DG’s Biography

Work Experience 

2018-today,  Research Team Leader, SUNUM Nanotechnology Research and Application Center.

2018-today, International Council Member and Affiliate MemberAutophagy, Inflammation, and Metabolism (AIM) Center of Biomedical Research Excellence, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, USA.

2018-today, Founding Board Member, OBEK Endemic Bioeconomy Resources Research and Application Center (in process). 

2006-2020, Professor, Sabanci University, Istanbul.

2017-2019, Advisory Board Member, TÜSEB (Turkish NIH) Biotechnology Institute.

2016-2020, Founding Board Member, EFSUN Center of Excellence for Nano Diagnostics

2001-2006, Postdoctoral fellow, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot (Adi Kimchi Lab).

1995-1996, Part-time researcher, DNA and Cell Bank of Genetic Diseases, Hacettepe Children’s Hospital, Ankara.



2001, Ph.D. of Molecular and Cell Biology, Pasteur Institute /Necker IRNEM and Paris-Sud University Paris (Brechot Lab).

1997, M.Sc. (French D.E.A. degree) of Biochemistry, Ecole Polytechnique and Paris-Sud University, Paris (Parmeggiani Lab).

1995, Medical Doctor (M.D.) Degree, Hacettepe Medicine Faculty, Ankara.

1994, Research Fellow, Tumor Biology Dept., Erasmus University, Rotterdam (Hagemeijer Lab).


Professional Services

Advisory Board Member of TUSEB (Turkish NIH) Biotechnology Institute.

Board of Directors Member of the International Cell Death Society (ICDS).

Associate Editor of the Autophagy journal  (Impact factor: 11, Taylor and Francis Publishing).

Editorial Board Member of the Cell Communication and Signaling journal (Impact factor: 5.3, Springer Nature)

Editorial Board Member of the Turkish Journal of Biology

Referee of journals including, Cell Death and Differentiation, Oncogene, Human Molecular Genetics, Cell Death and Disease, Cell Signaling, Nature Scientific Reports, Molecular Cancer, Oncotarget, BMC Cell Biology, Biochimica Biophysica Acta (BBA), Experimental Biology and Medicine, Biotechniques journal, Journal of Oncology.

Academic and/or project referee for Cancer Research, UK (United Kingdom), Wellcome Trust (United Kingdom), University of South Florida (USA), The Health Research Board, (Ireland) ve Research Foundation Flanders, FWO (Belgium), KU Leuven, (Belgium), University of Pretoria (South Africa), Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council (TÜBİTAK), Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA), T.R. Ministry of Development, T.R. Science Industry and Technology Ministry, Izmir High Technology Institute (Turkey), Gebze High Technology Institute (Turkey), Uludag University (Turkey), Ankara University (Turkey).

Founding member of Turkish Molecular Biology Society (Moleküler Biyoloji Derneği), Turkish Cell Death Research Society (Hücre Ölümü Araştırma Derneği), EFSUN Center of Excellence for Nano Diagnostics.

Organized Meetings 

2nd Karakoy Autophagy Symposium, Karakoy Minerva Han, Istanbul, Turkey, 2-3 May 2016.

1st Karakoy Autophagy Symposium, Karakoy Minerva Han, Istanbul, Turkey, 22 October 2014.

International Cell Death Society (ICDS) Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches in Cell Death Research, Kemer, Antalya, Turkey, 28-31 May 2010. Organizers: Gozuacik D, Lockshin R, Ozturk M, Zakeri Z.

European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) International Forum, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, 20-22 February 2008. Organizers: Ozoren N, Gozuacik D, Wallon G.

International Cell Death Symposium, Istanbul, Turkey, 9 April 2008. Organizers: Ozturk M, Gozuacik D.


For Selected Publications click here.

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