PERSONAL INFORMATIONS

Nationality : Turkey

Latest degree : PhD (February 2018)

Major Subject : Biotechnology, Bionanoscience

EDUCATION

2012-2018 Doctorate, ITU, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics & Biotechnology, Istanbul/Turkey

2009-2018 Research Assistant, Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Graduate School of Science, Technology and Engineering, Istanbul/Turkey

2008-2011 Master, ITU, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics & Biotechnology, Istanbul/Turkey

2004 – 2008 Undergraduate, ITU, Faculty of Science and Literature, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Istanbul/Turkey

2003 – 2004 ITU School of Foreign Languages, Istanbul/Turkey

RESEARCH EXPERIENCES

2018- 2020 Postdoctoral Reseacher, Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology (Bionanoscience and Biochemistry laboratory), Jagiellonian University, Krakow/Poland

Merging Programmable DNA Nanorobots and Microfluidics for Orientationally Controlled Delivery of Membrane Proteins to Protocells

2011-2017, Research Assistant, Istanbul Technical University, Molecular Biology-Genetics and Biotechnology Department, Istanbul/Turkey

PhD Dissertation

Construction and Characterization of Solid-Supported Lipid Bilayers (SLB) to Investigate Cell-Surface Interactions. Supported by ITU-BAP (ITU- Scientific Research Projects Department) Project (36172) as Constructing Platforms for Investigation of the Interaction of the Cells with Supported Lipid Membranes.

Developed peptide-functional SLB platforms to investigate cell-surface interactions via QCM-D system and in cell culture.

Characterization of Aquaporin-Z incorporated proteoliposomes with quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation (QCM-D).

Investigated the effect of Aquaporin Z (AqpZ) addition on liposome characteristics and behaviours to evaluate the adsorption performance of proteoliposomes to gold and polysulfone (PS) surfaces to be used in nanofiltration membrane fabrication.

Cell adhesion assays on novel polysulfone based amphiphilic graft copolymers

Cell attachment and proliferation tests on silk fibroin thin film coated tissue-engineered PCL/PLLA nanofiber scaffolds

In vitro toxicity tests of different magnetic nanoparticles in cell culture

Testing the effect of novel structured lipids on cancer cell viability.

Cell viability tests on soluble starch capped silver nanoparticle containing gelatin nanofibers

Master Thesis

Supported Lipid Bilayers with Thiolated Lipids, supported by ITU-BAP (ITU- Scientific Research Projects Department) Project (34069).

Characterized the construction of an SLB platform on gold in single step without using surface-modification strategies employing QCM-D and SPR.

Nov. 2007-May 2008, Undergraduate student, Molecular Biology and Genetics Department, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul/Turkey

Graduate Project

FISH (Fluorescence in situ hybridization) versus Q-PCR (Real-time polymerase chain reaction) to quantify microbial communities in Tuzla bay.

July 2007-Aug. 2007, Undergraduate Internship, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) laboratory, Molecular Biology and Genetics Department, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul/Turkey

Molecular Analysis of Neuromuscular Disorders

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

REFEREER/REVIEWER IN JOURNALS

Nature Polymer Journal, October 2018

The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JOVE), April 2018

Attended Workshops & Congress & Symposium

Workshop on 3Rs & 2D and 3D Liver, Skin, Eye and Intestinal Regulatory Models, 02 November 2017, TUBITAK MAM, Kocaeli, Turkey.

BIOMED 2017 The 22nd International Biomedical Science and Technology Symposium, 12-14 May 2017, Ankara, Turkey.

Doku Mühendisliğinde Biyobasım: Polimerik Malzemeler, Biyoseramik Kompozitler ve Doku Özdeşleri Çalıştayı (Bioprinting in Tissue Engineering: Polymeric Materials, Bioceramic Composites and Tissue Identities Workshop), 2 November 2016 Kocaeli, Turkey.

41st FEBS Congress, Molecular and Systems Biology for a Better Life, Ephesus/Kuşadasi, Turkey, September 3‐8, 2016 September 2016.

12th Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Conference (NanoTR 12), 03-05 June 2016, Kocaeli, Turkey.

BIOMED 2015 The 21st International Biomedical Science and Technology Symposium, 22-24 October 2015, Antalya, Turkey.

BIOMATEN Çalıştayı, Biyomalzemelerin Medikal Alanda Kullanımı, 19 Mart 2013, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

17th International Symposium on Biomedical Science and Technology (BIOMED 2011), November 23-25, 2011, Ankara University Stem Cell Institute, Ankara, Turkey.

Recent Advances in Olympus Confocal Microscopy, 07 June 2011, Istanbul Crown Plaza, Istanbul.

The Bioinformatics Roadshow, hands-on training in bioinformatics for researchers, organized by EMBL-EBI in collaboration with ITU, 13-15 May 2011, Istanbul.

BIOTECH METU 2009 International Symposium on Biotechnology : Developments and Trends, 27‐30 September 2009, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.