Dr. Buse Cevatemre holds a bachelor’s degree from Celal Bayar University and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Uludağ University. During her higher education she was involved as an investigator in 13 research projects on anti-cancer drug development and cell death mechanisms supported by TÜBİTAK 1001 programme..


Icsel C, Yilmaz VT, Aygun M, Cevatemre B, Alper P, Ulukaya E. Palladium(ii) and platinum(ii) saccharinate complexes with bis(diphenylphosphino)methane/ethane: synthesis, S-phase arrest and ROS-mediated apoptosis in human colon cancer cells. Dalton Trans. 2018.

Cevatemre B, Erkısa M, Aztopal N, Karakas D, Alper P, Tsimplouli C, Sereti E, Dimas K, Armutak EII, Gurevin EG, Uvez A, Mori M, Berardozzi S, Ingallina C, D’Acquarica I, Botta B, Ozpolat B, Ulukaya E. A promising natural product, pristimerin, results in cytotoxicity against breast cancer stem cells in vitro and xenografts in vivo through apoptosis and an incomplete autopaghy in breast cancer. Pharmacological Research. S1043-6618(17)30993-3. 2017.

Acilan C, Cevatemre B, Adiguzel Z, Karakas D, Ulukaya E, Ribeiro N, Correia I, Pessoa JC. Synthesis, biological characterization and evaluation of molecular mechanisms of novel copper complexes as anticancer agents. BBA General Subjects. 1861(2):218-234. 2017.

Cevatemre B, Botta B, Mori M, Berardozzi S, Ingallina C, Ulukaya E. The plant-derived triterpenoid tingenin B is a potent anticancer agent due to its cytotoxic activity on cancer stem cells of breast cancer in vitro. Chemico-Biological Interactions. 260:248-255. 2016.

Karakas D*, Cevatemre B*, Aztopal N, Ari F, Yilmaz VT, Ulukaya E. Addition of niclosamide to palladium(II) saccharinate complex of terpyridine results in enhanced cytotoxic activity inducing apoptosis on cancer stem cells of breast cancer. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry. 23(17):5580-5586. 2015. Equal contribution*

Cevatemre B, Ulukaya E, Sarimahmut M, Oral A.Y, Frame F. The M30 Assay does not detect apoptosis in epithelial-derived cancer cells expressing low levels of cytokeratin 18. Tumor Biology. 36(9):6857-6865. 2015.

Ulukaya E, Frame F, Cevatemre B, Pellacani D, Walker H, Mann V, Simms M, Stower M, Yilmaz V, Maitland N. Differential Cytotoxic Activity of a Novel Palladium-Based Compound on Prostate Cell Lines, Primary Prostate Epithelial Cells and Prostate Stem Cells. PLoS One. 10;8(5):e64278. 2013.