MSc/PhD Program
Deniz Yüzak
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Deniz Yüzak


College / University:
Bogazici University

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Major Subjects:
Molecular Biology and Genetics

Lab Experience:
Fly husbandry, fly brain dissection, immunohistochemistry, molecular cloning techniques, MARCM technique, confocal laser scanning microscopy

Projects / Research:
February - August 2016: Clonal Analysis of Unzipped in the Mushroom Body structure of Drosophila melanogaster brain in Sense Lab, Bogazici University
September 2015 - February 2016: A possible Role for CG7985, Drosophila homolog of HexDC gene, in Mushroom Body in Sense Lab, Bogazici University
June - September 2015: Analysis of Drosophila bHLH Proteins in Neuroblast Producing Neurons in Bassem Hassan Lab, Katholieke Universität Leuven
September 2014 – June 2015: Axon Guidance in Drosophila melanogaster Olfactory System Development in Sense Lab, Bogazici University

2016 - 2017: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
May - August 2016: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) - Undergraduate Scholarship Program
June - September 2015: Erasmus + Traineeship Program


The cumulative knowledge of humanity is generated and evolved upon communication between human minds throughout the centuries. Thus, the perception of the surrounding is of the utmost importance considering the generation of knowledge based on the unique perception. I am mainly interested in neuroscience since it covers the systems that enable the organisms to perceive either the external world or internal elements and to be more specific neuronal development and patterning in the brain, sensory systems and their relation to behaviour, and neurogenesis are my main interests.