Curriculum Vitae

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Ph.D. Brunel, University of West London, ENGLAND

B.Sc. A.I.T.I.A. School of Pharmacy, Ankara, TURKEY

T.E.D. Ankara College, Ankara, TURKEY

 

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

March-June 2009 Visiting Professor, Columbia University

Professor and Founding Faculty member at Sabanci University, Istanbul

Professor at the department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul

Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Food Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara

GRANTS AWARDED

SABANCI UNIVERSITY INTERNAL RESEARCH FUNDS-Development of small molecule Mcl-1 inhibitor. 2016-2017.

TUBITAK-COST ACTION- 113 Z 463 MOLECULAR MECHANISM OF 27-HYDROXYCHOLESTEROL INDUCED SURVIVAL/APOPTOSIS RESPONSE: THE ROLE OF AUTOPHAGY AND REACTIVE OXYGEN SPECIES 2013-2016.

TUBITAK-ANCS- 112 O 420 An assessment of the antropogenic factors upon the quality and the health benefits of tea and herbal teas. 2013-2015.

BMBS COST Action BM1203, 2012-2016.

TUBİTAK-SBAG- 109 S 340  The role of cross talk between NF-kB abd FOXO3a signaling pathways on therapeutic resistance in human breast cancer cells, 2010-2012.

COST_B35-member- Lipid Peroxidation Associated Disorders: LPO, 2006-2010

TUBITAK- SBAG  2863 Protein microchip design; Biotechnology application aiming molecular diagnostics 2005-2008.

DPT- Protein microchip design; cardiovascular risk assessment platform. 2005-2008.

TUSIAD  Competitiveness strategies: Biotechnology collaborations report. December 2005.

TUBITAK-SBAG-2667 Cytokine induced gene expression and its role on signal transduction pathways and gene expression 2003-2005.

TUSIAD  Competitiveness strategies: Biotechnology report. March  December, 2000.

TUBITAK- TARP- 2547  Ribotyping of Lactic Acid Bacteria and estabishment of a databank. 2000-2002.

SABANCI UNIVERSITY Research Grants  AP 002 Modulation of expression of TGF-b gene by lipid peroxidation derived aldehydes, oxysterols and ox.LDL 1998-2000. In collaboration with Prof. Poli from the University of Torino.

BOSPHORUS UNIVERSITY Research Grants  97 B0102 Effect of flavonoids on lipid oxidation and cell proliferation 1997-1998.

TÜBITAK, SBAG-1579 Effect of the flavonoids on lipid oxidation and cell proliferation 1996-1998.

UNESCO-MCBN, Effect of the flavonoid silibin on lipid oxidation and mesenchimal cell proliferation and function 1996-1997.

BOSPHORUS UNIVERSITY Research Grants  96 B0156 Effect of flavonoids on lipid oxidation and cell proliferation 1996-1997.

METU and TURIN University Collaboration Efficiency and bioavailability of flavonoids as antioxidants 1995-99.

TÜBITAK, TBGAG-95 Antioxidant properties of flavonoids.

METU, and TURIN University Collaboration Efficiency and bioavailability of flavanoids as antioxidants 1990-1994.

METU, Research Grants 91-05-01-06 Effect of laboratory supported biochemistry education on the student achievement.

NATO, Collaborative Research Grant CRG 890552 Free Radical reactions in biological disorders and the role of antioxidants.

METU, Research Grants 90-05-01-07 Role of various antioxidants on lipid peroxides and free radicals.

BRITISH COUNCIL, 1987 Short term visit to Brunel, University of West London.

BRITISH COUNCIL, 1976-1980 towards University tuition fees for graduate studies.

COURSES TAUGHT

 

General Chemistry

Introduction to Biochemistry

Modern Concepts in Biochemistry

Nutrition

Food Chemistry

Food Biochemistry

Food Additives, Contaminants and Toxicology

Project in Food Sciences

Free Radicals in Biochemical Systems

Advanced Biochemistry

MEMBERSHIPS OF SOCIETIES

Graduate society of Ankara College

Turkish Biochemical Society

International Biochemical Society

Free Radical Research Society

Turkish Biotechnology Society

AWARDS

Turkish Society of Education, Education award, January 2000.