a postdoctoral associate at the Broad
supervision of Prof.
Feng Zhang. I
received Ph.D. in Electrical
Engineering from MIT
in 2013, under
supervision of Prof.
Robert S. Langer and Prof.
My Ph.D. research focused on microengineering stimuli-responsive biomaterials and developing technologies to control spatial organization of multicellular systems for replicating human tissues in vitro. My Ph.D. studies were featured in several news articles, including MIT-News, Science Daily, Materials Today, e!Science News, R&D Magazine, Eurekalert, Nanowerk and Physorg.
My postdoctoral research focuses on developing in vitro models of neurological diseases and utilizing CRISPR/Cas genome-engineering tools to study disease mechanisms and discover potential therapautic targets.
Finalist in AIChE Bionanotechnology Graduate Student Award - 2013
Ten Award (The Top 10
Technological Breakthroughs Selected by The Journal of Laboratory
Automation) - 2013
MIT's Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award (Graduate Mentor of the Year at MIT) - 2012
Elected to Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society, MIT Chapter, as a full member - 2012
Commended Young Investigator Award - 2011
Best Student Oral Presentation Award - 2011
Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society)
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Young Investigator Award - 2011
Finalist for CIMIT (Center for Integration of Medicine & Innovative Technology) Fellowship - 2009
recipients of the prestigious Ph.D. fellowship given by Turkish
02/2007 – Declined
TUBITAK (The Scientific & Technological Research
Council of Turkey)
03/2006 – 06/2007
among 89 graduates of Electrical Engineering Department and among 16
of Control Engineering Division at Istanbul Technical University (ITU) - 2005
Award - 2005
Student Awards of Alcatel and Pirelli Companies - 2005
Karafakioglu Award - 2005
ITU Rectorate Award - 2005
Association - 2005
and Architects Association of Turkey) -
Thesis in Project Competition of
Electrical & Computer Engineers Association in Istanbul - 2005