Özge Özkaya, PhD,  —

Özge has a MSc. in Molecular Genetics from the University of Leicester and a PhD in Developmental Biology from Queen Mary University of London. She worked as a Post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Leicester for six years in the field of Behavioural Neurology before moving into science communication. She worked as the Research Communication Officer at a London based charity for almost two years.

Articles by Özge Özkaya

Surgery to Correct Spine Deformities in CF Could Produce Good Results with Adequate Care, Case Review Suggests

Spine deformities that are sometimes seen in cystic fibrosis (CF) may be adequately corrected with minimal risk through multidisciplinary care during surgery and meticulous surgical techniques, as reported by a case study reviewed in the article “Scoliosis Surgery in Cystic Fibrosis: Surgical Considerations and the Multidisciplinary Approach of a Rare Case.”

Full Gene Sequencing Might Detect CF Mutations in Babies of Any Ethnicity, Study Says

All babies with a known mutation causing cystic fibrosis (CF) and a second mutation known as the 5T allele should be screened for additional mutations to predict their risk of developing CF later in life, according to a study conducted by researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), and the California Department of Public Health.