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Sevtap Savas

Sevtap Savas

Memorial University of Newfoundl

Research Associate


Sevtap Savas obtained her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Genetics in 1999. She was trained as a post-doctoral trainee and a Research Associate at Louisiana State University (USA), Mount Sinai Hospital Research Institute (Canada) and Princess Margaret Hospital/Ontario Cancer Institute (Canada), before joining the Memorial University (Canada) as an Assistant Professor in 2008. She has a multidisciplinary research program integrating molecular genetics, bioinformatics, biostatistics and epidemiology and currently focuses on identification of genetic markers that can predict clinical outcome in colorectal cancer patients.


Role of genetic variation in cancer susceptibility; Role of genetic variation in treatment response (pharmacogenetic), Role of genetic variation in clinical outcomes and survivorship in cancer; Role of somatic mutations in cancer predisposition treatment response and clinical outcome; Role of mitochondrial genome in cancer predisposition, treatment response and clinical outcome; Bioinformatics application and establishment of biological databases, High-throughput genotyping technologies and resequencing studies