Assist. Prof. Deniz Atasoy




2014-Present : Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Istanbul Medipol University ,  Istanbul , Turkey

2013-2014 :  Assistant Professor,Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics ,Bilkent University ,Ankara ,Turkey

2007-2013 : Post-doctoral research associate in Dr. Scott Sternson’s group Janelia Farm Research Campus Howard Hughes Medical Institute ,  Ashburn Virginia

2001-2007 : Doctor of Philosophy ; Ph.D. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas  Center for Basic Neuroscience Research Mentors: Prof. Thomas Südhof M.D. and Dr.Ege Kavalali Ph.D. ,  Texas , USA

1997-2001 : Bachelor of Science; B.S. Bilkent University  Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics , Ankara, Turkey



Scott M Sternson , Deniz Atasoy (11/2014) . Agrp neuron circuits regulate apptite .Neuroendocrinology | doi:10.1159/000369072 

Deniz Atasoy,J Nicholas Betley,Wei-Ping Li,Helen H Su,Sinem M Sertel,Louis K Scheffer,Julie H Simpson,Richard D FetterScott M Sternson(11/2014). A genetically specified connectomics approach applied to long-range feeding regulatory circuits. Nature Neuroscience | doi:10.1038/nn.3854

Deniz AtasoyJ Nicholas BetleyHelen H SuScott M Sternson (07/2012). Deconstruction of a neural circuit for hunger. Nature |  doi:10.1038/nature11270

Yunlei YangDeniz AtasoyHelen H SuScott M Sternson (09/2011). Hunger states switch a flip-flop memory circuit via a synaptic AMPK-dependent positive feedback loop.Cell doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2011.07.039.

Christopher J MagnusPeter H LeeDeniz AtasoyHelen H Su,Loren L LoogerScott M Sternson (09/2011). Chemical and genetic engineering of selective ion channel-ligand interactions. Science doi:10.1126/science.1206606

Yunlei YangDeniz AtasoyScott M Sternson (01/2011). Flip-flop memory circuit uses a synaptic AMPK-dependent positive feedback loop and is switched by hunger state.Appetite 

Yexica AponteDeniz AtasoyScott M Sternson (01/2011). AGRP neurons are sufficient to orchestrate feeding behavior rapidly and without training. Nature Neuroscience | doi:10.1038/nn.2739

Hanchuan PengZongcai RuanDeniz AtasoyScott Sternson (06/2010). Automatic reconstruction of 3D neuron structures using a graph-augmented deformable model. Bioinformatics |  doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btq212.

Chen Zhang, Deniz AtasoyDemet AraçXiaofei YangMarc V FucilloAlfred J RobisonJaewon KoAxel T BrungerThomas C Südhof (05/2010). Neurexins physically and functionally interact with GABA(A) receptors. Neuron |  doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2010.04.008.

Deniz AtasoyMert ErtuncKrista L MoulderJustin Blackwell,ChiHye ChungJianzhong SuEge T Kavalali (11/2008). Spontaneous and evoked glutamate release activates two populations of NMDA receptors with limited overlap. Journal of Neuroscience |  doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2432-08.2008

Deniz AtasoyYexica AponteHelen Hong SuScott M Sternson (08/2008). A FLEX switch targets Channelrhodopsin-2 to multiple cell types for imaging and long-range circuit mapping. Journal of Neuroscience |  doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1954-08.2008

Alexander A Chubykin, Deniz AtasoyMark R EthertonNils Brose,Ege T KavalaliJay R GibsonThomas C Südhof (07/2007). Activity-dependent validation of excitatory versus inhibitory synapses by neuroligin-1 versus neuroligin-2. Neuron | doi:  10.1016/j.neuron.2007.05.029

Deniz AtasoySusanne SchochAngela HoKrisztina A Nadasy,Xinran LiuWeiqi ZhangKonark MukherjeeElena D Nosyreva,Rafael Fernandez-ChaconMarkus MisslerEge T Kavalali,Thomas C Südhof (03/2007) . Deletion of CASK in mice is lethal and impairs synaptic function. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences |  2007 Feb 13;104(7):2525-30

Mert ErtuncYildirim SaraChiHye Chung, Deniz AtasoyTuhin VirmaniEge T Kavalali (02/2007) . Fast synaptic vesicle reuse slows the rate of synaptic depression in the CA1 region of hippocampus. Journal of Neuroscience |  doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4051-06.2007

Angela HoWade Morishita, Deniz AtasoyXinran LiuKatsuhiko TabuchiRobert E HammerRobert C MalenkaThomas C Südhof (01/2007) . Genetic analysis of Mint/X11 proteins: essential presynaptic functions of a neuronal adaptor protein family. Journal of Neuroscience | Dec 13;26(50):13089-101.

Deniz AtasoyEge T Kavalali (06/2006) . Presynaptic unsilencing: searching for a mechanism .  Neuron | doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2006.04.01

Tuhin VirmaniDeniz AtasoyEge T Kavalali (03/2006) . Synaptic vesicle recycling adapts to chronic changes in activity.  Journal of Neuroscience |  doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4500-05.2006 

Yildirim SaraThomas BiedererDeniz AtasoyAlexander ChubykinMarina G MozhayevaThomas C SüdhofEge T Kavalali (02/2005) . Selective capability of SynCAM and neuroligin for functional synapse assembly. Journal of Neuroscience |  doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3165-04.2005 

Sreeganga ChandraFrancesco FornaiHyung-Bae KwonUmar YazdaniDeniz AtasoyXinran LiuRobert E HammerGiuseppe BattagliaDwight C GermanPablo E CastilloThomas C Südhof (11/2004) . Double-knockout mice for alpha- and beta-synucleins: effect on synaptic functions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences | 2004 Oct 12;101(41):14966-71 

Thomas BiedererYildirim SaraMarina MozhayevaDeniz Atasoy,Xinran LiuEge T KavalaliThomas C Südhof (09/2002) . SynCAM, a synaptic adhesion molecule that drives synapse assembly. Science | doi:10.1126/science.107235

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