Work Experience

  • Todate 2019

    Senior Lecturer

    Near East University, Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology

  • 2019 2018

    Lead Scientist

    Emulate, Inc., Infectious Disease Platform

  • 2018 2015

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital, Department of Infectious Diseases

  • 2015 2014

    Research Associate

    GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines, Microbial Molecular Biology Department

  • 2011 2009

    Healthcare Scientist

    Public Health England, Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections Unit

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. ..

    PhD Infectious Diseases

    GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines, University of Rome

  • Master...

    MSc Clinical Microbiology

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Bachelor...

    BSc Medical Microbiology

    University of Surrey

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2011
    Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, 7th Framework Programme, 3-year PhD Fellowship within the EIMID-ITN network
  • 2017
    Lancefield Symposium on Streptococci and Streptococcal Diseases, Young Investigator Award
  • 2017
    Report of Invention (ROI) Use of Botulinum Neurotoxins (BoNTs) to Treat or Prevent Necrotizing Fasciitis and Bacterial Infections
  • 2018
    European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) Travel Grant
  • 2018
    Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) Travel Grant

Research Projects

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Currrent Teaching

  • 2018 BAHAR


    The aim of this course is to extend the student pharmacist’s foundation of the knowledge of hospital-acquired infections, causative agents of nosocomial infections, clinical findings during the course of infections, diagnosis and treatment options. This course will also focus on the concepts of epidemiological surveillance and molecular typing methods for outbreak detection and prevention

  • 2018 BAHAR


    learning about microbiology for pharmacists

Teaching History

  • 2018 GÜZ



  • 2018 GÜZ


    The aim of this course is to teach students the fundamental knowledge of microbiology necessary for successful diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. This course is to develop the students understanding of infections of the human body, their etiology, steps involved in diagnosis and appropriate antimicrobial treatment. This course will discuss the concepts of control and prevention of infectious diseases and the role of the pharmacists in antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention/control.

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Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, 3rd Floor