H. Efsun Arda, Ph.D.
NIH Stadtman Investigator
Developmental Genomics Group
Lab. of Receptor Biology and Gene Expression
Center for Cancer Research, NCI, NIH
H. Efsun Arda is a Stadtman Investigator at the Center for Cancer Research, an intramural division of the National Cancer Institute, at National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Arda received her B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Genetics in 2003 from Bogazici University, Istanbul Turkey. She completed her Ph.D. in Systems Biology with Dr. Marian Walhout in 2010 at Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA. From 2012-2016 she was a JDRF postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Seung Kim at Stanford University. In 2017, Dr. Arda joined NIH as a Stadtman Investigator.
Dr. Arda studies the gene regulatory networks that regulate human pancreas cell identity and function. Her research focuses on delineating cell-type specific enhancer elements, identifying the transcriptional regulators that interact with these elements, and understanding the 3D genomic architecture in human pancreas cells using biochemical and imaging approaches. Her long-term goal is to link disease risk variants to target genes, develop prognostic tools and improve precision medicine approaches for treating pancreatic disorders.