ASSOC.PROF.DR. YASEMİN GÜLGÜN İŞGÖR    
Name : YASEMİN GÜLGÜN
Surname : İŞGÖR
E-Mail : isgor@ankara.edu.tr, isgor@yahoo.com
Phone Number : 3573242
Title : ASSOC.PROF.DR.
Unit :
Department : Medical Laboratory Techniques
Personal Information

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yasemin G. Isgor, M.Sc., Ph.D., C.M.B.

 

Education History

·      Ph.D. in Biochemistry, August 2002:

Department of Biochemistry, Division of Basic  Medical Sciences, Graduate School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey.

Thesis Title: “The Effects of Different Preparations of Garlic (Allium Sativum) on Oxidant/Antioxidant Status and Cell Growth in A Variety of Human Cancer Cell Lines”.

Advisor/Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ilker Durak, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Division of Basic and Medical Sciences, Department of Biochemistry (Substitute of Prof. Serdar Ozturk due to his leave as Health attaché of Turkish Government, New York, USA )

Co-advisor: Prof. Dr. Mesude Iscan, Orta Dogu Teknik University, Graduate School of natural and applied Sciences, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biochemistry, Department of Biology.

·      M.S. in Biochemistry, July 1998:

Department of Biochemistry, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Orta Dogu Teknik University, Ankara, Turkey.

Thesis Title: Design and Synthesis of a Novel Fluorescent Chemosensor for Intracellular pH.

Advisor/Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Engin U. Akkaya, Orta Dogu Teknik University, Graduate School of natural and applied Sciences, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry.

·      Scientific Provision Term, July 1996:

Mandatory training program to provide background in the biological sciences and to fulfill requirements for research studies in the field of biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. ().

·      B.S. in Chemistry, January 1995:

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Art and Sciences, Orta Dogu Teknik University, Ankara, Turkey.


Research Experience (Postdoctoral):

Laboratory of Immune Cell Biology (LICB), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), Bethesda, MD, Maryland,USA (01/05/2004-09/12/2005)

Chief : Dr. Jonathan D. Ashwell

Project Title: Small Molecule Inhibitor Screen for autophosphorylation of p38 MAPK persuaded by Phospho-323Y-p38 MAPK.

 

Screening Technologies Branch (STB), Laboratory of the Development of Molecular-Targeted Therapeutics, Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD), Developmental Therapeutics Program (DTP), National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Frederick, Maryland, USA (Jan 2003-Jan 2004)

Chief: Dr. Robert H. Shoemaker

Project Title:.The investigation and identification of novel inhibitors for mitochondrial NADH:Ubiquinone Oxidoreductase (complex I; NADH:Ubq CoQ1).

 

Employment History (after PhD degree was awarded):

1.    Ankara University Vocational School of Health, Medical Lab. Techniques Prog., Assoc. Prof. Dr. (2013)

2.    Atılım University (Part Time) Faculty of Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry Department: Lecturer (2011-2012)

3.    Gazi University Nanomedicine and Advanced Technologies Research Center (2009-2010): Biochemistry, Immunobiology and Tissue Cell Culture Laboratories, Researcher.

4.    Atılım University (Part Time) Faculty of Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry Department: Lecturer (2008-2009)

5.    National Cancer Institute (NCI), Laboratory of Immune Cell Biology, Bethesda, MD, USA: Visiting Scientist-postdoctoral (2004-2006)

6.    National Cancer Institute (NCI), Developmental Therapeutics Program, Screening Technologies Branch, Development of Molecular-Targeted Therapeutics, Frederick, MD, USA: Visiting Scientist-postdoctoral (2003-2004)


Certificates and Training
  • Molecular Biology Summer Workshop”” 2003, , Smith College, Northampton, MA. (160 hrs,CMB certificate)
  • “Translational Research in Clinical Oncology”, 2003, NIH/NCI, CCR, Bethesda, MD. 
  • “Mitochondrial Molecular Biology and Pathology” 2003, FAES, NIH, Bethesda, MD.  
  • “The art of Drug Design and Discovery” 2004, FAES Graduate School, NIH, MD. 
  • “Making Sense of DNA and Protein Sequences" 2003, NCBI, NCI, Frederick, MD. 
  • "A Field Guide to Genbank and NCBI Molecular Biology Resources" 2003,NCBI, NCI, Frederick, MD.  
  • “BLAST: Quickstart” 2003, NCBI, NCI, Frederick, MD. 
  • Technology Transfer Training at NIH (not sertificated-Mandatory Training to work at Center for Cancer Research CCR, NIH, USA)

 

Organizations/Memberships:

•  Member of The Turkish-American Scientists and Scholar Associations, 2004; establishing and interim council member.

•  Associate Member of The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), 2003.

•  Member of the Turkish Biochemistry Society, Ankara, 1998.