Dr. Sophia George, PhD

Dr. Sophia George, PhD is Associate Professor in the Division of Gynecological Oncology within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and a member of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Sophia George, PhD is a molecular geneticist graduate from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dr. George then did post-doctoral training in molecular pathology in Gynecological Pathology at Princess Margaret Cancer Center within the Ontario Cancer Institute and a second post-doc at Duke University in the Department of Medical Oncology in Hereditary breast cancer syndrome. She began her faculty position at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine in 2015.

She is a Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Academy Awardee. Her research interests lie in studying pathogenesis of sporadic and hereditary breast and ovarian cancers. She uses molecular genetics, epigenetics and transcriptomics to study disease pathogenesis and overall outcome of women diagnosed with these diseases. She studies DNA damage repair response (homologous recombination deficiency), the enzymes and pathways responsible for sensing xenobiotics in women’s cancers. Dr. George is a native of the Caribbean and is part of a team of multi-disciplinary team who studies the incidence of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome genetic mutations in Afro-Caribbean nationals. She is a co-Leader of the women’s cancer working group in the African Caribbean Cancer Consortium and co-Principal Investigator of the Transatlantic Gynecologic Cancer Research Consortium.

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