About Sanaa Jehi
Dr. Sanaa Jehi is an Associate Teaching Professor of the Professional MS in Biotechnology (PSM) program at Northeastern University. Dr. Jehi pursued her Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Medicine Specialization at Cleveland State University, focusing on molecular parasitology, telomere biology and aging. Dr. Jehi identified a novel telomere-specific protein TIF2 in Trypanosoma brucei and characterized its function in the maintenance of the telomere/subtelomere integrity and suppression of subtelomeric DNA recombination. Her work was published in high impact journals, such as Cell Research (PMID: 24810301) and Nucleic Acid research (PMID: 25313155). As a postdoctoral fellow in the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Dr. Jehi has focused on the study of DNA repair pathways and genome instability, in particular the Break-induced-replication (BIR) pathway in mammalian cells. Dr. Jehi discovered a novel role for the PIF1 helicase in BIR relevant to hematological and breast cancers (EMBO PMID: 33470420). After acquiring Industry experience in Gene Editing as a Research & Development Scientist in Thermo-Fisher Scientific (Carlsbad), Dr. Jehi joined Notre Dame University-Louaize as an Assistant Professor in Biology. Dr. Jehi has an extensive experience developing new graduate course. Passionate about teaching and engaged learning, Dr. Jehi bridges her experience in both research and industry with an academic application in the PSM program.