Resume - Prof. Dr. Aslı TOLUN

Education

  • BS in Physics, Robert College (currently Boğaziçi University), Istanbul, Turkey (1971).
  • MS in Biophysics, Pennsylvania State University, USA (1973).
  • PhD in Scientific Microbiology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (1979).

Fellowships

  • Teaching assistantship in Physics, Robert College, 1970-71.
  • Teaching assistantship in Biophysics, Penn State, 1971-72.
  • Swedish Institute guest scholarship, 1973-76.
  • Uppsala University graduate study fellowship, 1976-78.
  • Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Research Fund, 1979-81.
  • Rockefeller Biotechnology Career Fellowship, 1986-89.

Work Experience

  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Biology Department, University of California San Diego, 1979-82.
  • Assistant Professor, Biology Department (currently Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics), Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 1982-84.
  • Associate Professor, Biology Department, Boğaziçi University, 1984-89.
  • Full Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Boğaziçi University, 1989- 2016 (retired)
  • Chair, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Boğaziçi University, 1996-2002.

Awards

  • Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK): junior researcher award, 1984.
  • Boğaziçi University Senior Researcher Award, 1999 and 2011.

Memberships

  • Turkish Academy of Sciences (until Nov 2011).
  • Science Academy (Dec 2011 - January 2013)
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association of Turkey
  • Turkish Biophysics Association
  • European Molecular Biology Organization

Other Academic Activities

  • Council member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences (5.1999-6.2000, 4.2003-11.2005, 6.2007-6.11).
  • Member of TUBITAK Basic Sciences Research Group (8.2004 - 4.2005).
  • Boğaziçi University Committee on Research with Human Participants, founding chair (2003 - 2006).
  • Academic Advisor for Boğaziçi University Student Science Club (1983 - 2012).
  • BU representative in the Istanbul Governor's Human Rights Council (2005 - )
  • BU member of Honorary Academic Titles and Service Council (2014-2016 )
  • L'Oreal Women In Sciences national program founding president (2001-2012)