Farzana Jasmine, MD, PhD


  • Post Doc (Molecular Epidemiology): 2003-2006, Columbia University, New York
  • Ph.D (Medicine): 1994, Higher Medical Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • MBBS: 1987, Institute of Post Graduate Medicine & Research (IPGMR), Dhaka, Bangladesh.


  • Molecular genomics of colon, thyroid, breast and skin cancer.


  • Shen J, Wang S, Zhang Y, Kappil M, Wu H, Kibriya M, Wang Q, Jasmine F, Ahsan H, Lee P, Yu M, Chen C and Santella R. Genome-wide aberrant DNA methylation of microRNA host genes in hepatocellular carcinoma. Epigenetics  2012 November 7(11): 1230 – 1237. PMID:22234943; PMCID:PMC3330167.

  • Wu F, Jasmine F, Kibriya MG, Liu M, Wojcik O, Parvez F, Roy S, Rahaman R, Segers S, Slavkovich V, Islam T, Levy D, van Geen A, Graziano J, Ahsan H, and Chen Y.Association between arsenic exposure from drinking water and serum levels of cardiovascular markers. American Journal of Epidemiology 2012 June 15 175(12):1252-61. PID: 22534204; PMCID: PMC3372314.

  • Jasmine F, Rahaman R, Dodsworth C, Roy S, Paul R, Raza M, Paul-Brutus R, Kamal M, Ahsan H, Kibriya MG. A Genome-wide Study of Cytogenetic Changes in Colorectal Cancer Using SNP Microarrays: Opportunities for Future Personalized Treatment. PLoS One 2012 Feb 20;7(2):e31968 PMID: 22363777; PMCID: PMC3282791.

  • Jasmine F, Rahaman F, Roy S, Raza M, Paul R, Rakibuz-Zaman M, Paul-Brutus R, Dodsworth C, Kamal M, Ahsan H, Kibriya MG. Interpretation of the Genome-wide Infinium Methylation Data Derived from Ligated Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded Paired Tumor and Normal Tissue. BMC Res Notes 2012 (Feb22;5(1):117. PMID: 22357164; PMCID: PMC3309956.)

  • Pierce BL, Kibriya MG, Tong L, Jasmine F, Argos M, Roy S, Paul-Brutus R, Rahaman R, Rakibuz-Zaman M, Parvez F , Ahmed A, Quasem I, Hore SK, Alam S, Islam T, Slavkovich V, Gamble MV, Yunus M, Rahman M, Baron JA, Graziano JH, and Ahsan H. Genome-wide Association Study Identifies Chromosome 10q24.32 Variants Associated with Arsenic Metabolism and Toxicity Phenotypes in Bangladesh. PLoS Genet. 2012 Feb 23;8(2):e1002522 PMID: 22383894; PMCID: PMC 3285587.

  • Kibriya MG, Raza M, Jasmine F, Roy S, Paul-Brutus RMJ, Rahaman R, Dodsworth C, Rakibuz-Zaman M, Kamal M, Ahsan H. A Genome-wide DNA Methylation Study in Colorectal Carcinoma. BMC Med Genomics 2011 Jun 23;4:50. PMID:21699707

  • Kibriya MG, Jasmine F, Roy S, Paul-Brutus RM, Argos M, Ahsan H. Analysis and interpretation of whole-genome gene expression from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue: an illustration with breast cancer tissues. BMC Genomics 2010 Nov 8;11:622.

  • Jasmine F, Ahsan H, Andrulis IL, John EM, Chang-Claude J, Kibriya MG. Whole-genome amplification enables accurate genotyping for microarray-based high density single nucleotide polymorphism array. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers Prev 2008 Dec;17(12): 3499-3508.

  • Chen Y, Kibriya MG, Jasmine F, Santella RM, Senie RT, Ahsan H. Do placental genes affect maternal breast cancer? Association between offspring’s CGB5 and CSH1 variants and maternal breast cancer risk. Cancer Research 2008; 68(23): 9729-34.

  • Kibriya MG, Jasmine F, Argos M, Andrulis IL, John EM, Chang-Claude, Ahsan H. A pilot genome-wide association study of early-onset breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2009 April;114(3):463-77.

  • Argos M, Kibriya MG, Jasmine F, Olopade OI, Su T, Hibshoosh H, Ahsan H. Genome-wide scan for loss of heterozygocity and chromosomal amplification in breast carcinoma using single nucleotide arrays. Cancer Genetics Cytogenet. 2008 Apr 15;182(2):69-74.

  • Kibriya MG, Jasmine F, Argos M, Verret WJ, Zaman MR, Ahmed A, Ahsan H. Changes in gene expression profiles in response to Selenium supplementation among individuals with arsenic-induced pre-malignant skin lesions. Tox Let 2007 Mar:169(2):162-76

  • Ahsan H, Chen Y, Kibriya MG, Slavkovich V, Parvez MF, Jasmine F, Graziano J. Arsenic metabolism, genetic susceptibility, and risk of pre-malignant skin lesions in Bangladesh. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2007 Jun;16(6):1270-8

  • Argos M, Kibriya MG, Parvez F, Jasmine F, Rakibuz-Zaman M, Ahsan H. Gene expression profiles in peripheral lymphocytes by arsenic exposure and skin lesion status in a Bangladeshi population. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2006 Jul;15(7):1367-75.