Research

Research Interests:

·Nanocarriers, drug/gene delivery, nonviral vectors

·Biomaterials, wound dressing

·Smart polymers, amphiphilic polymers, controlled polymerization (RAFT)

·Polymerization by microwave heating

·Peptide selection by phage display technology

Projects:

·Pirincipal Investigator:“Synthesis, Characterization of PVP-bPEG (Polyvinylpyridine-b-poly(ethyleneglycol methylether methacrylate)) as potential DNA or drug carriers by RAFT polymerization”, TUBITAK, 110T570, 2010-2011.

·Pirincipal Investigator: “Design, Synthesis, Characterization of Polymeric Carriers for Antisense Oligonucleotide Delivery to Tumor Cells”, TUBITAK, 107T864, 2008-2010.

·Pirincipal Investigator: “Preparation and characterization of antibacterial, double-layer wound dressing materials and investigation of their antibacterial properties”,YTÜ Extensive Research Project, 2011-07-04-KAP05, 2011-2013.

·Pirincipal Investigator: “Synthesis and Characterization of HPMA-VP Copolymers by RAFT,YTÜ-MSc Project,2011-2012.

·Researcher: “A New Vaccine Approach Towards Leishmaniasis: Lipophophoglycan-Polymer Conjugates”, TUBITAK, 2008-2011.

·Researcher: "Tissue Engineering in Biomedical Technologies -TissueBiomed", FP6 Framework Program, FP6-2004-ACC-SSA-2, Hacettepe University, Bioengineering, 2005-2006.

·Researcher: "Expertissues Network of Excellence", FP6 Framework Program, Hacettepe University, Bioengineering, 2004-2006.

·Researcher: "Inhibition of Smooth Muscle Cell Proliferation for the Prenevtion of Restenosis”, TUBITAK 1001, Hacettepe University, Bioengineering, 2005-2006.

·Researcher: "Design of Polymeric Vectors for Gene, Chemotherapeutic and Radiotherapeutic Agents Delivery to the Cells", HU Research Project, Hacettepe University, Bioengineering, 2002-2005.

·Researcher: "Selection of Peptides Specific to Inorganics by Phage Display” USA/ARO-DURINT, University of Washington, Materials Sciences&Engineering, Seattle, USA,2002-2003.