Turgay Isbir

Turgay Isbir
Director, Medical Biology and Molecular Medicine, University of Yeditepe Medical Faculty, Turkey


Turgay ?SB?R is the Director of Department of Molecular Medicine at Institue of Health Science at Yeditepe University. He received his B.Sc. and Ph.D degrees from Ankara University in the years of 1965 and 1969 respectively. Between the years of 1977-1978 he worked at the Department of Pharmacology in the Brain Research Council of Edinborough University as a Research Fellow. He was nominated to Assoc. Prof. in Biochemistry in 1979 in the Medical School of Cukurova University in Adana. Between the years of 1985-1986 he worked as a Research Fellow at the Department of Heamatology of The Children?s Hospital associated with the School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvenia. Dr. ?sbir became Prof. in Biochemistry in 1989 at Cukurova University in Adana. In 1997 he worked as a visiting Professor at the Department of Molecular Medicine in the Mayo Clinic located in Rochester. He has been working at Yeditepe University since 2010. Institue for Experimental Medicine as a director. Currently his research interests are focused mainly on the relation between genetic polymorphisms and various types of cancer, lipid metabolism and genetic tendencies to cardiovascular diseases and diabetes in Turkish population. He has authored over 200 articles and abstracts as well as four book chapters. Dr. ?sbir is member of several International Scientific Socienties ( Turkish Biochemisty Society, Turkish Hematology Society, Turkish Biology and Genetics Society) and is Honorary Membership of ?Turkish Hematology Society? , Honorary President of ?Turkish Molecular Medicine Society? in Turkey. He is married with Nazan ?sbir and has one son and two grandsons.

Research Interest

Oncology, DNA Repair, Cancer and Cancer Therapy