Gizem Donmez Successfully Balances Work and Play

It is important to know the fine line between work and play. As a student of higher education for over a decade, and now a researcher and professor, Gizem Donmez knows that you have to find time to have fun. A life of continuous work leaves no time for yourself, something that can be dangerous in the long run. Striking the delicate balance between work and play in everyday life is as important as breathing.

Finding that fine line can be difficult but necessary. Many people see leisure time as taking away from productivity at work, but people like Gizem Donmez believe it actually has the opposite effect. By taking your mind off of your work for a period of time, you are actually preparing yourself to be more productive in the future.

Gizem Donmez has two post-graduate degrees, including a PhD, and spent five years as a postdoctoral fellow at MIT. She is a highly successful professional who understands what it takes to be productive. Individuals like her limit their consecutive work time to two hour blocks. At the end of two hours, approximately, they take a 5-10 minute break where they focus on something they enjoy.

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Gizem Donmez an Expert at Interviews

Whether it’s for enrollment in a prestigious academic program, or for a full time job, Gizem Donmez knows all about interviews. Many people see interviews as scary, intimidating, or daunting. Interviews are a way for schools or companies to gauge what kind of person you really are. Paper applications and resumes only tell so much, but face-to-face interaction can paint a more detailed picture of a person. If you don’t have anything to hide, interviews are an exciting chance to showcase yourself. The more interviews you are a part of, the better people skills you will acquire.

In order to have a successful interview, makes sure you have everything in line. Always dress nicely, and comes prepared. Preparation means knowing a little bit about the company or person interviewing you, having questions to ask, and knowing what they are going to ask you.

Interviews do not have to be scary. Take the title of ‘interview’ off. Sweating the interview should become a thing of the past.

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Three Social Media Tips

Gizem Donmez is quite active in the world of social media. She currently uses Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, and has plans to expand to other platforms in the future. Gizem Donmez has experience using social media for both personal and career use, and she sees tremendous usefulness in each. Below are some tips and tricks that should be followed when using social media.

(1) Know your privacy status.

Some people want their social media profiles to be private, and others do not. Plenty of people think their profiles are private, but would be surprised to learn they are not that private at all. You should be aware of what is available to people, and what is not.

(2) Take time to learn.

Social Media sites have come a long way since their inception. Many people don’t even know half the features their favorite social media site provides. Everyone should take the quick tutorials that most sites offer, as they are a free and easy way to learn about all the incredible options available to you.

(3) Sell your brand.

If you are in a career field where you need to sell yourself as a commodity, use social media to do so. Employers use social media sites, especially Facebook and LinkedIn, to both eliminate and find future employees.

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Gizem Donmez and Continuing Education

Education is one of the most important factors to a successful career. Financial cost of continuing education is far less costly than the benefits you will receive.

Gizem Donmez has three different degrees and a postdoctoral fellowship to prove her personal belief in the importance of continuing education in today’s increasingly intelligent workforce. Gizem Donmez pursued education for more than 10 years, something that gave her a B.S. in Molecular Biology and Genetics, an Msc in Molecular Biology, and a PhD in Molecular Biology and Chemistry. After collecting her degrees, she spent five years as a postdoctoral fellow at MIT, and now she is currently the Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at Tufts University.

  • Knowledge is Power. In some senses, knowledge is everything. It is impossible to know everything, but everyone should go out and learn about something they never thought they would be able to understand.
  • Resumes are Stronger. People have gotten significantly smarter in the last 50 years, but she does think society has found a way to benchmark smarts. Almost the entire white collar population has a four year college degree now; it is no longer the exception. The Masters is the new Bachelors, so people need to pursue higher education in order to set themselves apart.

Three Social Media Tips

Gizem Donmez is quite active in the world of social media. She currently uses Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, and has plans to expand to other platforms in the future. Gizem Donmez has experience using social media for both personal and career use, and she sees tremendous usefulness in each. Below are some tips and tricks that should be followed when using social media.

(1) Know your privacy status.

Some people want their social media profiles to be private, and others do not. Plenty of people think their profiles are private, but would be surprised to learn they are not that private at all. You should be aware of what is available to people, and what is not.

(2) Take time to learn.

Social Media sites have come a long way since their inception. Many people don’t even know half the features their favorite social media site provides. Everyone should take the quick tutorials that most sites offer, as they are a free and easy way to learn about all the incredible options available to you.

(3) Sell your brand.

If you are in a career field where you need to sell yourself as a commodity, use social media to do so. Employers use social media sites, especially Facebook and LinkedIn, to both eliminate and find future employees.

