Career of the Month: Medical Researcher!

THSC is holding its May Career Webinar on the Medical Researcher Webinar, featuring Dr. Nilüfer Esen-Bilgin, Dr. Ulaş Özkurede, and Dr. Yener Yeni! It will be held on 6-6-21 from 3-4 pm EST. The Zoom information as well as the bios of the speakers is below. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, June 6
3:00 PM EST
Public · Hosted by THSC
Online Event

Zoom Information:
Topic: Career of the Month: Medical Researcher
Time: Jun 6, 2021 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

To join the meeting please click here.

Meeting ID: 958 6080 4565
Passcode: 975537

Speaker Bios:

Dr. Nilüfer Esen-Bilgin – I was born in Giresun, and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. I graduated from Marmara University Medical School in Istanbul in 1990 and got specialty/Ph.D. degree in physiology at Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty. After I moved to USA, I worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Arkansas School of Medicine, and then at the University of Michigan Medical School. Until recently, I have been working as a research associate at the Wayne State University, Department of Neurology. My research has focused on the innate immune response in various brain disease models. I have 31 original papers and 2 review articles published in peer-reviewed journals, in 17 of those I am the first author. I have also co-authored 4 chapters in 4 different books.

Dr. Ulas Özkurede – I majored in electrical and electronics engineering, and received a master’s degree in molecular biology and genetics at Bogazici University, Istanbul. For my PhD training, I joined the Miller Lab at the University of Michigan, where I studied long-lived mice to assess the role of mitochondrial maintenance on delaying detrimental consequences of aging. We found that long-lived mice had an improved capacity to respond to mitochondrial stress in vivo, and were able to maintain mitochondrial function after stress exposure at the cellular level. At the Salk Institute, we are currently investigating the long-term protective effects of transient mitochondrial disturbance, and the mechanisms underlying this adaptive response.

Dr. Yener Yeni – To be updated soon! Stay tuned!