Faculty of Medicine

Academic Members

Remzi Okan Akar

Remzi Okan Akar,  Research Asst.

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Faculty Member

R. Okan Akar after graduating from the Molecular Biology and Genetics Department of Istanbul Kültür University, where he graduated with a second degree in 2017, completed his master's degree in Cancer Biology and Pharmacology at Istinye University. During his master’s, he worked as an intern at the Karolinska Institute Oncology-Pathology department in Sweden. He has been involved in laboratory studies for more than six years from the undergraduate level. He is working on molecular cancer pathways, anti-cancer drug discovery, and cell death. He is a member of the Molecular Cancer Research Association (MOKAD) and EACR (European Association for Cancer Research). He has published 3 articles in international journals. In addition to being a research assistant at Istinye University Medical Faculty Medical Biochemistry Department, he also works at Istinye University Molecular Cancer Research Center (ISUMKAM). His hobbies include science fiction-fantastic literature and basketball.

Research Areas: Cancer Biology, Cell Death, Molecular Biology, Posttranslational Modifications, Protein-Protein Interaction

Main Areas: Moleküler Biyoloji ve Genetik,  Moleküler Biyoloji, 

2020 - Highly Promising Antitumor Agent of a Novel Platinum(II) Complex Bearing a Tetradentate Chelating Ligand
YILMAZ İSMAİL,AKAR REMZİ OKAN,Erkisa Merve,Selvi Selin,Sengul Abdurrahman,ULUKAYA ENGİN. ACS MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS, 11(5), 940-948.
2020 - A promising therapeutic combination for metastatic prostate cancer: Chloroquine as autophagy inhibitor and palladium(II) barbiturate complex
Erkisa M.,aydinlik seyma,Cevatemre Buse,AZTOPAL NAZLIHAN,AKAR REMZİ OKAN,ÇELİKLER KASIMOĞULLARI SERAP,YILMAZ VEYSEL TURAN,ARI FERDA,ULUKAYA ENGİN. Biochimie, 175(), 159-172.
2019 - A Novel 1,4-Naphtoquinone-Derived Compound Induces Mitochondria-Mediated Apoptotic Cell Death in Breast Cancer Cells
KARAKAŞ DİDEM,AKAR REMZİ OKAN,GÖKMEN ZELİHA,DENİZ NAHİDE GÜLŞAH,ULUKAYA ENGİN. TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOLOGY, 43(), 256-263.
2019 - Key actors in cancer therapy: epigenetic modifiers
AKAR REMZİ OKAN,Selvi Selin,ULUKAYA ENGİN,AZTOPAL NAZLIHAN. TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOLOGY, 43(3), 155-170.
2019 - The molecular targets of diclofenac differs from ibuprofen to induce apoptosis and epithelial mesenchymal transition due to alternation on oxidative stress management p53 independently in PC3 prostate cancer cells
ARISAN ELİF DAMLA,AKAR REMZİ OKAN,RENCÜZOĞULLARI ÖZGE,OBAKAN YERLİKAYA PINAR,ÇOKER GÜRKAN AJDA,AKIN BEYZA,DENER ELİF,KAYHAN ECEM,ÜNSAL ZEYNEP NARÇİN. Prostate International,
(2019), "MOKAD Genç Araştırmacı", "Sivil Toplum Kuruluşu", "İSTİNYE ÜNİVERSİTESİ/TIP FAKÜLTESİ/TEMEL TIP BİLİMLERİ BÖLÜMÜ/TIBBİ BİYOKİMYA ANABİLİM DALI/", "ARAŞTIRMA GÖREVLİSİ", "Diğer", "Moleküler Kanser Araştırma Derneği", Genç Bilim ve Sanat İnsanı Ödülü