H. Günes Özhan


College / University

Middle East Technical University

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Biology and Genetics




Lab Experience

Basic techniques in cell and molecular biology, molecular genetics, biochemistry and genetic engineering

Projects / Research

  • 2002: Screening for MTHFR, Factor V-Leiden and Prothrombin mutations in women with post-pregnancy complications and new-born babies
  • 2002: Examination of IgG polymorphisms in certain allergic complications
  • 2002: Investigation of K-ras mutations in patients of colorectal cancer
  • 2003: Biochemical and biophysical determination of direct and indirect effects of melatonin on rat liver tissues. Detection of potential free-radical scavenging and antioxidant effects of melatonin by Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and enzyme assays of microsomes and cytosol


Kizil C., Özhan H.G., Görgülü G., Sadi G., Severcan F. and Güray T. (submitted) Effects of melatonin on rat liver tissues: Determination of antioxidant system induction and Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopic analyses of rat liver bulky microsomal fractions.

Scholarships / Awards

2003 – 2004: Stipend International Max Planck Research School
2000 – 2003: Scholarship of The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey
1999 – 2003: Middle East Technical University Basic Science Scholarship


I am particularly interested in the molecular genetics of carcinogenesis, epigenetic interactions within and between tumor-supressor genes and oncogenes and certain signal transduction pathways whose deterioration lead to malignancy. I am also eager to study on drug response, drug-cell and drug-drug interactions. I would like to gain intense theoretical and practical knowledge and experience, and utilize those in my future academic studies.