Topics: GABA (A) Receptors, Biological Psychiatry, Neurobiology of Free will. Methods: Genetic Engineering and Recombinant DNA Technology, Bioinformatics, Mammalian Cell culture, Confocal Microscopy
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3119-101X
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Ayla Arslan was born in Istanbul and studied at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkiye. Following her M.S. degree in Biotechnology (METU), she was awarded the scholarship of the German Research Foundation (DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) to pursue her doctorate at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (Heidelberg University), Germany, where she completed her doctorate under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Hilmar Bading. By using the techniques of genetic engineering, bioinformatics, mammalian cell culture and confocal microscopy, Ayla Arslan had worked on the molecular factors involved in the membrane targeting of brain’s inhbitory ion channels, the GABA (A) receptors, which became her doctoral thesis.
Ayla Arslan has worked as an academician and researcher in the USA, Turkiye, Russia and Bosnia & Herzegovina. Before her position at Uskudar University, she was the Head of Natural Science Department and Coordinator of the Genetics and Bioengineering Program at the International University of Sarajevo. Ayla Arslan is also the founder and the CEO of iBioHub -Innovative Biology Hub, a non-profit organization aiming for the better integration of academia, industry, and society in the context of biosciences and sustainable development.
Ayla Arslan is the member of Society for Neuroscience (SfN), USA. She is the reviewer and member of several journals’ editorial boards, including Frontiers in Psychiatry. Her research has a focus on GABA (A) receptors’ targeting and oligomerization (Please see Oflaz et al 2019 and Arslan 2021 for recent publications about this topic). In addition, she has also worked in the context of brain and behavior with emphasis on the theoritical identification of the new research strategies for the investigation of psychological phenomena during health and disease. Selected publications are Arslan 2015 and Arslan 2018 . Her full list of publications covered by the NIH, National Library of Medicine (USA) can be viewed in the Pubmed bibliography.
The teaching portfolio of Dr. Arslan involves undergraduate and graduate level subjects in the field of molecular life sciences, biotechnology, biopsychology and neuroscience. Her approach to higher education involves the implementation of innovative student-centered teaching methodologies such as flipped classroom, harmonized with classical lecturing methods.
Education Status & Academic Titles
Academic Activities > Publications(ISI Web of Science Core Collection *) Toplam: 3
Editorial: The inflammation markers in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: Do we have promising results?
Frontiers in Psychiatry (2023)
Genes, brains, and behavior: imaging genetics for neuropsychiatric disorders
Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences (2015)
Cytoplasmic domain of δ subunit is important for the extra-synaptic targeting of GABAAreceptor subtypes
Journal of Integrative Neuroscience (2014)
Academic Activities > Editörlük
- Frontiers in Psychiatry Schizophrenia, ISSN:1664-0640, 2021.
- Ana Bilim Dalı Koordinatörü / Coordinator of Department, Biyoteknoloji Ana Bilim Dalı Koordinatörü, (2022 - Devam ediyor.)
- Koordinatör / Coordinator, Erasmus Koordinatörlüğü (Enstitü / Fakülte / MYO), (2022 - Devam ediyor.)
- Koordinatör / Coordinator, Erasmus Bölüm Koordinatörlüğü, (2022 - Devam ediyor.)
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