Faculty of Medicine

Academic Members

Özgür Tataroğlu

Özgür Tataroğlu,  Dr.

Faculty Member

Dr. Özgür Tataroğlu completed his undergraduate education at Boğaziçi University, Molecular Biology and Genetics Department in 2002. He continued his graduate education at the University of Virginia Biology Department, Virginia, USA and graduated in 2006 with his article titled “The Methamphetamine-Sensitive Circadian Oscillator (MASCO) in Mice” under Prof. Michael Menaker. In 2011, he completed his PhD at Heidelberg University Biochemistry Institute in Germany with the thesis titled “Role of Glycogen Synthase Kinase (GSK) in temperature compensation of the Neurospora circadian clock” under Prof.Michael Brunner. Dr. Özgür Tataroğlu was a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Neurobiology Department in the United States between 2011-2017, and worked as Scientist I at Google California Life Sciences (Calico) Company in San Francisco, USA between June-October 2017. There he has worked on CRISPR-Cas9, lentiviruses, biological clock, aging, and longevity. He is an expert in molecular biology and genetics, gene design, cloning, DNA sequencing, protein biochemistry, protein analysis, RNA analysis, and bacterial and mammalian cell cultures. Dr. Özgür Tataroğlu has 9 international research articles within the scope of SSCI, and scanned by the Web of Science, and their total citation number is 371, the h-index is 9, and the h-index is 9.

Research Areas: Kök Hücre ve Kanser Biyolojisi, CRISPR-Cas9 Gene Editing, Gene Therapy, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Biological Clocks and Circadian Rhythms

Main Areas: Moleküler Biyoloji ve Genetik,  Genetik,  Biyoteknoloji, 

2015 - The molecular ticks of the Drosophila circadian clock.
TATAROĞLU ÖZGÜR,Emery Patrick. Current Opinion in Insect Science, 7(), 51-57.
2014 - Studying circadian rhythms in Drosophila melanogaster
TATAROĞLU ÖZGÜR,Emery Patrick. Methods, 68(1), 140-150.
2012 - Glycogen Synthase Kinase Is a Regulator of the Circadian Clock of Neurospora crassa
TATAROĞLU ÖZGÜR,Lauinger Linda,Sancar Gencer,Jakob Katharina,Brunner Michael,Diernfellner Axel C. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 287(44), 36936-36943.
2010 - Of switches and hourglasses: regulation of subcellular traffic in circadian clocks by phosphorylation
TATAROĞLU ÖZGÜR,Schafmeier Tobias. EMBO reports, 11(12), 927-935.
2009 - Lithium and genetic inhibition of GSK3β enhance the effect of methamphetamine on circadian rhythms in the mouse
Mohawk Jennifer A,Miranda-Anaya Manuel,TATAROĞLU ÖZGÜR,Menaker Michael. Behavioural Pharmacology, 20(2), 174-183.
2007 - Posttranslational Regulation of Neurospora Circadian Clock by CK1a-dependent Phosphorylation
Christina Querfurth,Diernfellner Axel,Heise Frank,Lauinger Linda,Neiss Andrea,TATAROĞLU ÖZGÜR,Brunner Michael,Schafmeier Tobias. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, 72(1), 177-183.
2006 - The methamphetamine-sensitive circadian oscillator (MASCO) in mice.
TATAROĞLU ÖZGÜR,Davidson Alec J,Benvenuto Luke J,Menaker Michael. JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL RHYTHMS, 21(3), 185-94.
2005 - Circadian effects of timed meals (and other rewards).
TATAROĞLU ÖZGÜR,Davidson Alec J,Menaker Michael. Methods in Enzymology, 393(), 509-23.
2004 - Effect of lesioning the suprachiasmatic nuclei on behavioral despair in rats.
TATAROĞLU ÖZGÜR,Aksoy Ayla,Yilmaz Ajda,Canbeyli Resit. BRAIN RESEARCH, 1001(1-2), 118-24.