Oğuz Can Koç


College / University

Boğaziçi University

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Biology and Genetics




Lab Experience

PCR, Molecular cloning, Bacterial transformation, Agarose gel electrophoresis, Plasmid and genomic DNA isolation, Site-directed mutagenesis, Mammalian cell culture, Transfection (Calcium-phosphate method), Lentiviral transduction, Immunoprecipitation, His Pull-down, GST Pull-down, SDS-PAGE, Western blotting, Immunofluorescence

Projects / Research

2019 – 2020: Intern/Project student at Laboratory of Post-Translational Modifications, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Boğaziçi University

Scholarships / Awards

2020 – 2021: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School.
2018 – 2020: Scholarship by the Boğaziçi University Foundation


I am interested in the mechanisms of protein degradation. These mechanisms, such as the ubiquitin-proteasome system, are important in terms of cellular homeostasis and the immune surveillance process. Understanding the basis and the complications in these mechanisms may help the discovery of novel therapies for diseases related to misfolded or aggregated proteins. Furthermore, their manipulation can improve immunotherapeutic strategies against cancerous or infected cells.