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Alireza Sadeghi-Tarakameh was born in Tabriz, Iran, in 1990. He received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tabriz. He received his M.S. degree from electrical and electronics engineering department at Bilkent university.

He is currently a PhD candidate in Bilkent university, and also, he is a research assistant in national magnetic resonance imaging research center (UMRAM). He is mainly interested on RF chain in MRI systems.

Advisor: Ergin Atalar

Koray Ertan is currently a Phd candidate in the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University. He received his BS degree in June 2012. He is a research assistant in UMRAM and teaching assistant in the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University.

Advisor: Ergin Atalar

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Mobile : 05059153038

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Ayşenur Karaduman received her B.S. degree in Psychology from Middle East Technical University, in 2013. Then, she received her M.A. degree in Psychology from Koç University, in 2015. Currently, she is a Ph.D. student in the Neuroscience Program at Bilkent University.

Advisor: Hulusi Kafaligonul

e-mail: a.karaduman[at]bilkent.edu.tr

 

 

Melek Umay Tüz Şaşik graduated from Molecular Biology and Genetics Department of Middle East Technical University in 2014. She is currently Ph.D candidate in Neuroscience Program at Bilkent University.

Advisor: Michelle Adams

After graduating from the Department of Chemistry at Istanbul Technical University in 2012, Begum Horuluoglu received her MSc degree in 2014 from the Molecular Biology and Genetic (MBG) Department of Bilkent University. Since 2014, she is a continuing student in the Ph.D. program of MGB Department of Bilkent University.

Advisor: Ihsan Gursel

 

 

 

Mo Shahdloo got his B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology in 2011 and his M.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering from ICON lab/Bilkent University in 2017. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at ICON lab/Bilkent University, under the supervision of Dr. Tolga Çukur. He studies attentional modulation of semantic representations in the human brain. He is also interested in image reconstruction and post-processing techniques for steady-state MRI acquisitions. 

Advisor: Tolga Cukur

Begün Erbaba received her B.Sc. degree from Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Middle East Technical University in June 2014, and M.Sc. degree from Neuroscience at Bilkent University in September 2016. Now she is continuing her studies at Bilkent University as a PhD candidate.

Advisor: Prof. Dr. Michelle M. Adams

Musa Tunç Arslan is a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering department at Bilkent University. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in same department and university with M.Sc. thesis on Radar Signal Processing. He is also currently with Meteksan Defence Inc. as a communications system engineer specialized in physical level communications system design and simulation. His primary research interest is digital signal processing. 

Advisor: Emine Ülkü Sarıtaş

Email: tarslan[at]ee.bilkent.edu.tr

Buse Merve Ürgen is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Neuroscience Program at Bilkent University. She received her B.A. degree in Psychology at Bilkent University, Turkey in 2011, and her MSc. degree in Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London (UCL), UK in 2012Her research interest is to investigate predictive processing in visual perception using psychophysics, computational modeling, and fMRI.

Advisor: Huseyin Boyaci

Contact Information:

E-mail: buse.urgen[at]bilkent.edu.tr

Phone: +90 312 290 3094

Mustafa Ütkür graduated from Mechanical Engineering Dept. of Bilkent University. He received his M.S degree at Electrical&Electroinc Dept. of Bilkent University. Currently he is a Ph.D student in the same department.

Advisor: Emine Ulku Saritas

e-mail: mustafa.utkur[at]bilkent.edu.tr

Cemre Arıyürek is currently a PhD candidate at the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University since January 2014. She received her BSc. and MSc. degrees from the same department. Currently, she has been working on MR elastography.

Advisor: Ergin Atalar

Contact information:

e-mail: cemre(at)ee.bilkent.edu.tr

telephone: +90 (312) 290 30 09

Muzaffer Yildirim graduated from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics (MBG) at Bilkent University in 2015. He is a continuing student in the Ph.D. program of the same department of Bilkent Univeristy.

Advisor: Ihsan Gursel

Dilan Çelebi Birand received her B.Sc. degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics at Bilkent University in 2010. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Program at Bilkent University. 

Advisor: Michelle Adams

 

Özgür Yılmaz is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University. He received his B.S. degree from METU in June 2012. He is a research assistant in UMRAM and teaching assistant in the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University.

Advisor: Tolga Cukur

e-mail: ozguryilmaz[at]ee.bilkent.edu.tr

Ehsan Kazemi is currently a PhD student at Electrical and Electronics Engineering Dept. of Bilkent University and a fellow researcher at National Magnetic Resonance Research Center (UMRAM) . He received his M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in the field of electromagnetic field and waves from Electrical Engineering Dept. Of AmirKabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran.

