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.