Çağıl Urhan


College / University

Middle East Technical University

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Biology and Genetics




Lab Experience

Nucleic Acid Isolation, cDNA Synthesis, PCR, Electrophoresis (Agarose, SDS-PAGE and Urea PAGE), BCA Assay, RNase H Activity Assay, Nucleotide Incorporation Assay, 32P Labeling of RNA and DNA, Chromatography, Drosophila melanogaster husbandry

Projects / Research

  • 2019: “Inhibition of the RNase H and Polymerase Activity of HIV Reverse Transcriptases”, Department of Virology and Microbiology, Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa
  • 2018: “Analysis of Immunohistochemistry Results for Diagnosis of Breast Cancer”, Department of Pathology, Ufuk University Dr. Rıdvan Ege Hospital

Scholarships / Awards

2020 – 2021: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School.
2019: ERASMUS + Traineeship Grant


My scientific interest has been focused on the molecular mechanisms of diseases. I have always been curious about how diseases emerge, proceed, and how they can be prevented. Breakdown of the control mechanisms or capture of the cell by infectious agents leads to disease development. Investigating those molecular aspects of diseases contributes to treatment; therefore, my effort in this field would also contribute to public health.