Senior Research Scientist
Dr. Turkarslan is a Research Scientist at Institute for Systems Biology. He got his PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology at University of Pennsylvania. He is interested in understanding how cells respond to changes in the environment by reprogramming their gene regulatory networks (GRN) and delineating the principles underlying the evolution of these complex regulatory programs. Dr. Turkarslan uses systems approaches to build global scale predictive network models for microbial organisms and simple communities to reverse engineer biological circuits.
Currently, he is focused on studying adaptation of microorganisms and their communities to fluctuating environments and role of regulation through investigation of gene regulatory network models, bioenergetics, modeling and single cell studies. In addition, he develops data management and dissemination tools and portals for visualization and exploration of multi-dimensional systems biology data. Dr. Turkarslan is also pursuing studies related to developing experimental and computational framework for microbial single cell genomics and transcriptomics.