Sevtap Savas obtained her Ph.D. degree in molecular biology and genetics in 1999 from the Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. She then had Postdoctoral and/or Research Associate positions at Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA, USA, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institution, Toronto, ON, Canada, and Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada. She has been serving as an Assistant Professor at the Discipline of Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, since 2008. Savas has worked on the genetic basis of several Mendelian diseases such as the spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and the Usher syndromes and cancer using both experimental and bioinformatics-based approaches. Her current interests include the role of genetic variation and other variables in variable prognosis of cancer patients, development of prognostic models, and establishment of public databases on genetic prognostic research.
Biography Updated on 25 November 2013