Prof Dr. Turgay Isbir is the Director of Medical Biology at Medical Faculty and Department of Molecular Medicine in The Institue of Health Sciences of Yeditepe University. He worked at the Department of Pharmacology in the Brain Research Council of Edinburgh University and Department of Heamatology of The Children’s Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania. He also worked at the Department of Molecular Medicine in the Mayo Clinic. He was the director of İstanbul University, Aziz Sancar Institute of Experimental Medicine. He has been working at Yeditepe University since 2010. Currently his research interests are focused mainly on the relationship between genetic polymorphisms and various types of cancer, diseases of lipid metabolism and genetic tendencies of cardiovascular diseases. He has more than 235 published papers.