01 Jun 2022


We are happy to announce that Defne was awarded with a TÜBİTAK 2247-C Fellowship, joining our “STAR Team” led by Sena!

26 May 2022


Sena, our STAR (TÜBİTAK 2247-C) fellow currently completing her undergrad studies at TOBB University, was successful in her 2209-A (Research Support Programme for Undergraduate Students) application to the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK). Her project is titled “anaylsis of rodent behavioral models with AI-based animal tracking software”.

We congratulate Sena for receiving her first research grant!

09 Apr 2022


Click here to learn more about the Science Academy's Young Scientist Award Program (BAGEP).

You can watch the 2022 Award Ceremony

23 Feb 2022


Our efforts on elucidating the biological and psychological correlates of environmental enrichment bore fruit, thanks to the perseverance of Beyza and Melisa.

This work demonstrates that brief enrichment following relatively long-term isolation stress leads to differential results in affective and cognitive systems. Following 30 days of social isolation, we observed a substantial anxiolytic effect in the experimental/enriched animals. However, rats exposed to enrichment also showed increased behavioral despair compared with the control group:

15 Nov 2021


We are happy to announce that Deren (left) and Selçuk (center) were both awarded with a TÜBİTAK 2247-C STAR Fellowship as part of our major grant from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. Their current research investigates the interaction between environmental stimulation and the behavioral effects of ketamine. Furthermore, Sena (right) from TOBB University (Ankara) is joining our lab to invigorate the “STAR Team” with her hard work and talent in programming.

20 Oct 2021

The new review/perspective article by Prof. Canbeyli presents a bottom-up model on the modulation of mood and clinical depression. Published in the European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN), the article (Sensory stimulation via the visual, auditory, olfactory and gustatory systems can modulate mood and depression) suggests that "combined use of multisensory stimulation may have synergistic ameliorative effects on depressive symptoms over and above what has so far been documented for unisensory stimulation".

04 Oct 2021

Our PI is to give an invited talk on systems neuroscience at the 17th Congress of Medical Biology and Genetics (online) on October 30th!

27 Sep 2021

The PI is to present our work on ketamine at the 57th National Psychiatry Congress (Ankara) on October 22nd! Check the congress website here.

11 Jun 2021

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