Physiology Department

History

Since the foundation of Yeditepe University Faculty of Medicine in 1996, Phase I and II  physiology courses were given by the faculty members of the Department of Physiology of Marmara University Faculty of Medicine in part-time. Prof. Dr. Bayram YILMAZ joined the Institute  and established Yeditepe University Faculty of Medicine Department of Physiology at the beginning of 2007. Between the  following years of 2008-2013, Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul KILIÇ,  2011-2013 Asst. Prof. Mehmet Yalçın GÜNAL and  2012-2017 Asst. Prof. Burcu ŞEKER served as a faculty member in the Department of Physiology. 

Prof. Dr. Bayram YILMAZ, Assoc. Prof.Mehtap KAÇAR and Assoc. Prof. Burcu GEMICI BAŞOL have been serving as a faculty member of Physiology Department.

 

    

Faculty Members

Bayram Yılmaz

Professor Doctor Bayram YILMAZ

Head of Physiology Department

E-mail: byilmaz@yeditepe.edu.tr

Tel: (0216) 578 06 75

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Associate Professor Mehtap KAÇAR

Physiology Department Instructor

E-mail: mehtap.kacar@yeditepe.edu.tr

Tel: (0216) 578 00 00

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Associate Professor Burcu GEMİCİ BAŞOL

Physiology Department Instructor

E-mail:burcugemici@gmail.com

Tel: (0216) 578 00 00

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Adjunct Professor

Professor Alexei Verkhratsky

Physiology Department Instructor

E-mail:Alexej.Verkhratsky@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: (0216) 578 00 00

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Assistant Academician

PhD. Candidate

Dr. Volkan Adem BİLGİN

Education

Bachelor's Degree: Yeditepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey (1996-2003)

MSc.: Boğaziçi University, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, İstanbul Turkey (2005-2007)

PhD.: Yeditepe University, Institute of Health Sciences, Department of Physiology, Istanbul, Turkey (2017- )

Research Interests 

Neurophysiology, functions of  hypothalamic  neurons, appetite and reward mechanism, coronary artery diseases, optogenetic

PhD. Candidate

Siğnem EYUBOĞLU

Education

Bachelor's Degree: Halic University, Faculty of  Arts and Sciences, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Istanbul,Turkey (2004-2008).

MSc. : Karadeniz Technical University, Institute of Health Sciences, Department of Physiology, Trabzon Turkey (2010-2012).

PhD. : Istanbul University, Institute of Health Sciences, Department of Physiology, İstanbul Turkey (2013- )

Research Interests

Cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, kisspeptin, optogenetics, neuronal circuits, learning and memory, electrophysiology

PhD. Candidate

Sami AĞUŞ

Education

Bachelor's Degree:  Yeditepe University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Genetics and Bioengineering, İstanbul,Turkey (2006-2011)

MSc. : Yeditepe University, Graduate School of Natural And Applied Sciences, Department of Biotechnology, Istanbul, İstanbul,Turkey (2011-2014)

PhD. : Yeditepe University, Institute of Health Sciences, Department of Physiology, İstanbul, Turkey (2015- )

Research Interests

Neuroscience, neuroendocrinology, optogenetics and pharmacogenetics, Alzheimer’s Disease, endocrine disturbers

PhD. Candidate

M.Sinem ETHEMOĞLU

Education

1st MSc. : Yeditepe University, Graduate School of Natural And Applied Sciences, Biotechnology, Istanbul, Turkey (2011-2013)

2nd MSc. : Necmettin Erbakan University, Institute of Health Sciences, Department of Physiology, Konya, Turkey (2013-2016)

PhD. : Yeditepe University, Institute of Health Sciences, Department of Physiology, Istanbul, Turkey (2016- )

Research Interests

Experimental epilepsy models, focal epilepsy, electrophysiology, organ  bath

PhD. Candidate

Cihan Süleyman ERDOĞAN

Education

Bachelor's Degree : Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of  Arts and Sciences, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Istanbul, Turkey (2009-2013)

MSc. : Roskilde University, Department of Science and Environment, Molecular Biology and Environmental Biology, Roskilde, Denmark (2013-2015)

PhD. : Yeditepe University, Institute of Health Sciences, Department of Physiology, Istanbul, Turkey (2017- )

Research Interests

mTOR pathway, cancer, natural compounds, drug-drug interactions, molecular cell metabolism

PhD. Candidate

Dr. Ozan TUZCU

Education

Bachelor's Degree : Yeditepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey (2011-2017)

PhD. : Yeditepe University, Institute of Health Sciences, Department of Physiology, Istanbul, Turkey (2017- )

Research Interests 

Neurophysiology, appetite and reward mechanism, optogenetic, neuronal circuits, electrophysiology

PhD. Candidate

Özge ATASAYAN

Education

Bachelor's Degree : Yeditepe University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Genetics and Bioengineering, İstanbul,Turkey (2009-2014).

MSc. : Yeditepe University, Institute of Health Sciences, Department of Physiology, Istanbul, Turkey (2015- ).

PhD. : Yeditepe University, Graduate School of Natural And Applied Sciences, Department of Biotechnology, Istanbul, Turkey (2014- ).

Research Interests

Breast cancer, epigenetic mechanisms, DNA methylation, endocrine disturbers, breast milk

PhD. Candidate

Yavuz YAVUZ

Education

Bachelor's Degree : Gaziantep University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Engineering Physics, Gaziantep, Turkey (2008-2014).

MSc. : Marmara University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Biophysics, Istanbul (2015-2018).

PhD. : Yeditepe University, Institute of Health Sciences, Department of Physiology, Istanbul, Turkey (2017- ).

Research Interests

Electrophysiology, Neuronal Circuits, Feeding Behavior in mice, Nanotechnology, Optogenetics

PhD. Candidate

Dyt. Elif GÜNALAN

Education

1st Bachelor's Degree : Istanbul University, Faculty of Science, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Istanbul, Turkey (2010-2014).

2nd Bachelor's Degree : Yeditepe University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Nutrition and Dietetics Department, Istanbul (2014-2017).

PhD. :  Yeditepe University, Graduate School of Natural And Applied Sciences, Biotechnology, Istanbul, Turkey (2014- ).

Research Interests

Obesity, oral fatty taste perception, maternal nutrition, childhood obesity, sports physiology and sports nutrition

MSc. Candidate

Özge BAŞER

Education

Bachelor's Degree : Hacettepe University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Ankara, Turkey (2008-2013).

MSc. : Yeditepe University, Institute of Health Sciences, Department of Physiology, Istanbul, Turkey (2016- ).

Research Interests

Neural Circuits that regulate feeding behavior, feeding fehavior and fetabolism, neural circuits related learning and memory, stress behavior.

MSc. Candidate

Fzt.Meltem YALÇIN

Education

Bachelor's Degree : Haliç University, School of Health Sciences, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Istanbul, Turkey (2011-2015).

MSc : Yeditepe University, Institute of Health Sciences, Department of Physiology, Istanbul, Turkey (2017- ).

Research Interests

Exercise physiology, exercise medicine, genetic influences in sport, physical therapy and rehabilitation, toxic metals

MSc. Candidate

İltan AKLAN

Education

Bachelor's Degree : Yeditepe University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Genetics and Bioengineering, İstanbul,Turkey (2012-2017).

MSc. : Yeditepe University, Institute of Health Sciences, Department of Physiology, Istanbul, Turkey (2017- ).

Research Interests

Neurodegenerative diseases and neurobiology of appetite, Behavioral analysis on neurodegenerative diseases and feeding, learning and memory, optogenetics and pharmacogenetics, electrophysiology and imaging

MSc. Candidate

İskalen Cansu TOPÇU

Education

Bachelor's Degree : Sabancı University, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioengineering, Istanbul, Turkey (2013-2017).

Bachelor's Degree : (Minor Program) : Sabancı University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Psychology, Istanbul, Turkey (2016-2017).

MSc. : Yeditepe University, Graduate School of Health Sciences, Physiology, Istanbul, Turkey (2017- ).

Research Interests

Neural circuits regulate feeding behavior, Disease model of obesity, Optogenetics and Pharmacogenetics, Electrophysiology and Neural Networks, Behavioural analysis

Education

In addition to the physiology and pathopysiology courses of the Faculty of Medicine Pahse I, Phase II and Phase III, Physiology courses of Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and also Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation courses are given by Department of Physiology.

Lecture Schedules

Phase I

Phase II

Laboratories

Physiology Laboratories

   

Research Projects

Breast milk and endocrine disruptors

Epilepsy project Effects on kisspeptin and cognitive functions

Effects of chronic mild stress on neurosecretion of oxytocin and behavior patterns

​Investigation of reproductive hormones of hypothalamic neuropeptides and neurotransmitters and their role in central regulation of energy metabolism

Scientific Activities

Turkish - FEPS Physiology Congress - 2011

9. Ulusal Sinirbilimleri Kongresi - 2010

Nörofizyoloji - 2009 

Havacılık ve Uzay Fizyolojisi - 2007

3.rd Euro-Asian Conference on Hazardous Waste & Human Health - 2009

Address

Yeditepe Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Fizyoloji Anabilim Dalı, 26 Ağustos Yerleşimi, Kayışdağı caddesi, 34755 Ataşehir – İstanbul

Faks: 0216 578 0575