MSc/PhD Program
Burak Gür
First Name:
Burak

Last Name:
Gür

Country:
Turkey

 



Burak Gür

EDUCATION

College / University:
Sabanci University

Highest Degree:
B.Sc.

Major Subjects:
Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Bioengineering

Lab Experience:
Basic molecular biology, chromatography and tissue culture techniques, PCR

Projects / Research:
Dec 2013 - Jan 2015: Cloning, expression and purification of the gamma subunit of heterotrimeric G-proteins from rice (RGG2) in E. coli. Prof. Dr. Zehra Sayers, Sabanci University
July - Sep 2014: Improvement of DRG neuronal cultures by testing different coating and additives along with peripheral nerve regeneration studies in vitro and in vivo using rat and dog models. Ahmet Hoke M.D., Ph. D., Neurology Dept., Johns Hopkins University
June - Aug 2013: Plant Micropropagation and Plant Tissue Culture. Prof. Dr. Selim Cetiner, Sabanci University

Scholarships:
2015 - 2016: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2010 - 2015: Sabanci University 50 % Undergraduate Scholarship


SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

My main field of interests is neurological disorders and mechanisms underlying them. Identifiying these mechanisms, no matter which subject, will surely reveal therapies to overcome such disorders. I am also highly interested in the regeneration of nervous systems and really enthusiastic about the future of stem cell research. Observing neurological disorders in cellular and genetic level to reveal the mechanisms would be my area of focus in the future. More specifically, I am also interested in the role of glial cells and their communication with neurons since they provide key elements for regeneration and protection of the nervous system.