Dr. Eva Morava was born in 1966 in Budapest, Hungary. She completed her medical studies in 1990 at the University of Pecs, in Hungary. She specialized in pediatrics in 1994 and from that time on she worked as a staff member at the Department of Pediatrics, and later at the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Pecs, Hungary. Between 1996 and 1998 she participated in the fellowship training program in neonatology and biochemical genetics at the Tulane University Medical Center at the Department of Pediatrics and at Hayward Genetics Center in New Orleans, LA. She specialized in human genetics in 1999. She defended her PhD thesis on Molecular cytogenetic investigations in mental retardation syndromes in 2000 in Pecs, Hungary, where she worked as a clinical geneticist until 2002. She did her further year of training in metabolic pediatrics from December 2002 at the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center (RUNMC) and worked as a staff member and metabolic pediatrician at the RUNMC since 2004. Since 2012 she became faculty at the Tulane University Medical Center, at the Hayward Genetics Center, as a biochemical geneticist. She became a visiting professor at UZ Leuven in 2015. Eva Morava is also a full professor of pediatrics at the Hayward Genetics Center at Tulane University, New Orleans. Her research has been focusing on congenital disorders of glycosylation.
Eva Morava is a member of the national and international committees and scientific advice groups. Her list of publications includes more then 230 peer reviewed scientific papers. Her research group is currently working on therapeutic interventions in inborn errors of metabolism. Her special interest lies in research on mitochondrial disorders and research on congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG). She has a strong collaboration with the Institute of Genetic and Metabolic Disease at the Radboud University Medical School and she established the Nijmegen Center for CDG (www.nijmegencdg.nl). She is editor in chief of the Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disorders. She is also a member of the council of the Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism.
Mitochondrial disorders and congenital disorders of glycosylation