College of Sciences: Promotion of Dr. Selda Küçükçifçi Güllü and Dr. Nurhan Özlü

Author: Levent Demirel
Time: 15:00

Dear Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure to announce that the Board of Trustees has approved the promotions of Dr. Selda Küçükçifçi Güllü to Professor of Mathematics and Dr. Nurhan Özlü to Associate Professor of Molecular Biology & Genetics as of today.

Dr. Küçükçifçi Güllü received her PhD degree in Mathematics from Auburn University, USA in 2000. After postdoctoral research at University of Catania, Italy and Auburn University, USA, she joined Koç University Mathematics Department in 2001. Her research interests are in combinatorics with emphasis on combinatorial design theory and graph theory. She is the recipient of 2006 Turkish Academy of the Sciences (TÜBA) GEBİP Award. Dr. Küçükçifçi Güllü has contributed significantly to undergraduate teaching and graduate student advising and has served in various university committees.  

Dr. Özlü received her PhD degree in Cell Biology from Dresden University of Technology & Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology & Geneitcs, Germany in 2001. After postdoctoral research at Harvard University Medical School, USA between 2006-2010, she joined Koç University Molecular Biology & Genetics Department in 2010. Her research interests are in cell biology and quantitative proteomic approaches with focus on understanding mechanisms that regulate cell division. She received several prestigious research grants including EMBO installation grant, Marie Curie Career Integration Grant and TUBITAK Research Grants. She is the recipint of 2012 L’oreal Women in Science Award and 2013 Turkish Academy of the Sciences (TÜBA) GEBİP Award. Dr. Özlü has established the KU Preteomics Facility which provides mass spectroscopic analysis for quantitative proteomic and phosphoproteomic techniques.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Küçükçifçi Güllü and Dr. Özlü for this very important achievement in their academic careers.

Best Regards,


Prof. Levent Demirel

Dean, College of Sciences