Academics

PROF.

TAYFUN ÖZÇELİK

Dean of Faculty of Science & Chair
Human Genetics
  • Identification of inherited gene mutations
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • X-chromosome inactivation and autoimmunity
  • Genetics of obesity
ASST. PROF.

SERKAN BELKAYA

Human Genetics & Molecular Medicine
  • Human genetics and discovery of disease-causing mutations
  • Rare diseases, clinical immunology and infection
  • Molecular medicine and disease modeling
  • Computational biology and biologics design
ASST. PROF.

MURAT ALPER CEVHER

Molecular Biology
  • Characterization of human mediator complex
  • Transcriptional activation
  • Molecular genetics of breast cancer
  • Mediator-nuclear receptor interactions
ASST. PROF.

ILYAS CHACHOUA

Cancer Biology
  • Post-transcriptional gene regulation by gene gating
  • Nuclear architecture
  • Long non-coding RNAs
  • Myeloproliferative neoplasms
ASST. PROF.

ONUR ÇİZMECİOĞLU

Signal Transduction & Cancer Biology
  • PI3K pathway in signaling and cancer
  • Mechanisms of drug resistance
  • G protein-coupled receptors
  • Cancer therapy
ASST. PROF.

SERKAN GÖKTUNA

Cancer Biology
  • Gastointestinal cancers
  • Signal transduction
  • Cell-to-cell interactions within TME
  • Chemotherapy resistance
ASSOC. PROF.

ÖZLEN KONU

Cell Signalling
  • Comparative transcriptomics of zebrafish and mammals
  • Cancer systems biology
  • Zebrafish screens in glioma and liver disease
INSTRUCTOR

ÖZHAN ÖÇAL

Cancer Biology
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Pancreatic cancer detection
  • G-protein coupled receptors
  • Chemotherapeutics testing
ASST. PROF.

PINAR ÖNAL

Developmental Biology
  • Genetic and epigenetic control of development
  • Transcriptional regulation
  • Evolution of protein-DNA interactions
  • Protein structure & function
ASST. PROF.

BAHAR DEĞİRMENCİ UZUN

Stem Cell Biology
  • Role of Stem Cell Niche in Pathological Situations
  • Physiological and Molecular Role of Enteric Nervous System in Homeostasis and Diseases
  • Role of Cellular Niche in Response and Progression of Liver Fibrosis and Consequences
ASST. PROF.

VOLKAN YAZAR

Systems Biology & Data Science
of Neurodegenerative Medicine
  • High dimensional data wrangling and analysis
  • Neurodegeneration of Parkinson's disease and ALS
  • Applications of statistical learning in array- & sequence-based biological data
ASSOC. PROF.

IŞIK G. YULUĞ

Cancer Genetics
  • Tumor suppressor genes
  • Epigenetics changes in cancer
  • Tumor progression
  • Cell-free DNA diagnostic biomarker