Hikmet Geckil:Education and Experience

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  • Fullbright Research Associate (2009-2010):Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • CHA-Israel Post-doctoral Fellow (1999-2000): Ben Gurion University
  • TUBITAK PhD Scholar (1989-1995): Illinois Institute of Technology


EDUCATION(detail...)

  • B.S., Firat University, 1980-1984 Department of Biology, Elazig, Turkey.
  • M.S., Inonu University, 1986-1988 Molecular Biology, Malatya, Turkey
    • Financial support: The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey, (TUBITAK)
  • Language Education, Middle East Technical University, 1988-1989 (5 months) ​
    • Financial support: Turkish Ministry of Education.   
  • Language Education, American Language Academy, BW College,1989-1990 (7 months), Berea, Ohio.​
    • Financial support: The Turkish Ministry of Education
  • Ph.D.Illinois  Institute of Technology, 1991-1995: Molecular Biology), Chicago, Illinois. ​
    • Financial support:  The Turkish Ministry of Education
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Ben Gurion University,1999-2000 (1 year) Life Sciences, Beer-Sheva, Israel.​
    • Financial support: The Council for Higher Education of Israel
  • Fulbright FellowHarvard University and  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009-2010 (6 months) Center for Biomedical Engineering, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, Cambridge, MA​
    • Financial support: US Department of State

      TEACHING and RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    • 1985-1988: Research Assistant at Inonu University, Biology Department, Malatya, Turkey
    • 1992: Instructor for "Women in Science and Engineering" summer program at Illinois Institute of Technology
    • 1992-1994: Teaching Assistant, Methods in Microbial Genetics and Genetic Engineering Laboratory (BIOL 523), at Illinois Institute of Technology (Practical aspects of recombinant DNA technology; Growth, handling andmaintenance of cultures; Quantitative techniques; Use of mutagens; Isolation and genetic analysis of mutants inyeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae; Cloning, transformation of Escherichia coli and restriction mapping ofDNA; Use of Southern blotting and amplification of DNA using PCR technology).
    • 1993-1994: Teaching Assistant, Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory (BIOL 519) at Illinois Institute of Technology(analytical methods for macromolecules; enzyme reactions; spectrophotometry; purification of proteins; centrifugation; chromatography; electrophoresis; pHand ion specific electrode; radioisotope tracer methodology).
    • 1993-1994: Teaching Assistant, Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory (BIOL 446/533) at Illinois Institute of Technology (Growth of Escherichia coli; Chromosomal DNA extraction from bacteria; optical properties of DNA; Elements of genetic engineering: bacterial plasmid DNA extraction, restriction mapping and analysis; Cell fractionation: organelle isolationand markerenzyme assays; Protein fractionation; Estimation ofprotein molecular weight: polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis; Protein synthesis and detection in vitro: in vitro translation, electroblotting, chemiluminescence detection; Chromosome stability in yeast.
    • 1994-1995: Teaching Assistant, Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory (BIOL 519) at Illinois Institute of Technology(analytical methods for macromolecules; enzyme reactions; spectrophotometry; purification of proteins; centrifugation; chromatography; electrophoresis; pH and ion specific electrode; radioisotope tracer methodology).
    • 1996-1999: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey
    • 1999-2000: Postdoctoral Fellow of The Council for Higher Education of Israel at Ben Gurion University (Israel)
    • 2000-2005: Assistant Professor , Department of Biology, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey
    • 2005-2010: Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics, Department of Biology, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey
    • 2009-2010: Fulbright Fellow, Center for Biomedical Engineering, Department of Health Sciences and Technologyof Harvard University Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
    • 2010-2011: Professor of Molecular Genetics, Department of Biology, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey
    • 2011-present: Professor of Molecular Genetics, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey

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