Dr. Tamer Önder received his Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Cornell University. He then carried out PhD thesis work on cancer metastasis and cancer stem cells under the supervision of Prof. Robert Weinberg at the Whitehead Institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Subsequently, Dr. Önder was a postdoctoral research fellow in Prof. George Daley’s group at the Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital Boston where he studied somatic cell reprogramming and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. His current research focuses on molecular mechanism of reprogramming and generation of patient-specific iPS cells. Research in Dr. Önder’s group is supported by the EU FP7 Marie Curie CIG, EMBO, TUBA, The Newton Fund and TUBITAK. For more information please visit the research group webpage (scl.ku.edu.tr)

Selected Publications

Transgene-Free Disease-Specific iPSC Generation from Fibroblasts and Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells. Fidan K, Ebrahimi A, Çağlayan ÖH, Özçimen B, Önder TT.  Methods Mol Biol.2016;1353:215-31.

Generation of integration-free induced pluripotent stem cells from a patient with Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF). Fidan K, Kavaklıoğlu G, Ebrahimi A, Özlü C, Ay NZ, Ruacan A, Gül A, Önder TT. Stem Cell Res. 2015;15(3):694-6

Onder TT, Kara N, Cherry A, Sinha AU, Zhu N, Bernt KM, Cahan P, Marcarci BO, Unternaehrer J, Gupta PB, Lander ES, Armstrong SA, Daley GQ. Chromatin-modifying enzymes as modulators of reprogramming. Nature. 2012 Mar 4;483(7391):598-602.