DG’s Biography

For a full CV of DG in a PDF format click here


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).


Work Experience

2011-today, Associate Professor (YÖK) and Group Leader, Sabanci University, Istanbul.

2006-2011, Assistant Professor and Group Leader, Sabanci University, Istanbul.

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.


Professional Services

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

Editorial Board Member of the Autophagy journal

Editor 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).

Organized Meetings 
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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Keywords: What is autophagy? Otofaji nedir?