About myself


I am a researcher at the Howy Jacobs Laboratory in Helsinki (Finland). I am originally from Turkey, where I studied medicine. Then I was awarded a Ph.D. by Saitama University (Japan) for my work at Adrian Moore’s laboratory at RIKEN Brain Science Institute (Japan).

The focus of my work is mitochondria, the powerhouses of a cell. I am studying what happens to the nervous system cells when mitochondria don’t work properly, using fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster). I am currently supported by The French Muscular Dystrophy Association (AFM-Téléthon).

Here is my ORCID profile.

I have also been involved in public outreach in Turkish, mostly as essays and podcasts on the free online magazine Açık Bilim, to which I also contributed as an founding co-editor-in-chief. I also have contributed essays to the Turkish skeptic website Yalansavarand taken part in their podcats.