MSc/PhD Program
Özge Uslu
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Özge Uslu


College / University:
Bogazici University

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Major Subjects:
Molecular Biology and Genetics

Lab Experience:
Basic bioimaging, RNA injection, molecular cloning, basic zebrafish care, behavioral assays in zebrafish

Projects / Research:
Jan – June 2015: Development of an RNA injection approach to study IRES function in zebrafish in Sense Lab, Bogazici University

2015 – 2016: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
June – Sep 2014: RVO Scholarship, grant for internship at Yaksi Lab at NERF in KU Leuven, Belgium Sep 2009 – June 2014: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) – Undergraduate Scholarship ProgramSep 2005 – Sep 2009: Terakki Foundation Schools Scholarship


Learning about basic principles of neuroscience triggered my excitement to study further concepts about the cellular and molecular mechanisms that govern biological events from a single neuron to the level of neural circuits. I am fascinated how combinations of interdisciplinary approaches such as functional imaging, optogenetics, electrophysiological recordings, molecular genetics, and quantitative behavioral assays reveal the complex structures of neural formations. I am particularly interested in how the chemosensory world is represented in the brain and how this regulates different behaviors. Also, working to understand the neural changes that are responsible for neurological diseases and synaptic transmission are very appealing to me.