Dr. Elif Ugurel obtained her bachelor’s degree in Medical Biological Science in Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine and completed her master of science and doctoral education in Institute of Experimental Medicine in Istanbul University. Dr. Ugurel contributed in multidisciplinary studies in this period on Molecular Biology and Genetics, Neurology and Hematology. Her doctoral thesis is on the evaluation of Complexin1 gene expression in Neuro-Behcet’s Disease, the investigation of microRNAs targeting Complexin1 and the determination of the association with gene expression. Dr. Ugurel started her postdoctoral studies in Dr. Ozlem Yalcin’s laboratuary in Koc University and contributed in research projects on the investigation of cellular factors playing roles in the erythrocyte mechanical stress responses by proteomic and hemorheological approaches. Dr. Ugurel still continues to work as a postdoc in Molecular Hematophysiology Lab studying erythrocyte membrane proteins, post-translational modifications, mechanical properties of blood cells and their effects on functions of the microcirculation.
Ugurel E, Piskin S, Aksu AC, Eser A and Yalcin O (2020). From Experiments to Simulation: Shear-Induced Responses of Red Blood Cells to Different Oxygen Saturation Levels. Front. Physiol. 10:1559. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2019.01559.
Ugurel E, Connes P, Yavas G, Eglenen B, Turkay M, Aksu AC, Renoux C, Joly P, Gauthier A, Hot A, Bertrand Y, Cannas G, Yalcin O (2019). Differential effects of adenylyl cyclase-protein kinase A cascade on shear-induced changes of sickle cell deformability. Clin Hemorheol Microcirc. Jul 8. doi: 10.3233/CH-190563.
Uğurel E, Küçüksümer Z, Eğlenen B, Yalcin Ö (2017). Blood storage alters mechanical stress responses of erythrocytes. Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation, 66: 143–155.
Ertan NZ, Bozfakioglu S, Ugurel E, Sinan M, Yalcin O (2017). Alterations of erythrocyte rheology and cellular susceptibility in end stage renal disease: Effects of peritoneal dialysis. PLoS One. 2017;12(2):e0171371. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0171371.
Uğurel E, Şehitoğlu E, Tüzün E, Kürtüncü M, Çoban A, Vural B (2016). Increased complexin-1 and decreased miR-185 expression levels in Behçet’s disease with and without neurological involvement. Neurol Sci. 37(3):411-6.