MSc/PhD Program
Hasan Kizilocak
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Hasan Kizilocak


College / University:
1994 - 2001: Bogazici University, Istanbul, Dept. of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Highest Degree:
B. Sc. degree in molecular biology and genetics 2/2001

Major Subjects:
Molecular biology and genetics, immunology, molecular biology of cancer

Lab Experience:
Most of the molecular biology techniques, experience in genetics and enzyme molecular biology laboratories

1999 (Aug - Sept): Aerodynamic and physiological aspects of locust flight start. (Department of Neuroethology, Biology Faculty of Konstanz University, Konstanz,Germany)
2000 (June - Aug): Characterisation of Prox1 gene expression in new born and adult mice (Department of Genetics, St-Jude Childrens Research Hospital, Memphis-TN, USA)
2000 (Sep - Dec): Tissue-specific, cell cycle-dependent chimeric promoters for gene therapy. (The Institute of Molecular Biology and Tumor Research, Philipps-University, Marburg,Germany)
2001 (March - July): Expression analyses of industrial enzyme gene, amylase. (Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology Research Center, Tubitak-MAM Gebze,Turkey)
1997 - 2001: "Haplotype analysis of a polymorphic region in CFTR gene", "Screening for three common mutations in Lgmd Disease", and "Localisation of Some Genetically Inherited Diseases" (independent research), Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey


I would like to achieve the knowledge of the human nervous system, with its functions and dysfunctions. With this knowledge, my aim is to find the underlying mechanism of neurodegenerative diseases, and try to find therapeutic approaches to them.