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


Tuğba Korkmaz
BSc. Molecular Biology and Genetics, Istanbul University, Turkey.
PhD Gebze Technical University, Kocaeli



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.


 

Begüm Baybalı
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
BSc. Chemical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey.
Research Subject: Discovery of small organic drug candidates 



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

Ufuk Can Solmaz
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
BSc Biology, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Research Subject:  Identification of small molecules stabilizing the CRYPTOCHROME in the mammalian circadian clock


Seden Nadire Efenti
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
BSc. Molecular Biology and Genetics, Boğaziçi University, Turkey
Research Subject: Identification and characterization CRY’s SNPs



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


Zeynep Melis Gül 
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
BSc. Molecular Biology and Genetics, Bogazici University, Turkey
Research Subject: Identification of new molecules regulate  circadian clock 



Safak Isin
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

BSc. Molecular Biology and Genetics, Istanbul  University, Turkey
Research Subject: Identification of new molecules regulate  circadian clock 



Melis Çelik
B.Sc Koç University Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Department of Psychology

Research Subject: Identification of new genes regulate  circadian clock


Başak Velioğlu
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
BSc. Molecular Biology and Genetics, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Research Subject: 


Gizem Çağla Parlak
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
BSc.Molecular  Biology and Genetics,Koç University  Turkey
Research Subject: Cryptochrome/Photolyase family in red algae, Cyanidioschyzon merolae


 

Undergraduate


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

Sibel Çal-Kayıtmazbatır, Postdoc at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, USA

Uğrur Meriç Dikbaş, PhD student at University of British Columbia, Canda

Çağla Çakmak, PhD student ay University of Cologne, Germany 

Çağla Ergün, PhD student at Queensland University of Technology, Austriala 

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, Nederland  

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

Ayse Bengisu Seferoğlu, Helsinki, Finland

Cihan Aydın, Assistant Prof in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at İstanbul Medeniyet University

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

Işıl Tulum, Assistant Prof in the Department of Biology at Istanbul University 

Onur Öztaş, Assistant Prof in the department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Koç University  University 

Gülnaz Tatlıcı, Assistant Prof at University of Alabama 

Kaan Koper, postdoctoraal research associate  University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Natali Ozber, PhD Student at Pennsylvania State University, USA

Muhittin Emre Ozdemir, Researcher at Novo Nordisk, Denmark

Yusuf Can Gerçek, PhD student in the Department of Biology at İstanbul University

Yiğit Sabri Ünlü, PhD student in the Department of Biology at İstanbul University

Aytug Tuncel, Postdoctoral Researcher at John Innes Centre, UK

Selma Bulut, DEVA Ilac, Biotechnology Specialist 

Ehsan Sarayloo, Postdoc at Koc University School of Medicine