Aysenur Canfes


College / University

Bogazici University

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Biology and Genetics




Lab Experience

DNA and RNA extraction from mouse tissue, PCR, agarose gel electrophoresis, cDNA synthesis, qPCR, protein extraction from mouse tissue, DC assay, SDS-PAGE, Western blot, mitochondria isolation from mouse tissue, spectrophotometry, programming with Python

Projects / Research

  • 08/2021 – 07/2022: Special project student at Mitochondria Lab (Dogan Lab) at Bogazici University, on the phenotypic and molecular effects of ketogenic diet on a cardiomyopathy mouse model lacking mitochondrial aspartyl-tRNA synthetase 2 (DARS2) expression in heart and skeletal muscle
  • 07/2021 – 09/2021: Intern at Chemical Engineering Laboratory at Beykent University, on the adsorption of ciprofloxacin from wastewater using metal organic frameworks

Scholarships / Awards

2022 – 2023: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2018 – 2021: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey 2205 Undergraduate Scholarship


I am amazed by how a wide range of complicated chemical reactions take place in the cells. Understanding these complicated reactions and the organism at a cellular level plays a key role in finding treatments for various diseases. That’s why I intend to pursue my research in the field of biochemistry and am currently interested in cellular metabolism and mitochondria. The MSc/PhD Molecular Biology Program is a great opportunity for me to gain insight into a broad range of research areas and explore various molecular biology and biochemistry techniques.