Holds a BSc and an MSc degree in Zoology from Yüzüncü Yıl University. She completed her Master’s thesis in Neuroscience Department, working on Dorsal Root Ganglion cells. Master thesis Investigion Of Roles Of Transcription Fctors Elk-1 and Pea-3 Proteins in Axonal Regeneration and Degeneration
She obtained PhD degree from Istanbul University Neuroscince Departmant , working on ion channel effects of the antibodies on neuronal membrane. She is also in charge of Cell Culture laboratories.Primary neuronal cultures of the central and peripheral nervous system are performed ( Kortex,Hippocampus, Cerebellum,Vestibuler Nucleus, Nodose Ganglion and Dorsal Root Ganglion cells)
- ETS-domain transcription factor Elk-1 mediates neuronal survival: SMN as a potential target. Biochem Biophys Acta, 1812:6, 652-66, 2011 Demir O, Aysit N, Onder Z, Turkel N, Ozturk G, Sharrocks AD, Kurnaz IA.
- Two Distinct Types of Dying Back Axonal Degeneration In Vitro. Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology 2012 Gürkan Öztürk ; Nurettin Cengiz; Ender Erdogan; Aydın Him; Elif Kaval Oğuz ;Elçin Yenidünya; Neşe Ayşit.
- CACNA1H antibodies associated with headache with neurological deficits and cerebrospinal fluid lymphocytosis HANDL.Cephalalgia 33(2) 123–129! International Headache Society 2012Murat Kürtüncü , Dilaver Kaya, Luigi Zuliani, Ece Erdağ; Sema İçöz, Elif Uğurel, Filiz Çavus, Neşe Ayşit; Ömer Biriş ; Angela Vincent; Mefkure Eraksoy; Burçak Vural ; Gülşen Akman-Demir and Erdem Tüzün.