I received my Ph.D degree in Chemistry from Middle East Technical University in 2010 in the context of Faculty Growing Program (OYP) governed by The Turkish Ministry of Development. During my Ph.D. studies, I had conducted research as TUBITAK research fellow at Department of Chemistry, Brown University in 2009 and then at Inorganic Chemistry Research Institute, Darmstadt Technical University in 2010. Then, I moved to Department of Chemistry, Atatürk University as an Assistant Professor in 2011 in the context of OYP. In 2012, I joined to Department of Chemistry, Brown University as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. I promoted to the Associate Professor level in 2013. I moved to Koç University, Department of Chemistry, Istanbul, as an Associate Professor in 2018.
I have conducted research projects covering the topics of transition metal nanoparticles, bimetallic nanoparticles, nanocatalysis, heterogeneous catalysis, photocatalysis, 2D materials including graphene, graphitic carbon nitride and black phosphorous, hydrogen storage, electrocatalysis, fuel cells and rechargeable Lithium batteries.
I received my Ph.D. in Mathematics in 2013 from the University of Washington, Seattle. From 2017 to 2018, I was JWY Research Instructor at Dartmouth College, before that I worked at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor as a Postdoctoral Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics (2013-2017). I joined the Koç University in September 2018 as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics.
My primary research interests are inverse problems for partial differential equations and imaging including their applications to medical imaging, synthetic aperture, and geophysical imaging. Other interests include compressive sensing and computational mathematics.
I completed my B.Sc. at Bosphorus University in 2002 and later obtained a Ph.D., in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry at Brown University in 2007. Before joining the Koc University in August 2019, I was a member of the Biosciences Division at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and also affiliated with Non-Periodic Imaging group at Stanford PULSE Institute.
My research focuses on structural biology of mutant prokaryotic ribosomes, where I am interested in characterizing the function and dynamics of these mutants, with an eye toward answering questions in structure and dynamics of ribosomes which are resistant to some of today’s commonly-used antibiotics. My current research efforts also include methods development for time-resolved ambient-temperature X-ray crystallography of large and challenging biomacromolecules at 4th-generation light sources like the Linac Coherent Light Source at SLAC.
Since September 2018, I'm an Assistant Professor at the Physics Department. After having my PhD degree from Boston University in 2013, I moved to ETH Zurich and run my post doctoral studies at Biosystems Science and Engineering.
My research mainly focuses on solving methodological problems in biology and medicine. We develop photonic biosensors for ultrasensitive detection and analysis of biomolecules. We develop multilayer microfluidic channels to perform automated delivery of analytes and precise measurements for immune cell studies. We mostly use and develop smart nano/micro fabrication tools to generate our biosensors and microfluidic platforms in high throughput fashion
I completed my PhD on evolutionary biology at Hacettepe University Türkiye and studied quantitative genetics at the Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside as a Fulbright PhD scholar. Later I moved to the Department of Animal Science, at the University of California Davis as a post-doctoral research, where l studied bioinformatics and its applications to the fields of population and conservation genomics. As of 2018 I joined Koç University as full faculty to continue my research on evolutionary genomics and conservation biology.
My research interests involve understanding the genomic architecture and evolution of complex traits and in determining genomic signatures of rapid adaptation and speciation.