Resul Gökberk Elgin


College / University

Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH)

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Biology and Genetics




Lab Experience

Molecular cloning, PCR, western-blotting, SDS-PAGE, Crispr/Cas9, agarose gel electrophoresis, DNA purification, mammalian cell culture, mammalian expression systems, transfection, immunohistochemistry, fluorescent microscopy (Confocal laser scanning, Airyscan), C. elegans, microinjection, site-directed mutagenesis, MTT assay, spectrophotometry, lab-on-a-chip production, primer design, gRNA design, ImageJ, Python, R

Projects / Research

  • 06/2018 – 09/2018: Production of Lab-on-a-chip microfluidic devices, breast cancer metastasis and invasion investigation with fluorescent confocal microscopy
  • 06/2019 – 07/2021: Investigating the relationship of Keratitis-Ichthyosis-Deafness (KID) syndrome causing mutations D50N and G45E in Connexin26 channel protein with squamous cell carcinoma development
  • 10/2021 – 07/2022: Developing novel strategies and methods to study meiotic chromosome organization in C. elegans

Scholarships / Awards

2022 – 2023: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2021: TUBITAK STAR Fellowship
2021: TUBITAK 2209-a Undergraduate Project Funding


I am currently interested in the structure and function relationship of biomolecules, especially proteins and chromatin. This field is crucial because life as we know it depends on the structure of biomolecules, which is evident in the resulting diseases even when a fraction of molecules fold incorrectly. I am eager to investigate the structure/function relationship of protein complexes involved in diverse fields such as phase separation, synapse formation and DNA bending and gain insights about the preferred structures.