Lab Members

Group Leader


Prof. Ibrahim Halil Kavakli
Principal Investigator
Department of Chemical  & Biological Engineering
Email: hkavakli@ku.edu.tr
Office: Z46
Phone: +90 212 338 1708



Assoc. Prof. Ibrahim Baris
Lab Manager
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
E-mail: ibaris@ku.edu.tr
Office: Z46
Phone: +90 212 338 1709


PhD Stduents


Seref Gul
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
BSc. Chemisty, Bogazici University, Turkey
MSc. Chemistry, Bogazici University, Turkey
MSc. Chemistry, Michigan State University, USA


Sibel Cal Kayitmazbatir
BSc. Molecular Biology and Genetics, Istanbul University, Turkey.
Identification of the spatio-temporal regulation of PER-CRY cytosolic degradation and nuclear translocation



Mubeccel Cisel Kemahli Aytekin
BSc. Biology, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
MSc. Biology, Middle East Technical University, Turkey



Saliha Surme
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
BSc. Molecular Biology and Genetics, Istanbul Arel University, Turkey
Research Subject: Characterization of small organic molecules that regulate the Cryptochrome and Period interaction in Circadian clock.



Onur Ozcan
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
BSc. Bioinformatics and Genetics, Kadir Has University, Turkey.
Research Subject: Discovery of small organic drug candidates which inhibit the breakdown of Cryptochrome (CRY) protein for treatment of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus




Hande Morgil
BSc. Biology, Istanbul University, Turkey.
MSc. Biotechnology, Istanbul University, Turkey.
Research Subject: Transcriptional Analysis of Lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) Plant Exposed to Drought Stress by RNA Sequencing Method


MSc Students


Cagla Ergun
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
BSc Chemical Engineering, Bogazici University, Turkey
Research Subject:  Identification of small molecules stabilizing the CRYPTOCHROME in the mammalian circadian clock



Ugur Meric Dikbas
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
BSc. Molecular Biology and Genetics, Koc University, Turkey
Research Subject: Identification and characterization of Vibrio cholerae 6-4 photolyase



Yagmur Umay Doruk
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
BSc. Molecular Biology and Genetics, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
Research Subject: Investigation of mammalian circadian clock-modulating small molecules targeting CLOCK



Bilge Bahar Camur
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
BSc. Biology, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Research Subject: Cryptochrome/Photolyase family in red algae, Cyanidioschyzon merolae



Cagla Cakmak
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
BSc. Molecular Biology and Genetics, Bogazici University, Turkey
Research Subject: Identification of new circadian clock related genes



Safak Isin
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics


Undergraduate


Melis Celik
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Department of Psychology


Hazar Ulusoy
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics


Irem Bilir
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics


Baris Cakilkaya
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Department of Chemistry


Mehmet Cagan Haksal
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering


Nergis Ibrahim
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics (Graduated)
Department of Chemistry


Alumni

Mehmet Tardu, Postdoc at University of Michigan, USA

Derya Kabacaoglu, International Max Plank Research School for Life Sciences, Technical University of Munich

Berke Gurkan,  Amsterdam UMC, Center for Experimental and Molecular Medicine

Eylem Kulkoyluoglu-Cotul, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ayse Bengisu Seferoglu, Helsinki, Finland

Gulsum Elif Muku, PhD Student at Pennsylvania State University, USA

Hande Asimgil, Postdoctoral Researcher at Universität München, Germany

Meric Ataman, Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Basel, Switzerland

Ibrahim Gur, Senior Scientist in Biotech Company, Osaka- Japan

Bilal Cakir, Postdoctoral Researcher at Yale University School of Medicine,USA

Onur Dagliyan, Postdoctoral Researcher at Harvard University School of Medicine,USA

Isil Tulum, Postdoctoral Researcher at Oska University Japan

Onur Oztas, Postdoctoral Researcher at  University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA

Kaan Koper, PhD Student at Washington State University, USA

Natali Ozber, PhD Student at Pennsylvania State University, USA

Muhittin Emre Ozdemir, Researcher at Novo Nordisk, Denmark

Aytug Tuncel, Postdoctoral Researcher at John Innes Centre, UK

Selma Bulut, DEVA Ilac, Biotechnology Specialist 

Ehsan Sarayloo, Postdoc at Koc University School of Medicine