Student ProfileI am from Izmit, an industrial city in Northwest Turkey. After goıng to elementary school in my hometown, I attended Galatasaray High School, a French-speaking institution in Istanbul dating back to the 15th century. I did my undergraduate studies at Boğaziçi University in the department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. There, I worked in a psychobiology lab for a semester on rat depression models and then I switched to Neurodegeneration Research Laboratory to work on the genetics of ALS. I came to the Brown University Neuroscience Department through a special Turkish-American Fellowship funded by Kıraç Family. I am currently working in the Hart lab, trying to figure out the role of Notch signaling at the adult neuromuscular junction of C. elegans.
Boğaziçi UniversityResearch | Presentations & Posters | Publications | Accomplishments | Hobbies & Outside Interests
Presentations and Posters
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey Undergraduate Fellowship (Boğaziçi)
Suna Kıraç Fellowship and Research Fund in Molecular Biology (Brown)
Sorkac A, Singh K, DiIorio MA, Hart AC (2011) Notch Signaling regulates synaptic transmission at the neuromuscular junction. 18th International C. elegans Meeting.
Singh K, Bennett HL, Sorkac A, DiIorio MA, Hart AC (2011) Notch signaling regulates many aspects of quiescence during C. elegans lethargus. 18th International C. elegans Meeting.
TA for Principles of Neurobiology, Neuro 1020, taught by Dr. Barry Connors (2011)
TA for Suna Kıraç Workshop on Neurodegenerative Disease: From Genetic Models to Therapies (2011)
Society for Neuroscience 2009, 2010
International C. elegans Meeting 2011
Suna Kıraç Conferences on Neurodegeneration 2007, 2009
Hobbies and Outside Interests