Hande Ozdinler Hande Ozdinler

  • United States
  • Award-winning neuroscientist, specializing on the cure for ALS disease
    Associate Professor at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
    Founder of "Art Loves Science Foundation"

Biography

Dr. Ozdinler is trained as a molecular biologist and received her Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics, and her Master’s degree in Biotechnology on a joint program between Molecular Biology and Genetics, and Chemical Engineering Departments of Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey.

She then moved to United States and earned her PhD in Cell Biology, Anatomy and Neuroscience at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. 

She completed her post-doctoral studies at the Neurosurgery Department of Mass. General Hospital-Harvard Medical School, before becoming an Instructor.

She is now an Assistant Professor at the Neurology Department of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

Ozdinler lab is focused on the “upper” motor neuron component of ALS, and uses both in vitro and in vivo applications to investigate CSMN biology in detail. Ozdinler lab is the second lab at Northwestern to be supported by the Les Turner ALS foundation.

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