Miss Zeynep Öztürk

University position

PhD student
Supervised by Cahir OKane


Department of Genetics

Research Theme

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


I am a first year PhD student and my project is for understanding endoplasmic reticulum (ER) organization and roles of this existence in neurons related to neurodegeneration. ER and mitochondria are two organelles firstly became dysfunctional during neurodegeneration. ER structure are functional for its function. If we can highlight its mechanism we can better undertstand neurodegeneration and may be able to prevent it before it become severe. This project might open new area for drug discoveries. Without strong knowledge on natural mechanism it is not likely to understand the disease mechanism. ER is highly promising organelle for neuroscience studies.

Research Focus


None specified

Clinical conditions

Movement disorders

No direct clinical relevance


No equipment indicated


No collaborators listed

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