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Ilker Ozden

Ilker Ozden, Assistant Professor

Bioengineering

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Biography

Ilker Ozden’s research focuses on understanding (1) the interactive roles of the cortex, basal ganglia and cerebellum in motor control and learning and (2) how disrupted neural signaling across these brain regions leads to motor deficits, such as those in Parkinson’s disease. His lab uses optogenetics, multichannel electrophysiology and functional imaging in healthy and diseased rodent models to identify components of abnormal brain activity responsible for motor deficits, and develops methods to target these components for therapy.

Education

Ph.D. in Physics, Brown University
BS Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bogazici University
BS Physics from Bogazici University

Technical Focus

Motor Control and Learning
Neural Signaling
Optogenetics

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