Resume - Nesrin Özören

Date of Birth: July 25, 1972
Place of Birth: Paisievo (Silistra district), Bulgaria


  • 1990-1995 Degree: Bachelor of Science
    Second rank among graduates
    Bogaziçi University, Istanbul-Turkey
    Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • 1996-2002 Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    University of Pennsylvania (UPENN), Philadelphia-USA
    Department of Biology
    Thesis advisor: Wafik S. El-Deiry, M.D. Ph.D. (UPENN-Medical School)
    Thesis title: "Involvement of TRAIL-Death Receptors in Human Tumorigenesis and Mechanisms of TRAIL-Induced Apoptosis Signaling"

Post-doctoral training

  • 7/2002-6/2005 University of Michigan (UMICH), Ann Arbor-Michigan, USA
    Department of Pathology
    Advisor: Gabriel Nunez, MD

Academic Appointments

Areas of Research

  • Apoptosis
  • Innate Immune Signaling
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Melanoma

Awards and Grants

  • 1999 American Association for Cancer Research-AACR Janssen Research Foundation Young Investigator Award
  • 2005 Tubitak - Career Grant
  • 2006 Turkish Academy of Sciences- Outstanding Young Scientist Award
  • 2006 EMBO Strategic Development and Integration Grant