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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