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Tufts University Assistant Professor Gizem Donmez

Gizem Donmez has devoted many years to education and science. She knew from a young age that she could do well in science and devoted the bulk of her studies to advancing herself in the area. Fortunately, Gizem Donmez had a very supportive family and was encouraged to study biology and genetics in Turkey.

Gizem Donmez earned her undergraduate degree at Middle East Technical University in Turkey. For two years following the completion of her undergraduate degree, she studied in Germany. It was also in Germany that Gizem Donmez completed her PhD. Gizem Donmez then moved to the United States in order to complete her postdoctoral fellowship at MIT.

Gizem Donmez finished her postdoctoral fellowship at MIT in 2011. It was in October of 2011 that she took on her new role as an assistant professor of neuroscience at Tufts University School of Medicine. Not only does Gizem Donmez work as a professor and help educate eager minds in science, but she also conducts research in the field of aging and neurodegenerative diseases. Gizem Donmez’s work focuses on sirtuins and the correlation between age and diseases in the brain.

As of 2013, Gizem Donmez is preparing to complete her second year at Tufts University. She is grateful for the opportunity the university has given her to teach and research such important topics. Gizem Donmez has published multiple science articles on topics related to Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related brain diseases. She has had over fifteen articles published and was awarded the 2012 New Scholar Award by the Ellison Foundation.

Gizem Donmez enjoys her role as an assistant professor of neuroscience and hopes to enjoy a long, full, and successful career at Tufts University. Gizem Donmez encourages students to study science and be confident in their research. Gizem Donmez’s greatest hope is to have her research lead to a cure.

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Science and Biology Student Gizem Donmez

As a researcher and assistant professor at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, Gizem Donmez knows learning never stops. As a scientist, Gizem Donmez’s job is to continuously learn and ask questions in order to discover the ins and outs of age-related degenerative diseases of the brain.

Gizem Donmez’s research has led her to consider many aspect of aging brains. Recently, much of her focus has been on the role of sirtuins. Gizem Donmez describes sirtuins as molecules related to lifespan regulation. Gizem Donmez has spent many years studying molecular biology.

As an assistant professor of neuroscience at Tufts University, it is no surprise that Gizem Donmez knows her way around a microscope. She studied molecular biology and genetics at Middle East Technical University in Turkey. She then moved to Germany, where she completed her master’s of science in molecular biology and her PhD in molecular biology and biochemistry from Max Plank Institute for Biophysical Chemistry.

Gizem Donmez has spent many years studying as much as possible about the molecules that create and affect life. While she is no longer a student, but is now an assistant professor, Gizem Donmez continues to learn. Each article she writes furthers her continuing studies in biology, aging, and disease.

Gizem Donmez encourages more students to go into fields related to science. While she had a natural talent and curiosity related to molecular biology, Gizem Donmez encourages all students, young and old, to research and pursue the areas of science that interest them. The work done by Gizem Donmez in her lab may one day lead to a breakthrough in developing a treatment for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. Gizem Donmez has done much research in the area, and has written numerous science articles related to sirtuins and Alzheimer’s disease. Gizem Donmez was awarded the New Scholar Award in Aging in 2012.

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Many Years of Study Completed by Gizem Donmez

Gizem Donmez is a true student of science. By the fall of 2013, Gizem Donmez will have spent two years as an assistant professor of neuroscience at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. Gizem Donmez spent many years studying molecular biology.

At a student, Gizem Donmez kicked of her career as a future scientist at Middle East Technical University in Turkey. For two years, Gizem Donmez was a member of TASSA (Turkish Scholars and Scientists Association). From 1996 to 2000, she studied molecular biology and genetics.

After Gizem Donmez graduated with her undergraduate degree in 2000, she moved to Gottingen, Germany. She was accepted into Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Biology at Gottingen University. From 2000 to 2007, Gizem Donmez studied molecular biology through the international master/PhD program. In 2002, she completed her master’s degree and in 2007, graduated with her PhD in molecular biology and biochemistry.

After completing her PhD, Gizem Donmez performed her postdoctoral fellow at MIT from 2007 to 2011. After completing research at MIT as a postdoctoral fellow, Gizem Donmez was hired as an assistant professor in neuroscience by Tufts University. While Gizem Donmez’s traditional and formal education is over, she continues to study and conduct research.

Gizem Donmez’s research is highly focused. Her studies are on sirtuins and the role they play in the aging brain. Gizem Donmez hopes her research will someday lead to a breakthrough treatment in regards to Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related neurodegenerative diseases.

Gizem Donmez embarked on a long, successful path as a student when she studied molecular biology at Middle East Technical University. From 1996 to 2007, Gizem Donmez worked and studied hard as a professional student of science. Her near decade of formal education was immediately followed up with research at formal institutes dedicated to medical research. Gizem Donmez has published numerous articles on aging and neurodegenerative diseases.

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