Advisor: Ergin Atalar

Reza Babaloo received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Amir Kabir University of Technology in Iran and the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Iran University of Science and Technology in Iran. Since September 2017 he is a PhD student in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of Bilkent University and research assistant at National Magnetic Resonance Research Center (UMRAM).

Advisor: Ergin Atalar

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Elif Tuğce Karoğlu received her B.A. degree in Psychology at Bilkent University in 2014; and her MSc. degree in Neuroscience Program at Bilkent University in 2017.  Currently, she is a Ph.D. student in  Neuroscience Program at Bilkent University.

Advisor: Michelle Adams

Salman Ul Hassan Dar is a research assistant in UMRAM, and he is currently pursuing his M.S. degree in the department of Electrical-Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University. Prior to joining UMRAM, he received his B.S. degree in Mechatronics Engineering from National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan. His main areas of interest are computational neuroscience and machine learning.

Advisor: Tolga Cukur

Emin is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Neuroscience Program at Bilkent University. He obtained his B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University in 2011, and his M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013.

Advisor: Tolga Cukur

After completing her masters degree in Experimental Psychology at CUNY Brooklyn in 2013, Sibel Akyüz got into Bilkent Neuroscience PhD program. She has been working as a researcher in the Cortical Dynamics and Perception Lab at UMRAM since 2015. Her research focuses on the EEG correlates of rapid forms of motion adaptation.

Advisor: Hulusi Kafaligonul

sibel.akyuz at bilkent.edu.tr

Esra Nur Çatak received her B.S. degree in Psychology from Middle East Technical University, in 2013. Then, she received her M.A. degree in Cognitive Psychology from Koç University, in 2015. Currently, she is a Ph.D. student in the Neuroscience Program at Bilkent University.

Advisor: Hulusi Kafaligonul


e-mail: nur.catak[at]bilkent.edu.tr

Tuba Sahin received her B.A. degree in Psychology at Bilkent University in 2014. After having obtained a Bachelor's degree, she attended the international “Interdisciplinary Neuroscience” Master’s program at Johann-Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany and graduated in 2016. Her master’s thesis was on the topic Neuroblastoma, a devastating pediatric cancer that arises from the neural crest during late fetal stages. She correlated the expression and function of putative drivers of neural crest development with spontaneous tumor regression in neuroblastoma.

She is currently pursuing her PhD on Neuroscience at Bilkent University and her research interest comprises the understanding of the gene-environment interactions and the underpinnings of the vulnerability to psychosis by using neuro-imaging, genetic and psychological analysis.

Advisor: Timothea Toulopoulou

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Dr Fehime Kara Eroglu received her Medical Degree in 2005 from the Hacettepe University at Faculty of Medicine and specialized in Pediatrics in 2011 in the same university. She completed her Pediatric Nephrology fellowship at Hacettepe University Pediatric Nephrology-Rheumatology department and had MS degree on Hereditary Autoinflammatory DiseasesShe has been a PhD student in Bilkent Molecular Biology and Genetics Department since 2014 and currently working on pathogenesis of nephrotic syndrome and vasculitis.

 

Advisor: Ihsan Gursel


 

Being a final year PhD candidate, I am currently investigating transcriptome level fluctuations that occur in mammalian immune cells treated with telomeric repeats (mimicked using immunosuppressive ODNs called A151). Our research has recently shed light into the mystery lying behind the molecular mechanism(s) of telomere-based immune suppression. To this end, I take full advantage of bioinformatics tools in Linux environment and high level coding (e.g. Python, C, R). As a sideline to my main project, I am also interested in proteomics data analysis (i.e. MS output) within the context of immunity.

Advisor: Ihsan Gursel

Email: volkan.yazar [at] bilkent.edu.tr

 

Ibrahim is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience Department at Bilkent University. He obtained his B.S. degree from Bilkent University in 2009. Then he received his M.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Georgia Institute of Technology. His main research interests are Computational Neuroscience, Machine Learning, Computer Vision and Neural Networks.

Advisor: Tolga_Çukur

Dr. Yasemin Ozsurekci received her M.D. degree in Medical Faculty from Ankara University in 2003 and pediatrician and pediatric infectious diseases specialist degrees in Medical Faculty from Hacettepe University in 2009 and 2013, respectively. During her pediatric residancy education, she worked on neonatal medicine and immunology in Harvard Medical School as an observer in 2007 and 2009, respectively. During her infectious diseases fellowship education, she worked on the vaccine clinical trials and multi-drug resistant gram-negative bacterial infections, as well. She works as an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases of Hacettepe University Medical Faculty since beginning of 2018. In addition to her clinical research, she is still a continuing student in Ph.D programme of Molecular Biology and Genetics in Bilkent University.

Advisor: Ihsan Gursel