MSc/PhD Program
Derya Sargin
First Name:
Derya

Last Name:
Sargin

Country:
Turkey

 



Derya Sargin

EDUCATION

College / University:
1998 - 2003: Bogazici University

Highest Degree:
B.Sc.

Major Subjects:
Molecular Biology, Genetics

Lab Experience:
Basic techniques in the fields of genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry and histochemistry

Projects / Research:
“NGF induced neuronal differentiation of PC12 cells"
“Mutational analysis in parkin gene”, Molecular Biology & Genetics Research Lab Bogazici University, Turkey
“Sequencing Sepiapterin, a candidate gene on chr2p13 for PARK3”
“Linkage and sib-pair analysis on chr2 with European PD families"
“Detection of a new parkin interactor”, The Molecular Neurogenetics Laboratory, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich

Scholarships:
2003 - 2004: Stipend International Max Planck Research School


SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

My research interest is in the field of Human Molecular Genetics especially related to human diseases, their causes and different approaches to new therapies. I would like to deal with apoptotic and neuroprotective signaling pathways in order to identify the specific molecular triggers of neuronal apoptosis in different neurodegenerative disorders with the aim of developing drugs that interact with and block the cell death cascade. I am also interested in oxidative stress, calcium regulation, aging, synaptic signaling and plasticity.