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Z. OZLEM KESKIN

Koc University                                                                                                 tel:      90-212-338-1538 (w)
College of Engineering, Chemical & Biological Engineering                    fax:     90-212-338-1548
Rumelifeneri Yolu, 34450                                                                                                                           email:  okeskin@ku.edu.tr
Sariyer, Istanbul -Turkey

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EXPERIENCE

10/10 – present     Professor   Koc University, Department of Chemical and Biological    Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey

02/12 – 06/12       Visitor at Sabbatical leave  National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH

09/11 – 01/12       Visitor at Sabbatical leave Bogazici University, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Istanbul, Turkey

10/07 – present    Associate Professor Koc University, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey

04/03 – 09/07       Assistant Professor Koc University, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey

02/04 – 09/04        Visiting Scientist  Center for Cancer Research, Nanabiology program, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Maryland, USA

08/01 – 03/03       Assistant Professor Koc University, Department of Chemistry, Istanbul, Turkey

07/02 – 09/05       Visiting Scientist (with R. Nussinov) for summers, Laboratory of Experimental and Computational Biology, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Maryland, USA

06/01 – 07/01        Visiting Fellow (with I Bahar)   Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA

08/99 – 06/01        Post-doctoral Fellow (with DG Covell)  Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center (FCRDC), National Cancer  Institute, National Institutes of Health & Laboratory of Experimental and Computational Biology, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Maryland, USA

07/98 – 03/99        Visiting Fellow (with RL Jernigan and DG Covell), FCRDC, NCI, National Institutes of Health, , Frederick, Maryland, USA

10/93 – 07/99        Research and Teaching Assistant, Chemical Engineering Department, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

06/94 – 09/94        Visiting Fellow, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA

 Intern

06/92 – 08/92        Akin Tekstil, Istanbul, Turkey
06/91 – 08/91        Akcimento Cement Plant, Istanbul, Turkey

 

EDUCATION

1995 – 1999          Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
Dissertation: Computer-Aided Characterization of Proteins and Anticancer Agents
Advisor:       Dr. Ivet Bahar

1993 – 1995          M.S., Chemical Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
Thesis:         Preparation of Aerogel Catalysts Using Supercritical Drying and Comparison of Their Physical and Chemical Properties with the Properties of Xerogels
Advisor:       Dr. Sermin Sunol & Bahattin Baysal

1989 – 1993          B.S., Chemical Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

TRAINING

Fall 2000, Spring 2001    Biochemistry I & II, FAES Graduate School, NIH, USA

Sep 12-Dec 12, 2001       Current Topics in Genome Analysis, Human Genome Research Institute, NIH, Bethesda, USA

Jul 2-10, 1998:               Practical Course: “Bioinformatics: Computer Methods in Molecular Biology” by ICGEB), held in Trieste, Italy

 

HONORS and AWARDS

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Plos One
Plos Comp Biol
BMC Structural Biology

MEMBERSHIPS

Biophysical Society
The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)
2001 – 2003 American Chemical Society

 

 

PERSONAL

Female, Turkish nationality