MSc/PhD Program
Burak Bali
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Burak Bali


College / University:
Bogazici University

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Major Subjects:
Molecular Biology and Genetics

Lab Experience:
Molecular cloning, PCR, electrophoretic applications, immunohistochemistry, fluorescence and confocal microscopy, functional calcium imaging, electroporation, microinjection

Projects / Research:
2013 - 2015: M.Sc. thesis project "The Role of Sustentacular Cells in Adult Neurogenesis", Dr. Stefan Fuss, Bogazici University
June - Aug 2012: summer internship project "Role of Carbon Metabolism in Drought Stress Metabolism", Dr. Diana Santelia, University of Zurich, Switzerland

2015 - 2016: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2013 - 2015: Graduate Scholarship by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey
2008 - 2013: Undergraduate Scholarship by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey


After extinguishing my curiosity for plant biology, I have shifted my focus to Neurosciences which I have always found astonishing. In addition to neurons' exceptional nature, the dynamic network that neurons establish has also its own unique features to be revealed, which renders frontiers of the field appealing. Moreover, behavior and memory issues are also in the fascinating aspects of neuroscience. Thus, my future course would be to decode the complexity underlying the neuronal network starting from molecular, behavioral, and memonic mechanisms. Especially, I would like to study sensory systems and their relationship with behavior and memory.