Autobiography

Education

PhD: Koç University, Molecular Biology and Genetics (2017 - )

MSc: Middle East Technical University, Biology (2014 - 2017)

        Thesis Subject: Sister species range overlap across latitudes in the New World
Undergraduate Degree: Middle East Technical University, Biology (2009 - 2014)

Experience

  • Teaching Assistant at Molecular Biology and Genetics Department, Koç University. (2017 - )
  • Research for the Association of Kuzey Doğa (Study on bears, lynx and wolves), Kars. (2016, 2017 and 2018) https://www.kuzeydoga.net
  • Student Assistant in General Biology Laboratory at Biology Department, METU. (2015-2016)
  • FENLAB; Experiment, Practice and Observation Laboratory for Primary School Students, Ankara as an educator (February, 2015 - 2016)
  • Special project with C. Can Bilgin during Bachelor degree in the subject of “Mole rats as ecosystem engineers.”  
  • Nature Conservation Centre, Ankara, Turkey as an internship on the subject of Biological Diversity and Forestry, and Konya Butterfly Studies (June-July 2013) (http://www.dkm.org.tr/)

Technical Skills

  • Operating Systems: Mac OS, Windows, Linux, BioLinux Office Programs, LaTeX
  • Computer Programming: R language, MATLAB, Python
  • Geographic Information System: ArcGIS, TNTmips, QGIS 
  • Video Editing Program: Edius, Adobe After Effects
  • Image Manipulation Program: GIMP

Social Groups

  • Member of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Society of Turkey (https://ekoevo.org)
  • Worked in METU Biology and Genetics Student Club (http://biyogen.metu.edu.tr/)
    Founder and administrator of Ecology Subgroup (2013-2014)
    Contribute actively to Tree of Evolution Subgroup (2010-2013)

Participation

  • 5th Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Symposium; 18-20 July 2018, İzmir
  • Evolutionary Genomics Winter School; 29 January - 2 February, 2018, Hacettepe University, Ankara
  • 4th Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Symposium; 11-13 July 2017, Istanbul 
  • 3rd Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Symposium; August 31- September 1, 2016, Hacettepe University, Ankara
  • Mathematical Evolution Summer School; 6-13 September 2015, Sirince, Nesin Matematik Köyü, İzmir
  • Darwin Scholarship Programme, Monitoring and Communicating Biodiversity; 19-29 August 2015, England (Organised by Field Studies Council)
  • 2nd Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Symposium; 6-7 August 2015, METU, Ankara
  • 9th Aykut Kence Evolution Conference; 21-22 February 2015, METU, Ankara
  • 8th Aykut Kence Evolution Conference; 26-27 April 2014, METU, Ankara
  • Biological Diversity Congress; 30-31 October 2010, METU, Ankara
  • 4. National Environment and Ecology Student Congress; 8-9 February 2013, Hacettepe University, Ankara

For more information, you can download my CV.