Professor, Sabanci University, Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioeng. Program.

Research Team Leader, SUNUM Nanotechnology Research and Application Center.

Founding Board Member, EFSUN Nanodiagnostics Center of Excellence.

International Council Member and Affiliate Member, Autophagy, Inflammation, and Metabolism (AIM) Center of Biomedical Research Excellence, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, USA.

Advisory Board Member, TÜSEB (The Turkish NIH) Biotechnology Institute.

Board of Directors Member, International Cell Death Society, USA.

Associate Editor, Autophagy journal (SCI Impact Factor 2018: 11.10)

Sabanci University
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, 
Molecular Biology Genetics and Bioengineering Program, 
Orhanli-Tuzla, 34956 Istanbul, TURKEY
E-mail: dgozuacik@sabanciuniv.edu
Phone:+90-216-483 9617
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  • The new SCI Impact Factor of the Autophagy journal is 11.10 and 5-year IF is 11.815.
    For comparaison:

    Cell Death Differ 8.00/7.99
    Current Biol 9.25/9.97
    Developmental Cell 9.62/9.61
    EMBO J. 10.56/10.34
    EMBO Rep. 8.75/9.13
    J. Cell Biology 8.78/9.57
  • Prof. Gozuacik invited to serve as a chair of the “Autophagy in Metabolism, Growth Control and Cancer Session” in the prestigious Keystone Conference on Autophagy (February 17—21, 2019, in Eldorado Hotel & Spa, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA). To see the Scientific Program click here.
  • Prof. Gozuacik invited to join the International Council and to become an Affiliate Member of the NIH-funded new Autophagy, Inflammation, and Metabolism (AIM) Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, USA. For more info click here and here.
  • The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016 was awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi “for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy“. Click here for details.


  • To see Sabanci University’s international and national rankings: Click here.