Dr. Sedat Odabas (BSc. Biol. Ph.D. Bioeng.) is an Associate Professor and been a faculty member of Ankara University, Chemistry Department since 2014. He holds MSc and PhD in Bioengineering and BSc in Biology. As an integrated PhD researchers he studied substantially on using gene therapy applications for
Auricular Cartilage Engineering on Gelatin/Ox-Dextran Scaffolds both in in-vitro and in-vivo Rabbit Animal Models under the mini project of European Commission, 6th Framework Programme for Research, FP6-2002-NMP-1 Network of Excellence: EXPERTISSUES, Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Tissue Engineering of Bone and Cartilage Using Second Generation Biomimetic Scaffolds.
His recent researches are focused on biomaterials from blended polymers (natural or decellularized ) incorporated with magnetic nanoparticles or inorganic compounds (such as TCP) and investigating their mechano-transductive role on altering stem cell behaviours and their use for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine especially for bone and cartilage regeneration.
Berkay ERENAY, MSc.
Berkay got his BSc degree from both Istanbul Technical University and Montana State University Bioengineering Programme and had a MSc. from i Boğaziçi University, Biomedical Institute.
His doctoral studies focus on biomimetic perspectives to alter cell behavior by using elastomeric biomaterials. Dr. Odabaş is the co-advisor for Berkay.
Fulya Özdemir, MSc.
Fulya has BSc and MSc degree in Chemistry. She studied Laccase enzyme kinetics and immobilization on clays. During her Ph.D. at Ankara University, her research focuses on photo-reactive polymers , algal chemistry.
Melek İpek ERTUĞRUL
Ipek got her BSc degree in Chemistry from Ankara University, Turkey in 2019. She has been working in bteLAB under the topics of magnetic nanoparticles and decellularized scaffolds via melt electrowritting.
Süveyda has joined bteLAB in 2022. With her chemistry background, she is working on self-gellable decellularized extracellular matrix (D-ECM) hydrogels for wound healing.
Önder is a sophomore student and a STAR Fellow at Ankara University, Chemistry. He has been working at bteLAB since 2017 focused on biopolymeric scaffolds for hard tissues with mechanotransductive properties.