Cihat Safak was born in Ankara, 1951. After graduation from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Hacettepe University in 1973, he worked as a Chief Pharmacist in the State Hospital for three years. Then, he gained a Ph.D. degree from the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Hacettepe University. He had been an Assistant Professor (1985), Associated Professor (1987), and Professor (1995) at Hacettepe University. His scientific interest area is synthesis and activity of compounds affecting ion channels especially calcium and potassium channels. He has about 120 publications and 500 cites. He was honored by the Turkish Council of Higher Education (best publication Award, 1994), Toprak Drug Inc. (new drug development Award, 1996), Hacettepe University (Scientific Award, 2002), and Novartis (Design and Development Research Award, 2008).
Biography Updated on 30 March 2011