Prof. Rokhaya Ndiaye Diallo

Associate professor in Human Genetics, at the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Senegal

Biography


Rokhaya Ndiaye Diallo is an associate professor in Human Genetics, at the Department of Pharmacy of the Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Odontology of University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Senegal. After a PharmD training at University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Pr Ndiaye completed a PhD thesis in human genetics in 2014 at Paris 7 University, France. She was awarded in 2010 a Fullbright senior scholar fellowship in the Department of Pathology of University of Washington, Seattle. Her research interests focused on the role of genetic variation in cancer susceptibility and genetic basis of single gene disorders in African populations. Her current research projects focused on breast/ovarian cancers, head and neck cancer and Mendelian diseases such as Albinism. She is the General Secretary of the Senegalese Society of Human Genetics (S2GH) and membership secretary of the African Society of Human Genetics (AfSHG).