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Department of Genetics

"Organization and Function of Axonal ER"
Neurodegeneration, Neurodegenerative diseases, Neuron Biology, Drosophila Genetics, Genome editing tools


PhD Degree: 2017- … University Of Cambridge-(United Kingdom)-Department of Genetics/O'KaneLab

Job Experience: 2013-2017 Research Assistant - Bingol University-Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics- (Turkey)

Master's Degree-February/2013-May/2016- Istanbul Technical University-(Turkey)-Department of Molecular Biology And Genetics/Human Genetics/Multiple Sclerosis

Master Thesis Title—Investigation of Notch Signalling Pathway Proteins as Potential Biomarkers for Differentiating Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Subtypes

ERASMUS Exchange February/2012-June/2012- University Of Roskilde-(Denmark)-Department of Molecular Biology

BSc Degree-September/2008-July/2012- ISTANBUL University-(Turkey)-Faculty of Sciences-Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics

2012-2012-Bachelor’s Final Project—Identification of miR-29a targets in mitochondrial DNA.



Key publications: 

Öztürk Z, O’Kane CJ and Pérez-Moreno JJ (2020) Axonal Endoplasmic Reticulum Dynamics and Its Roles in Neurodegeneration. Front. Neurosci. 14:48. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2020.00048

Graduate student : O'Kane Group
 Zeynep  Öztürk
Email address: 
Cahir O’Kane Group
Department of Genetics
University of Cambridge
Downing Street
Cambridge, UK