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Nurdan Ozkucur

Research Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Assistant Professor Nurdan Ozkucur

Nurdan Ozkucur

Research Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Phone 617-642-6758
200 Boston Avenue, Suite 2600
Medford, MA
Research: 
neuroengineering, optoelectronics, developmental neurobiology, pediatric brain tumor, multicellular systems biology, electrobiology, living cellular devices
Biography: 

Nurdan Ozkucur received a B.Sc. in Biology from Ege University and her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in anatomy, cell biology, and tissue engineering from the Technische Universität Dresden, where she worked in the Funk Lab. Before joining the Tufts Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ozkucur was a postdoctoral fellow in the Levin Lab, affiliated with the Tufts Biology Department, and in the Kaplan Lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Prior to her time at Tufts, she was a short-term fellow in the Zhao Lab at the University of California-Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures, and in the Okamura Lab at the Osaka University Department of Physiology. Her postdoctoral research was in the areas of tissue regeneration, cancer, electrotaxis, endogenous voltage sensing, developmental neurobiology, and a 3D in vitro model of brain development.

Education: 
Ph.D., Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Tissue Engineering, Technische Universität Dresden, 2008
M.Sc., Molecular Bioengineering (Tissue Engineering), Technische Universität Dresden, 2004
B.Sc., Biology (Zoology), Ege University, 2000
Professional Experience: 
2017-present:

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2012-2016:

Tufts University

  • 2016: NSF Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • 2012-2015: DFG Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Biology
2009-2011:

Postdoctoral Scientist, Department of Anatomy, Technische Universität Dresden Medical Theoretical Center

2010:

DFG Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Regenerative Cures, University of California-Davis School of Medicine

2010:

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physiology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine