teaching Program, "Class within a Class," Atlanta, Ga., 2008
  • Adjunct instructor at Spelman College, Georgia Perimeter College Department of Science, Emory University Department of Biology, and University of Georgia's Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at Gwinnett.


Cell biology, molecular biology, developmental biology, and cancer biology


To investigate the role of Kruppel-Like Factor 4 (KLF4) in maintaining genomic stability, centrosome duplication, cellular senescence, autophagy, and DNA repair mechanism.



  • Du, J.X., Hagos, E.G., Nandan, M.O., Bialkowska, A.B., Yu, B., Yang, V.W. (2011) The E3 ubiquitin ligase, SMAD ubiquitination regulatory factor 2, negatively regulates Kruppel-like factor 5.  J Biol Chem. 2011 Sep 27. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Hagos, E.G., Ghaleb, A.M., Kumar, A., Neish, A.S. and Yang, V.W. (2011) Expression profiling and pathway analysis of Krüppel-Like Factor 4 in mouse embryonic fibroblasts. Am J Cancer Res., 1(1):85-97.
  • Engda G. Hagos; Amr M. Ghaleb; Amrita Kumar; Andrew S. Neish; and Vincent W. Yang. Expression profiling and pathway analysis of Kruppel-Like Factor 4 in mouse embryonic fibroblasts. Am J Cancer Res 2011; 1 (1): 85-97.
  • Hagos, Engda G.; Ghaleb, Amr; Dalton, W Brian; AB Bialkowska; and VW Yang. Mouse Embryonic Fibroblasts Null for the Kruppel-Like Factor 4 Alleles are Genetically Unstable. Oncogene, 28: 1197-1205, 2009.Engda G. Hagos and Scott T Dougan.  Time-dependent patterning of mesoderm and endoderm by Nodal signals in zebrafish.  BMC Dev Biol. 7:22, 2007
  • Engda G. Hagos and Scott T Dougan. The role of maternal Activin-like signals in zebrafish embryos. Dev Biol. 15;309(2):245-58, 2007
  • Fan, Xiang, Engda G. Hagos, Bo Xu, Christina Sias, Koichi Kawakami, Rebecca D.Burdine and Scott T. Dougan. Nodal signals mediate interactions between the extra-embryonic and embryonic tissues in zebrafish. Dev Biol. 15;310(2): 363-78, 2007


The role of Nodal signals in pattering the zebrafish embryo.

Professional Experience

  • Postdoctoral Research Symposium Committee co-chair, 2008-2010
  • Postdoctoral Job Fair Committee, Emory University, 2007-2009
  • New product consultant to Sigma-Aldrich Biotechnology, 2008-2009
  • Judge at the first annual Division of Science and Mathematics Interdisciplinary Conference, Morehouse College, Atlanta, Ga., April 7, 2009
  • Judge at fifth annual Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Science Student Research Symposium, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., September 18, 2007
  • Judge at sixth annual Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Science Student Research Symposium Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., October 2, 2008
  • NIH-funded Human Embryonic Stem Cell Workshop UGA Regenerative Bioscience Center, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., July 16-20, 2006
  • Organizer and mentoring talks at the Annual Cellular Biology Retreat, 2004, 2006
  • President of Cellular Biology Graduate Student Association (CBGSA), 2005-06; vice president, 2004-05; treasurer, 2003-04


  • Certificate of recognition in the honor of highest quality research presentation, IRACDA conference, Chapel Hill, NC, 2008
  • Invited Speaker Award for Outstanding Performance in Research Presentation, Emory University, 2008
  • Recipient of the 2008 Gastroenterology Research Group Fellow Abstract of the Year Award, Digestive Diseases week, San Diego, 2008
  • Recipient of the 2008 American Gastroenterology Association Foundation Fellow Abstract of the Year Award, Digestive Diseases week, San Diego, 2008
  • Fellowship in Research and Science Teaching, Emory University, 2007-2010
  • First poster prize winner, 8th Annual Cellular Biology Retreat, 2005
  • Best student poster award, Southeast Regional Society for Developmental Biology, 2005
  • Outstanding teaching award, University of Georgia, 2005
  • Graduate school travel award, University of Georgia, 2004