Berrak Ugur, Ph.D., Board Member
Berrak Ugur: Berrak Ugur, Ph.D, studied molecular biology and genetics in Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. Berrak received her Ph.D. from Baylor College of Medicine in Dr. Hugo J. Bellen’s Lab. In the Bellen lab, she studied how a mitochondrial metabolite regulates synaptic transmission using fruit flies as her model organism. Following her PhD., Dr. Ugur joined Dr. Pietro De Camilli’s Lab at Yale University as a Postdoctoral Fellow to investigate how metabolism integrates into the neuronal function using cell biology tools. Currently, Dr. Ugur is a William N. & Bernice E. Bumpus Fellow, an Associate Research Scientist at Yale and a project manager for Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s for the Team De Camilli. Her current research interests include understanding the cellular role of FAM177A1 in human physiology.