Dr Soner Dogan

Working group 2
Management Committee
Yeditepe University
  • Turkey

Dr. Soner Dogan is an Associate Professor at Yeditepe University School of Medicine in Istanbul. He has earned his Ph.D. degree at the University of Minnesota, USA. His Ph.D. thesis was on “The Effects of Sex Steroid Hormones on Intracellular Calcium Signaling Proteins in Smooth Muscle”. Then, he continued his academic career as a postdoctoral research fellow at Hormel Institute Medical Research Center, USA where he studied to discover the molecular signaling link between obesity/calorie restriction and mammary tumor development using transgenic mice models and cell culture techniques. Specifically, the roles IGF-I, leptin, adiponectin and mTOR signaling molecules in breast cancer development were investigated. In addition, to improve his teaching skills Dr. Dogan taught introductory biological courses at Riverland College in Austin, MN for four years until 2012. Recently he has been trying to understand the roles of micro RNAs, inflammation and oxidative stress in mammary tumor prevention by calorie restriction at Yeditepe University Medical School. He is also teaching Medical Biology and Molecular Biology courses to Medical, Dental and Pharmacy students at Yeditepe University since 2012. Dr. Dogan is a regular reviewer for numerous international scientific journals and also panelist to evaluate grant applications for Turkish Scientific Grant Agency (TUBITAK).