Waaqo Daddacha

Assistant Professor

Waaqo Daddacha

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The Graduate School

Department of The Graduate School

  • (706) 721-0272
  • CN 2176


  • Ph.D., Microbiology and Immunology University of Rochester, 2014

  • MS, Microbiology and Immunology University of Rochester, 2012

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Young Basic Scientist Faculty Award Medical College of Georgia, 2020

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BCMB 9300

  • CURS 2990

    Undergrad Research I
  • CURS 3990

    Undergrad Research II
  • BIOM 8021

    Biochem & Gene Regulation
  • BCMB 8340

    Elements of Scientific Pres


Selected Recent Publications

  • SAMHD1 expression contributes to doxorubicin resistance and predicts survival outcomes in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma patients, 2024
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • DNA-PK is activated by SIRT2 deacetylation to promote DNA double-strand break repair by non-homologous end joining., 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • SAMHD1 deacetylation by SIRT1 promotes DNA end resection by facilitating DNA binding at double-strand breaks., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Viral Particle-Mediated SAMHD1 Depletion Sensitizes Refractory Glioblastoma to DNA-Damaging Therapeutics by Impairing Homologous Recombination., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Vectors in Gene Therapy: Benefit for Glioblastoma Patients., 2021
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New

Department Service

  • Instrument Committee 2019 - 2020

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • MCG Research Strategic Plan Work Group 2021 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting

Professional Service

  • Journal of Visualized Experiment 2021 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer