Emine Şekerdağ

Dr. Emine Şekerdağ, earned both her Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree of Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences at Leiden University in the Netherlands and completed her Neuroscience PhD study at Koç University in Turkey. She completed the first part of her Master’s project at the Drug Delivery Technology Department of the Leiden Academic Center for Drug Research (LACDR), where she worked with transdermal drug delivery via vaccine coated solid microneedles. She also performed an Erasmus internship at the Pharmaceutical Technology Department of Hacettepe University in Turkey, and worked with anti-cancer drug loaded hybrid nanoparticles against glioblastoma. Dr. Şekerdağ focused her PhD study on the role of pericytes (multi-functional mural cells of the microcirculation that wrap around the endothelial cells) in the pathophysiology of Multiple Sclerosis. Also, she participated as a co-editor in the design and organization of a scientific book published by Elsevier. Currently, in her postdoctoral study, Dr. Şekerdağ focuses on nanotechnology based drug delivery strategies to the brain with a special focus on targeting pericytes.

 

Selected Publications

  • Mohammad M. Aria, Emine Sekerdag, Shashi B. Srivastava, Ugur M. Dikbas, Sadra Sadeghi, Samuel Pering, Petra J. Cameron, Yasemin Gursoy-Özdemir, Ibrahim H. Kavakli, Sedat Nizamoglu. Perovskite‐Based Optoelectronic Biointerfaces for Non‐Bias‐Assisted Photostimulation of Cells. Advanced Materials Interfaces (2019) DOI: 10.1002/admi.201900758.
  • Şekerdağ E, Solaroğlu I, Gürsoy-Özdemir Y. Cell death mechanisms in stroke and novel molecular and cellular treatment options. Current Neuropharmacology. (2018);16(9):1396-415.
  • Sekerdag E, Lüle S, Bozdağ Pehlivan S, Öztürk N, Kara A, Kaffashi A, et al. A potential non-invasive glioblastoma treatment: Nose-to-brain delivery of farnesylthiosalicylic acid incorporated hybrid nanoparticles. Journal of Controlled Release. (2017);261:187-98
  • Sekerdag E. Challenges of the Nose-to-Brain Route. In Nanotechnology Methods for Neurological Diseases and Brain Tumors: Drug Delivery across the Blood-Brain Barrier. Elsevier (2017). p. 103-13.
  • Sekerdag E. Nasal Physiology and Drug Transport. In Nanotechnology Methods for Neurological Diseases and Brain Tumors: Drug Delivery across the Blood-Brain Barrier. Elsevier (2017). p. 93-102.
  • Yasemin Gürsoy-Özdemir, Sibel Bozdag-Pehlivan, Emine Sekerdag. Book: Nanotechnology Methods for Neurological Diseases and Brain Tumors: Drug Delivery across the Blood-Brain Barrier. Elsevier (2017). p. 1-361.
  • Koen van der Maaden, Emine Sekerdag, Pim Schipper, Gideon Kersten, Wim Jiskoot and Joke Bouwstra, Layer-by-layer assembly of inactivated poliovirus and N-trimethyl chitosan on pH-sensitive microneedles for dermal vaccination. Langmuir (2015) 31(31): 8654-60.
  • Koen van der Maaden, Emine Sekerdag, Wim Jiskoot and Joke Bouwstra, Impact-insertion applicator improves reliability of skin penetration by solid microneedle arrays. The AAPS Journal (2014) 16(4): 681-684.