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Z. OZLEM KESKIN

 

Koc University                                                                                                                                           tel:      90-212-338-1538 (w)

College of Engineering, Chemical & Biological Engineering                                                                           fax:     90-212-338-1548

Rumelifeneri Yolu, 34450                                                                                                                            email:  okeskin@ku.edu.tr

Sariyer, Istanbul -Turkey                                                                                  

 

 

EXPERIENCE

10/10 - present     Professor

                           Koc University, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey

 

02/12 - 06/12       Visitor at Sabbatical leave

                           National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH

 

09/11 - 01/12       Visitor at Sabbatical leave

                           Bogazici University, Molecular Biology & Genetics

 

10/07 - present    Associate Professor

                           Koc University, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey

 

04/03 - 09/07       Assistant Professor

                           Koc University, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey

 

02/04 - 09/04        Visiting Scientist

                           Center for Cancer Research, Nanabiology program, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Maryland, USA

 

08/01 - 03/03       Assistant Professor

                           Koc University, Department of Chemistry, Istanbul, Turkey

 

07/02 - 09/05       Visiting Scientist (with R. Nussinov) for summers

                           Laboratory of Experimental and Computational Biology, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Maryland, USA

 

06/01 - 07/01        Visiting Fellow (with I Bahar)

                           Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA

 

08/99 - 06/01        Post-doctoral Fellow (with DG Covell)

                           Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center (FCRDC), National Cancer  Institute, National Institutes of Health

                           Laboratory of Experimental and Computational Biology, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Maryland, USA

 

07/98 - 03/99        Visiting Fellow (with RL Jernigan and DG Covell)

                           FCRDC, NCI, National Institutes of Health, , Frederick, Maryland, USA

 

10/93 - 07/99        Research and Teaching Assistant

                           Chemical Engineering Department, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

 

06/94 - 09/94        Visiting Fellow

                           University of South Florida, Tampa, USA

 

                           Intern                                  

06/92 - 08/92        Akin Tekstil, Istanbul, Turkey

06/91 - 08/91        Akcimento Cement Plant, Istanbul, Turkey

 

EDUCATION

1995 - 1999          Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

Dissertation: Computer-Aided Characterization of Proteins and Anticancer Agents

Advisor:       Dr. Ivet Bahar

 

1993 - 1995          M.S., Chemical Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

Thesis:         Preparation of Aerogel Catalysts Using Supercritical Drying and Comparison of Their Physical and Chemical Properties with the Properties of Xerogels

Advisor:       Dr. Sermin Sunol

 

1989 - 1993          B.S., Chemical Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

 

TRAINING

Fall 2000, Spring 2001    Biochemistry I & II, FAES Graduate School, NIH, USA

Sep 12-Dec 12, 2001       Current Topics in Genome Analysis, Human Genome Research Institute, NIH, Bethesda, USA

Jul 2-10, 1998:               Practical Course: "Bioinformatics: Computer Methods in Molecular Biology" by ICGEB), held in Trieste, Italy

 

HONORS and AWARDS

 

 

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Plos One

Plos Comp Biol

BMC Structural Biology

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Biophysical Society

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

2001 - 2003 American Chemical Society

 

 

PERSONAL

Female, Turkish nationality

 

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