Derya Atilla and Burak Köksal are going to spend the summer in our lab and learn stem cell biology.
Derya | I am a junior at İstanbul Technical University majoring in Molecular Biology and Genetics. Also I am studying in Chemical Engineering as my double major program to sort out my further researches in the field of Molecular Biology and Genetics by using the engineering viewpoint in modeling, drug design and biosensors. I am highly interested in the molecular mechanisms of the stem cells, neurodegenerative diseases and the fascinating potential use of the stem cells in several fields. Apart from the lab, I enjoy dancing, swimming, hanging out with my friends, going to cinema and last but not least exploring the new places and cultures all over the world.
Burak | I am originally from Turkey, where I am also doing my Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology and genetics. I am a junior student, so my interests are not that particular yet since I’ve just seen the tip of the iceberg. My research experience has included colorectal cancer and leukemia gene regulation studies, bioinformatics, and disease genomics. I am also fascinated by the concept of STEM cells. Outside of the lab, I enjoy exploring different places, visiting museums, attending concerts, checking out theatre and musicals, watching TV series, drinking beer, and obviously dancing.