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Özlem Tuğçe Çilingir-Kaya, who was born in 1983 in Istanbul, is "Assistant Professor" in Histology and Embryology Department – Marmara University, since 2018. She began her academic career as an research assistant in 2009 until 2016 in the same department. In 2016 she took the "lecturer" position in her department.

She received her master degree in Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Histology and Embryology Department in 2008, then she received her PhD degree in Histology and Embryology Department, Marmara University School of Medicine, Institute of Health Sciences in the area of neuroscience in 2015. She gained grant from YÖK and worked as a visiting graduate student in Oregon Health and Science University, Department of Behavioral Neuroscience and Pathology, Portland, USA during her PhD in 2014. She attended several courses and workshops during her education, one of the most important one is the course of  “Fundamentals and Applications of Fluorescence Microscopy in Modern Cell Biology” organised by American Society for Cell Biology and Koc University in 2012 by getting the bursary from Turkish Society for Electron Microscopy. She presented 4 seminars for Istanbul University, Maltepe University and Turkish Society for Electron Microscopy as an invited speaker. She has 31 articles in national and international journals. She is affilliated to 6 national and international societies. She has 6 scientific awards from national and international organisations. The last one is the “Young Histochemist” award from "International Federation of the Societies for Histochemistry and Cytochemistry". She continiues her studies mainly on neurogenesis and the immunoelectron microscopic techniques, besides she also continiues immunohistochemical and histopathological researches.

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School of Medicine
Basic Medical Sciences
Department of Histology and Embriology


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