Faculty of Medicine

Academic Members

Dr. Yelda Birinci graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Dokuz Eylül University, Department of Biology. She has done her masters in Medical Biology and Genetic (2007) and PhD degree in Medical Biochemistry from Karadeniz Technical University, Medicine Faculty, Basic Sciences (2014). Dr. Birinci joined Bioenergetics Laboratory in Biochemistry Department of Bologna University as a visiting researcher for her doctorate thesis supervised by Dr. Maria Luisa Genova. The main scope was the analysis of the kinetic properties of the respiratory supercomplex I-III and the role of its redox intermediate, Coenzyme Q10 in mammalian mitochondria and proteoliposome models. After her doctorate, she directly started working as a Postdoc in Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioengineering Department at Sabanci University under the supervision of Prof. Huveyda Basaga. She worked on the development of nano-based drug delivery system and expanded her research horizons with interdisciplinary research by integrating materials sciences innovation with molecular biology. The designed drug-loaded nanosystem worked efficiently on preventing and recovering oxidative damage in cells and this invention was deemed worthy of a patent by Sabanci University. The patent application was filed on December 30, 2016 (WO 2018/124994). She has worked at Koc University as a senior postdoctoral researcher for two years in the EMBO project of Dr. Yongsoo Park. The project concerns miRNA exocytosis by large dense core (LDCV) vesicle fusion in neurotransmission.

Research Areas: nano/mikro teknolojilerin klinik uygulamaları, Nanopartiküler Sistemler , Mitochondrial Medicine, Mitochondrial Supercomplexes, Theranostic Therapy, Oxidative stress

Main Areas: Moleküler Biyoloji ve Genetik, 

2021 - Role of Exosomal MicroRNAs in Cell-to-Cell Communication
Taştan Bora, Tarakcıoglu Emre, BİRİNCİ KUDU YELDA, PARK YONGSOO, GENÇ ŞERMİN. Methods in Molecular Biology","miRNomics,
2020 - Isolation of large dense-core vesicles from bovine adrenal medulla for functional studies
BİRİNCİ KUDU YELDA. Scientific Reports, 10(1),
2020 - Quercetin in the form of a nano-antioxidant (QTiO2) provides stabilization of quercetin and maximizes its antioxidant capacity in the mouse fibroblast model
BİRİNCİ KUDU YELDA. Enzyme and Microbial Technology, 138(),
2019 - Role of mTORC1 and mTORC2 in Breast Cancer: Therapeutic Targeting of mTOR and Its Partners to Overcome Metastasis and Drug Resistance
BİRİNCİ KUDU YELDA. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 1152(), 283-292.
2018 - Augmented mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase activity in children with iron deficiency: a tandem between iron and copper?
2007 - Involvement ofDFNB59 mutations in autosomal recessive nonsyndromic hearing impairment
BİRİNCİ KUDU YELDA. Human Mutation, 28(7), 718-723.
Advances Experimental Medical Biology
2019 - İngilizce, Bilimsel Kitap
ISBN: 978-3-030-20300-9