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Sibel Çetinel

Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Genetics and Biotechnology

Work Experience

Principal Researcher 2019 – present Sabanci University Nanotechnology Research Application Center (SUNUM)

Post-doctoral Researcher & Research Associate 2013 –2018 Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

Teaching and Research Assistant 2006 – 2012 Molecular Biology and Genetic Department Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Visiting Graduate Student 2006-2009 Materials Science and Engineering Department, Genetically Engineered Materials Science and Engineering Center (GEMSEC), University of Washington, USA

Research Interests

  • Nanomedicine
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Peptide based detection and treatment systems
  • Tissue engineering
  • Biosensors

Last 5 Publications

  1. Malliappan Sivakumar P., Yetisgin A. A., Demir E., Sahin S. B, Cetinel S. “Polysaccharide-bioceramic composites for bone tissue engineering: A review” International Journal of Biological Macromolecules (2023) 250:126237
  2. Bal-Ozturk A., Ozcan-Bulbul E., Gultekin H. E., Cecen B, Demir E., Zarepour A., Cetinel S., Zarrabi A. “Application of Convergent Science and Technology toward Ocular Disease Treatment” Pharmaceuticals (2023) 16 (3) 445
  3. Namli I., Karavelioglu Z., Sarraf S. S., Aghdam A. S., Varol R., Yilmaz A., Sahin S. B., Ozogul B., Bozkaya D. N., Acar H. F., Uvet H., Cetinel S., Kutlu O., Ghorbani M., Kosar A. “On the application of hydrodynamic cavitation on a chip in cellular injury and drug deliveryLab on a Chip (2023) 23 (11) 2640-2653
  4. Celebi Torabfam G., Yetisgin A. A., Erdem C., Cayli A., Kutlu O., Cetinel S. “A feasibility study of different commercially available serum-free mediums to enhance lentivirus and adeno-associated virus production in HEK 293 suspension cells” Cytotechnology (2022) 74 (6) 635-655
  5. Malliappan Sivakumar P., Yetisgin A. A., Sahin S. B., Demir E., Cetinel S. “Bone tissue engineering: Anoinic polysaccharides as promising scaffolds” Carbohydrate Polymers (2022) 283:119142


  • Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Society
  • Molecular Biology Society
  • Medical Biology and Genetics Society