Journey to curiosity, by bioimaging, biodynamics, and biocomputation


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Dr. Coskun is currently an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University. Dr. Coskun directs an interdisciplinary research team at the Single Cell Biotechnology Laboratory.

Previously, Dr. Coskun was an Instructor of Radiology at  Stanford University, working with  Prof. Garry Nolan as a postdoctoral fellow and then a faculty member at Stanford University. He is an alumnus of the Ignite Entrepreneurship Program at Stanford University School of Business.

Dr. Coskun received his “systems biology” postdoctoral training from the California Institute of Technology (with Prof. Long Cai) and  “Immuno-Oncology” experience from the Beckman Research Institute (with Prof. Peter P. Lee). 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 is a recipient of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Research Fellowship (2015-2018), the Burroughs Wellcome Fund CASI Award (2016-2021), and the National Institutes of Health K25 Career Development Award (2018-2023). In addition, He is the inaugural recipient of the TASSA Kenan Sahin Award (2018), given by TASSA (Turkish American Scientists).

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

Ion beam subcellular tomography, BioRxiv, 2019
Subcellular localization of drug distribution by super-resolution ion beam imaging, BioRxiv, 2019
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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