Assist. Prof. Dr. İlker ÖZŞAHİN

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Assist. Prof. Dr. Ilker Özşahin has extensive experience in medical imaging devices including modeling, simulation and image reconstruction such as Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Positron Emission Mammography (PEM), Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT), and Compton Camera (CC). He has worked on several different fields of science such as high energy physics, solid-state physics, and medical imaging. He has been to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA to work on growth of carbon nanotubes. He worked at Universidad Autonomy de Barcelona in Spain as a PhD student for one year in an ERC funded PET project. In addition to his PhD studies, he has worked as a research assistant for six years in the Physics Department at Çukurova University in Adana, Turkey. After earning his PhD, he won the International Postdoctoral Research Scholarship from The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) for Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) for one year and then was supported by Harvard for his further postdoctoral studies. Currently, as a faculty in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Near East University, he is working on investigating the effects of general anesthesia on small animal brain with a novel functional imaging paradigm, which he started and contributed at Harvard, as well as understanding the mechanism of general anesthesia which is one of the biggest mysteries of modern medicine. He is also working on a novel motion correction technique for patients undergoing PET scans.

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