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Cengiz Laboratory Team Members

Cengiz Laboratory Team Members


Douglas Kintner

Douglas Kintner

Associate Scientist

Vishal Chanana, PhD

Vishal Chanana, PhD

Assistant Scientist

Eshwar Udho, PhD

Eshwar Udho, PhD

Associate Researcher

Wendy Sun

Wendy Sun

Research Intern

Stephanie Marquez

Stephanie Marquez

Student Researcher

Jasmin Sanchez

Jasmin Sanchez

Student Researcher

   

Douglas Kintner

Doug joined the lab in October of 2011. He comes with over 36 years of experience in basic neuroscience research on UW campus. Currently, Doug is working on developing methods to measure intracellular ions using fluroprobes and confocal imaging.

Vishal Chanana, PhD

Vishal Chanana, PhD, is an Assistant Scientist who joined the lab in 2011, 2 years after completing his Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. He is particularly trained in immune cell functioning, call death pathways, post-translational signaling and cell culturing. Vishal is working with in vitro and in vivo models of hypoxia and ischemia to reveal any sexually differential role of neurotrophin receptor signaling in the neonatal mice brains.

Eshwar Udho, PhD

Eshwar joined the lab in July 2014 and is currently involved in neonatal encephalopathy model in mouse and behavioral testing of rodents. He is also responsible for the mouse colony maintenance.  His graduate work, performed at Yeshiva University in New York, and a short postdoc at NIH, precede his time here.  He is also currently a WiScience teaching fellow and aims to have teaching be a part of his future career.

Wenzhu (Wendy) Sun

Wendy completed her undergraduate degree in Neurobiology at UW-Madison and worked at the Cengiz Lab as an undergraduate student between 2012-2015. She received the Hilldale Student-Faculty Research Scholarship Award to conduct her senior thesis project studying the neuroprotective effects of 7,8-DHF on protein expression in hippocampal neuronal cultures post HI under the mentorship of Dr. Cengiz. She is currently working on developing the methodology for stereology to estimate the labeled neuronal cell count and volume of hippocampi of neonatal mice post-HI. She aims to pursue a career as an osteopathic family physician.

Stephanie Marquez

Stephanie joined the lab in the fall of 2012 as part of the Undergraduate Research Scholar program. She will be doing fixing of brains and slicing for immunological staining. She will also be starting a pilot project to monitor the core temperature of mouse pups during hypoxia.

Jasmin Sanchez

Jasmin joined the lab in the fall of 2014 as part of Undergraduate Scholar Program. She has been using immunohistochemistry to monitor estrogen receptor expression following neonatal hypoxia-ischemia.

Cengiz Lab Alumni

Erinc Akture, MD

Erinc Akture, MD

Erinc is a graduate of Cerrahpasa University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey. He worked in the Cengiz lab from November of 2009 until June 2012 and was involved in animal housing, breeding, and rodent surgeries. Erinc was accepted to the General Surgery Preliminary Program at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Erinc successfully presented two research posters at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting in 2010, San Diego, CA. Erinc is currently in training as a resident at University of Vermont, Department of Neurological Surgery.

Ulas Cikla, MD

Ulas Cikla, MD

Ulas is a graduate of Istanbul University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey. He finished his residency in Izmir Tepecik Training and Education Hospital, Izmir, Turkey and became a consultant neurosurgeon. He finished his obligatory service in Gumushane State Hospital, Gumushane, Turkey in 2012. He joined the lab in August of 2012 and was involved in animal housing, breeding, and rodent surgeries until May of 2015. He is currently working at Baskaya Lab and continuing his research career.

Ecem Gunes

Ecem Gunes

Ecem graduated from the Erciyes University School of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey and is now and working at Kocaeli University School of Medicine. She worked in the Cengiz lab from June 2010 until September 2010. She was involved in preparation of hippocampal astrocyte cultures and immunohistochemical staining.

Benjamin M. Hiller

Ben was an undergraduate student at the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin. He joined the lab in February 2012 and was involved in in-vitro studies that requires expertise in astrocyte culture and cytokine release. Ben graduated from the UW Madison in the spring of 2012 and worked in the Lab throughout the summer. Starting in the Fall of 2012, he was looking for work at the Northwestern University in Chicago, IL.

Pınar Kendigelen, MD

Pınar Kendigelen, MD

Pinar graduated from Cerrahpasa University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey and is currently is a faculty member at Cerrahpasa University School of Medicine. She worked in the Cengiz lab from October 2009 until January 2011. Pinar was involved in mouse behavioral testing and development of hippocampal astrocyte cultures. She is currently practicing as an anesthesiologist. Pinar presented her work at the Brain Meeting in June 2011, Barcelona, Spain and completed a book chapter in animal behavioral testing.

Neil Kleman

Neil Kleman

Neil was a member of the Cengiz lab from September 2008 until June 2010. He was involved in immunohistochemical staining and cell counting using epiflourescent and confocal microscopy. Neil is currently a medical student at Des Moines University.

Giovanni Rodriguez

Giovanni Rodriguez

Givoanni was in the lab in the fall of 2012 to 2014 as an Undergraduate Research Scholar. She is currently a senior majoring in biology and works as an assistant for the Center of Academic Excellence.

Kutluay Uluc, MD

Kutluay Uluc, MD

Kutluay graduated from Cerrahpasa University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey. He joined the Cengiz lab in September 2008 and left in March 2011. Kutluay was involved performing the mouse model of neonatal hypoxia ischemia. He is currently in training as a resident at the University of Wisconsin, Department of Neurological Surgery.

Rosalind N. Koff

Louise Zhang

Louise was an undergraduate student in the Cengiz lab from May 2010 to June 2011. She was involved in sectioning the brain specimens and immunohistochemical staining. Louise is currently applying for Medical School.

Collaborators

Reid Alisch, PhD

Assistant Professor

Peter Ferrazzano, MD

Associate Professor

Jon Levine, PhD

Professor

John Svaren, PhD

Associate Professor

Raghu Vemuganti, PhD

Professor

     

Last updated: 01/04/2016
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