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Ahmet is currently a research fellow in “systems immunology” at Stanford University (with Prof. Garry Nolan) in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the School of Medicine.

Previously, he received his “systems biology” postdoctoral training from the California Institute of Technology (with  Research Prof. Long Cai) and  “Immuno-Oncology” experience from the Beckman Research Institute (with Prof. Peter P. Lee).

He is a recipient of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Research Fellowship (2015-2018)  from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Career Development Program (CDP) and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (2016-2021)  from the Career Award at the Scientific Interface (CASI).

He holds a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering & Bioengineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (with Prof. Aydogan Ozcan) and bachelor’s degrees from Koc University, Turkey in Physics and Electrical Engineering.

He researches single cell proteomics & genomics, systems biology, precision medicine, and biophotonics. His research centers on quantitative analysis in biology and medicine.

In addition to research advancements, he is extremely passionate about teaching students who will become the future leaders, researchers, and scientists. He believes that transferring experience to the next-generation is crucial to assure the continuation of knowledge, idealism, and impact.

He promotes the use of Bioart and Nanoart for teaching. He supports Entrepreunership efforts of his students in especially biotechnology. He shares recent resources on academic mentoring in his Science Professionalism web blog. Finally, he is deeply committed to Open Science vision to liberate scientific progress.

Selected publications

Cellular identity at the single-cell level
 Molecular BioSystems, 2016
Dense transcript profiling in single cells by image correlation decoding, Nat. Methods 2016
Single-cell in situ RNA profiling by sequential hybridization, Nat. Methods 2014
Lensfree optofluidic plasmonic sensor for real-time and label-free monitoring of molecular binding events over a wide field-of-view, Scientific Reports, 2014
Wide-field optical detection of nanoparticles using on-chip microscopy and self-assembled nanolenses, Nat. Photonics, 2013
Imaging without lenses: achievements and remaining challenges of wide-field on-chip microscopy, Nat. Methods, 2012

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