Assoc. Prof. ISIK G. YULUG
Dr. Isik G. Yulug is Associate Professor at Bilkent University, Molecular Biology and Genetics. She has been the Chair of the Department between 2014-2017. Dr. Yulug graduated from Hacettepe University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Ankara, Turkey. She received her master’s degree from Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Medical Biology Department in 1990. She then earned her PhD degree in molecular genetics at University of London, the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in 1995. She worked at University of London, Ludwig Cancer Institute, London and M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center. She was awarded with NATO PhD fellowship by TUBITAK. She is a recipient of Lawley Scholarship by University of London, the Best Scientific Work Award of the World Society for Breast Health and the L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Award. She joined to the Bilkent University in 1996. She acted as assistant chair between 2001-2007 and as a deputy chair in 2007-2008. She has been the member of Science Faculty Board since 2002, member of the Board of directors in Graduate School of Engineering and Science, Bilkent University since 2012. She served as Council Member in European Association for Cancer Research and has been representing Turkey in the council for four years. She worked as an Elected Steering Committee Member for the Research Networking Program on Frontiers of Functional Genomics in European Science Foundation since for four years. She is currently serving as a member of UNESCO Bioethics Committee member in Turkey. Her group has concentrated working on the identification, expression profiling, and epigenetic mechanisms of the genes involved in initiation and progression of human malignancies especially in breast cancer. Her articles published in citation index journals received over 1500 citations.