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Executive Board

 

 

 

 

 


 

Prof. Dr. Alper B. ISKIT (President) 
Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Pharmacology, Ankara
E-mail: alperi@hacettepe.edu.tr

 

  

Prof. Dr. Bilgen BASGUT (Vice President) 
Başkent University, Department of Pharmacology, Ankara
E-mail: bilgenbasgut@baskent.edu.tr

 

Bilgen Basgut has graduated from Gazi University Faculty of Pharmacy in 1997. She got her master's degree in 2000 and PhD in 2005 at the same faculty, Department of Pharmacology. In 2004, she was deemed worthy of the Loreal Young Women in Science support award with her doctoral thesis proposal. In 2008, she worked in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics of the University of Florida, Faculty of Medicine, in the United States, for 1 year, with an international postdoctoral research scholarship from ‘The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye’. Başgut, who received the title of associate professor in 2012 and professor in 2019, gave both undergraduate and graduate lectures in the fields of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy at Gazi University, Eastern Mediterranean University and Near East University Faculty of Pharmacy and served in many administrative positions. In 2015, she established the first Clinical Pharmacy and Drug Consultation Center of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus within the Near East University Hospital and served as the Center coordinator. Bilgen Başgut, who works in the field of cardiovascular pharmacology, clinical pharmacy education and practices, has many articles and abstracts published in national and international peer-reviewed journals. As a consultant, she conducted many master's and doctoral theses in the fields of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy. She has been serving as the Head of the Department of Pharmacology at Başkent University Faculty of Pharmacy since June 2020. In addition, she is the coordinator of the Clinical Pharmacy and Drug Consultation Center within Başkent Ankara Hospital.

 

 

 

Associate Prof. Dr. Gokcen TELLI (Secretary General)
Hacettepe University Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology, Ankara
E-mail: gokcentelli@hacettepe.edu.tr

 

Gokcen Telli was born in Zonguldak in 1989. She graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Pharmacy in 2011. She completed her PhD in 2017 at the same faculty, Department of Pharmacology. In 2021-2022, she carried out studies on the pulmonary vascular system at Complutense University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology, as a Tübitak 2219 Postdoctoral International Researcher scholar for 9 months. In 2022, she was assigned as an Assistant Professor at Hacettepe University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology, where she worked as Research Assistant between 2013-2022. She received the title of Associate Professor in 2023. She is currently carrying out her studies on the pulmonary vascular system and pulmonary hypertension in the same department, and also serves as an Executive Board Member of the Faculty and Commission Member in the Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency.

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gokce Sevim OZTURK FINCAN (Accountant)
Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Pharmacology, Ankara.
E-mail: gsozturk@gazi.edu.tr

 

 

 

 

Prof.Dr. Alper OKYAR (Member) 
İstanbul University Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology, Ankara
E-mail: aokyar@istanbul.edu.tr

 

Alper Okyar was born in Adapazarı in 1973. He graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Pharmacy in 1994. He completed his master's degree in Pharmacology Department of Istanbul University Institute of Health Sciences in 1997 and his doctorate in the same Department in 2004. He received the title of Associate Professor in 2012 and Professor in 2018. Dr. Okyar completed his doctoral studies at Martin Luther University School of Pharmacy (Halle/Saale-Germany) with a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) between August 2000 and April 2001, and studied at Paris XI with a TÜBİTAK-2219 scholarship between November 2007-2008. He was a post-doc researcher at the University-Biological Rhythms and Cancer Institute (Paris-France). Dr. Alper Okyar has been a member of the Local Ethics Committee for Animal Experiments at Istanbul University since 2010, and Vice President of the Department of Professional Pharmacy Sciences at Istanbul University Faculty of Pharmacy since 2018. Between 2019 and 2023, he served as Advisor to the Rector Responsible for University-Industry Cooperation. Dr. Okyar has been working as the Director of Istanbul University Technology Transfer Application and Research Center since January 2019. Dr. Alper Okyar has over 60 research and review articles in national and international indexed journals in his field and over 1300 citations in WOS index journals, and his WOS H-index is 20. His research interests are on biological rhythms and cancer, chronopharmacokinetics and preclinical evaluation of molecules affecting the circadian rhythm.

 

Prof. Dr. Bilgin KAYGISIZ (Member)
Eskişehir Osmangazi University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Pharmacology, Eskişehir
E-mail: bilginkay@yahoo.com

 

He was born in Ankara in 1975. He graduated from Eskişehir Osmangazi University Faculty of Medicine (ESOGU) in 2000. He completed his Medical Specialization Training at ESOGU Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Pharmacology (2005-2010). He worked in different positions as a specialist doctor (2010-2013), lecturer (2013-2016), assistant professor (2016-2017), associate professor (2017-2023) in ESOGU Department of Medical Pharmacology and is currently working as a professor in the same Department (2023- ). He has published approximately 30 articles in peer-reviewed, internationally indexed and well-known journals. He took part in many scientific projects as both manager and researcher. His researches focus on behavioral experiments in neuropsychopharmacology and the mechanisms of action of agents used in the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. He visited Behavioral Pharmacology and Translational Neuropsychiatry Unit as a visiting professor at the Department of Biomedicine at Aarhus University in Denmark. He is a member of the Executive Board of ESOGU Health Sciences Institute and Head of the Department of Interdisciplinary Neurosciences. He has contributed as a reviewer to many international journals and is in the Editorial Board of Osmangazi Medical Journal and Pharmacological Research-Reports journal.

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Nalan TIFTIK (Member)
Mersin University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Pharmacology
E-mail:nalantiftik@yahoo.com

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Nalan Tiftik was born in 1973 in Nuremberg/Germany. She graduated from Dicle University Faculty of Medicine in 1995. After working as a physician at the Ministry of Health between 1995 and 2004, she completed her master's degree at Mersin University Health Sciences Institute in 2005 with his thesis titled "Rho/Rho-Kinase Pathway and Nitric Oxide Relationship in Rat Coronary Microvascular Endothelial Cell Culture" and in 2009 she received her master's degree with her thesis titled "Rho in Human Erythrocytes" and she completed her PhD in the Department of Medical Pharmacology with her thesis titled "Functional Importance of /Rho-Kinase Signal Conduction Mechanism". In 2010, she assigned as a lecturer at Mersin University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Pharmacology, and in 2021, she received the title of Associate Professor in the field of Medical Pharmacology. She served as a member of Mersin University Clinical Research Ethics Committee between 2011-2020. As of 2022, she has been serving as a member of the Clinical Research Ethics Committee again and as Vice President of the Clinical Research Ethics Committee since 2023. She has been a Turkish Pharmacological Society member since 2005. She is married and has one child.