Prof. Nevbahar TURGAN, PhD

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I was born in Ankara, Turkey in 1961 and spent my early life in Turkey and Italy. From 1972 to 1979, I attended the American Collegiate Institute in İzmir for my high school education. I received my medical degree from the Ege University Faculty of Medicine in 1996 and completed my Clinical Biochemistry residency training between 1987-1991 in the Department of Medical Biochemistry of the same faculty.

I earned associate professor degree in 1997 and professorship in 2004. I spent nineteen years as a full time faculty member at the Department of Medical Biochemistry of Ege University Faculty of Medicine. I served as Chair of the Medical Biochemistry Department from September 2014 until my retirement from public sector in January 2017. In February 2017, I began to work as a full time faculty member of the Department of Medical Biochemistry at the Near East University Medical Faculty.

Selected honors include the Gordon Signy Research Fellowship of the World Association of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (WASPaLM), and a Short Term Fellowship from the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO). These supports enabled me to conduct clinical and molecular biochemical research on selected topics in Heinrich Heine University Diabetes Research Institute in Düsseldorf, Germany and the Clinical Chemistry Department of the same university and the Clinical Chemistry Department of Lund University in Sweden.

My clinical biochemical research interests are mainly focused on the pathogenetic mechanisms of atherosclerosis and angiopathic complications of diabetes and on cancer stem cells in basic biochemistry. I published more than 50 original research articles in medical journals indexed under SCI and SCI expanded. Aside from writing chapters in several textbooks, I worked as a translation editor of the edition of Harper’s Biochemistry, published in 2015.

I am fluent in English and Italian languages and have knowledge of French.