Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pınar TULAY

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pinar Tulay was born in Nicosia, 8th October 1985. She completed her high school education in Turk Maarif Koleji in Nicosia, Cyprus. She graduated from University of Missouri in 2006 with double degree in Chemistry and Mathematics (B.Sc.).

In 2008, she joined the Chemical Biology Department at Imperial College London to complete her master’s degree. Her work focused on investigating the role of N-myristole enzyme in cancer cell lines. In 2009, she joined Preimplantation Genetics Group (PGD) at University College London (UCL). She completed her M.Sc. in Prenatal Genetics and Fetal Medicine and continued her Ph.D. with the same team. Her research focused on investigating DNA repair, gene expression and chromosomal abnormalities in human oocytes and embryos. During her Ph.D., she worked as a clinical PGD and PGS specialist and she was involved in developing and optimizing PGD protocols for patients with inherited cancer predispositions and translocation carriers.

After completing her Ph.D., Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tulay joined Bahceci IVF Centre as a genetics specialist. Her research focused on investigating human embryos obtained from translocation carriers. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tulay has joined the Medical Genetics Department, Faculty of Medicine at Near East University in 2014. Her research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of human embryonic development and women’s health issues including molecular regulations of osteoporosis and drug delivery mechanisms in breast cancer.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tulay is a member of international societies of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis International Society (PGDIS) and European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE).