Dr. İhsan Solaroğlu earned his MD degree from Osmangazi University and completed a Neurosurgery Residency Program at Ankara Numune Research and Education Hospital. Post Doctoral Fellowship in Neuroscience at Loma Linda University with Professor John H. Zhang was followed with advanced fellowship training in neurovascular surgery. Dr. Solaroğlu’s research interests include the effect of hematopoietic growth factors on neuroprotection. Ongoing work is focusing on the role of pericytes in blood-brain barrier function and stroke. In addition, separate experiments seek to identify novel pathways underlying proliferation, migration and survival of glioma cells. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Loma Linda University in California, US.

Selected Publications

Neurotrophin-3 Provides Neuroprotection via TrkC Receptor Dependent pErk5 Activation in a Rat Surgical Brain Injury Model. Akyol O, Sherchan P, Yilmaz G, Reis C, Ho W, Wang Y, Huang L, Solaroglu I, Zhang JH. Exp Neurol, in press.

IVIG activates FcγRIIB-SHIP1-PIP3 Pathway to stabilize mast cells and suppress inflammation after ICH in mice. Akyol GY, Manaenko A, Akyol O, Solaroglu I, Ho WM, Ding Y, Flores J, Zhang JH, Tang J. Sci Rep. 2017 Nov 14;7(1):15583.

The Role of Pericytes in Neurovascular Unit: Emphasis on Stroke. Oztop-Cakmak O, Solaroglu I, Gursoy-Ozdemir Y. Curr Drug Targets. 2017;18(12):1386-1391.

DICER governs characteristics of glioma stem cells and the resulting tumors in xenograft mouse models of glioblastoma. Mansouri S, Singh S, Alamsahebpour A, Burrell K, Li M, Karabork M, Ekinci C, Koch E, Solaroglu I, Chang JT, Wouters B, Aldape K, Zadeh G. Oncotarget. 2016 Aug 30;7(35):56431-56446.