Prof.Dr. Gürkan ÖZTÜRK

He obtained graduate degree from Hacettepe Medicine School in 1993 as medicine doctor. He was in the UK between 1995-1999 to do PhD in physiology at King’s College London. After receiving the Ph.D. degree Dr. Ozturk returned Turkey and started to work as assistant professor in Yuzuncu Yil University, Medicine School, Van. In 2001 he established a centre for neuroscience where he would lead high impact research for about ten years. He was invited to join newly established Istanbul Medipol University in 2010 as full professor where he was given the responsibility to design research infrastructure. In 2012 he got a substantial govermental grant with which he directed establishment of “Regenerative and Restorative Medicine Research Center – REMER”.

Dr. Ozturk is currently holding a faculty position in Physiology Department of the International School of Medicine. He is the head of basic medicine science department and the director of REMER.

Selected Publications;

  • Bektas S, Öztürk G. Enhancement of cultured adult motor neuron survival with cold pre-incubation, Neurosci Lett. 533:23-7 2013
  • Cengiz N, Öztürk G, Erdogan E, Him A, Elif OK. Consequences of Neurite Transection In Vitro. J Neurotrauma, 29:2465:74, 2012.
  • Öztürk G, Cengiz N, Erdogan E, Him A, Oguz EK, Yenidünya E, Ayşit N. Two distinct types of dying back degeneration in vitro. Neuropathol Appl Neurobiol, 27:2465-2474, 2012
  • Demir O, Aysit N, Onder Z, Turkel N, Ozturk G, Sharrocks AD, Kurnaz IA. ETS-domain transcription factor Elk-1 mediates neuronal survival: SMN as a potential target. Biochim Biophys Acta, 1812:6, 652-66, 2011