Academics

Prof. Dr. Bünyamin Akgül

Department Chair

Education

B.Sc: 1991, Ankara University
Ph.D.: 2001, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Research Areas

  • MicroRNA, CircRNA, lncRNA
  • Apoptosis
  • RNA methylation
  • Functional genomics
  • +90 232 750 7316
  • office: D309, lab: K116

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alper Arslanoğlu

Education

B.Sc.: 1993, Middle East Technical University
Ph.D.: 2000, University of Warwick, UK

Research Areas

  • Investigation of the effects of Lentiviral regulatory proteins on host cell gene expression by proteomic methods
  • Genomic and proteomic investigation of Heat shock response of cold adapted bacteria
  • Discovery of novel microbial enzymes important for industrial applications
  • +90 232 750 7308
  • office: D208, lab:G112

Prof. Dr. Yusuf Baran

Education

B.Sc.: 1998, Dicle University
Ph.D.: 2006, Middle East Technical University

Research Areas

  • Molecular biology of cancer
  • Genetics of leukemia
  • Mechanisms of multi drug resistance
  • Bioactive Sphingolipid
  • +90 232 750 7315
  • office: D308, lab: K111

Prof. Dr. Sami Doğanlar

Education

B.Sc.: 1987, Ege University
Ph.D.: 1999, Cornell University, USA

Research Areas

  • Exploring genes from wild species of crop plants
  • Mapping and molecular breeding of genes controlling agronomically important traits in both vegetable and crop plants
  • Characterization of crop plant for health related traits by means of metabolic profiling
  • Stress biology via plant proteomics approach
  • +90 232 750 7313
  • office: D306, lab: K219/K220

Prof. Dr. Anne Frary

Education

B.Sc.: 1990, Mount Holyoke College, USA
Ph.D.: 1995, Cornell University, USA

Research Areas

  • Genetic control of agronomic and nutritional traits in plants
  • Plant genetic diversity
  • Plant tissue culture and genetic engineering and their applications in agriculture
  • +90 232 750 7306
  • office: D210, lab: K219/K220

Prof. Dr. Çağlar H. Karakaya

Education

B.Sc.: 1991, Anadolu University
Ph.D.: 2001, Clemson University, USA

Research Areas

  • Resistance mechanisms of abiotic stress in plants
  • Plant genomics and proteomics
  • +90 232 750 7305
  • office: D211, lab: G113

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ayten Nalbant

Education

Lisans: İstanbul University
Doktora: 2003, University of Southern California

Research Areas

  • Immunology
  • T cell differentiation and immune response regulation
  • Cell death and survival
  • Immune cell metabolism
  • T cell role in inflammatory diseases
  • +90 232 850 7317
  • office: D319, lab: K117

Prof. Dr. Devrim Pesen Okvur

Education

B.Sc.: 1999, Bilkent University
Ph.D.: 2005, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Research Areas

  • Design and fabrication of lab-on-a-chips that mimic the cellular microenvironment
  • Microenvironmental control and biophysics of cell adhesion
  • Migration and invasion in breast cancer
  • +90 232 750 7304
  • office: D105, office: G209

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gülistan Meşe Özçivici

Dept. Vice Chair

Education

B.Sc.: 2002, Bilkent University
Ph.D.: 2007, Stony Brook University, USA

Research Areas

  • Cell biology
  • Gap junctional communication
  • Epidermal homeostasis
  • Connexins in human diseases
  • +90 232 750 7312
  • office: D206, lab: G215

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Özden Yalçın Özuysal

Education

B.Sc.: 2002, Bilkent University
Ph.D:: 2009, Lausanne University, Switzerland

Research Areas

  • Breast cancer
  • Epithelial-mesenchymal transition
  • Mammary epithelial cell fate decision
  • Molecular signaling pathways
  • +90 232 750 7311
  • office: D205, lab: G214

Prof. Dr. Volkan Seyrantepe

Education

B.Sc.: 1989, Middle East Technical University
Ph.D.: 1997, Hacettepe University

Research Areas

  • Mammalian sialidases and their roles in complex biological events
  • +90 232 750 7318
  • office: D311, lab: K110

Prof. Dr. Ferda Soyer

Dept. Vice Chair

Education

B.Sc.: Hacettepe University
Ph.D.: Clemson University, USA

Research Areas

  • Action mechanism of natural antimicrobials
  • Foodborne pathogens
  • Transcriptional regulation in Autotrophic bacteria
  • +90 232 750 7307
  • office: 209, lab: G101

Assist. Prof. Dr. Muse Oke

Education

B.Sc.: 1995, University of Benin, Nigeria
M.Sc.: 1998,University of London Birkbeck College, UK
Ph.D.: 2005, University of London Birkbeck College, UK

Research Areas

  • Functional & Structural Proteomics
  • Nucleic acid-Protein interactions
  • +90 232 750 7358
  • office: D204

Assist. Prof. Dr. Atakan Ekiz

Education

B.Sc.: 2009, Izmir Institute of Technology
M.Sc.: 2018,University of Utah, USA
Ph.D.: 2018, University of Utah, USA

Research Areas

  • Tumor immunology
    Immunotherapy
  • Non-coding RNAs
  • Immunology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational biology
  • +90 232 750 7363
  • office: D304, lab: G106

Assist. Prof Dr. Şerife Ayaz Güner

Education

B.Sc.: 2001, Middle East Technical University
M.Sc.: 
2005, Middle East Technical Universiy
Ph.D.: 2013, University ofWisconsin-Madison, USA

Research Areas

  •  Proteomics
  • Moleculer Biology of Cancer
  • Protein Engineering
  • +90 232 750 7300
  • office: D309

Lecturer Dr. Esra Şahin Akdeniz

Education

B.Sc.: 2006, Middle East Technical University
M.Sc.: 
2008, Middle East Technical Universiy
Ph.D.: 2016, Ege University

Research Areas

  • Eukaryotic molecular genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Computational biochemistry
  • +90 232 750 7321
  • office: D302

Lecturer Neslihan Tek Eken

Education

B.Sc.: 2003, Izmir Institute of Technology
M.Sc.: 
2006, Izmir Institute of Technology

Research Areas

  • Plant molecular genetics
  • +90 232 750 7322
  • office: D301

Lecturer Dr. İpek Erdoğan

Education

B.Sc.: 2005, Ege University
M.Sc.: 
2008, Izmir Institute of Technology
Ph.D.: 2015, Izmir Institute of Technology

Research Areas

  •  Non-coding RNAs
  • +90 232 750 7360
  • office: D106