Sait Şeyhanlı


College / University

Middle East Technical University

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Biology

64278-1 Seyhanli


Turkey & Syria

Lab Experience

Basic cloning and cell culture techniques including PCR, agarose gel electrophoresis, DNA extraction and manipulation (restriction digestion, ligation, & transformation/transfection), cell culture, and an introduction to confocal microscopy. I used these techniques to tag proteins with different fluorescent markers before transfecting them and checking their FRET interactions.

Projects / Research

Homo- and hetero-dimerization of oncogenic KRAS checked by FRET in N2A cells – Assoc. Prof. Çağdaş Devrim Son’s lab, METU

Scholarships / Awards

2023 – 2024: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2023: Received a High Honor certificate upon graduation for ranking #1 of the 2023 graduates from METU – Molecular Biology & Genetics


I am interested in many aspects of molecular biology and aim to build a strong foundation and understanding of all the fundamentals, which I believe can help me build a broad perspective and confidence as a researcher. I am most interested in signal transduction and how faulty signaling through oncogenic receptors or mediators can promote cancer development. Personal interests also involve endocrinology and physiological changes in response to environmental conditions, especially diet.