Vuslat Yilmaz, PhD

CURRICULUM VITAE

NAME: Vuslat Yılmaz, PhD

GENDER: Female

DATE OF BIRTH: 23.07.1976

PLACE OF BIRTH: Istanbul, TURKEY

CITIZENSHIP: TURKEY

e-mail: vuslaty@hotmail.com

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

1997   Istanbul University, Bachelor of Science in Biology

2003   Istanbul University, Institute of Experimental Medical Research, Master Degree in Immunology

2010   Istanbul University, Institute of Experimental Medical Research, PhD Degree in Immunology

 

RESEARCH PROFILE:

June 2014-july 2015:        Post-Doc (TUBITAK GRANT-2219)

Thérapies des Maladies du Muscle Strié, UMRS 974 UPMC – INSERM – FRE 3617 CNRS – AIM, Myologie Centre de Recherche. Myasthenia Gravis Team. Project title « Investigating new roles for B cells in orchestrating autoimmunity: application to Myasthenia Gravis. »

2013-                                     Department of Neuroscience, Institute of Experimental Medical Research (DETAE), Istanbul University, Istanbul

2000-present                                       Neuroimmunology and Immunogenetics Laboratory,

2012 June                             University of Heidelberg, University Medical Centre Mannheim, Institute of Pathology-Almanya

2006 sep- oct                       Hopital Marrie Lannelongue, Universite Paris XI- CNRS

INSERM- Institut Paris- Sud Cytokines , Department De Recherce Medicale, Laboratoire Physiologie Thymique -Fransa

 

LANGUAGE: Turkish, English.

ACTIVITIES and MEMBERSHIP:

Turkish Society of Immunology

Turkish Brain Research Society (BAD)

Turkish Society of Neurology

 

SELECTED PUBLISHED ARTICLES:

  1. Yilmaz V, Oflazer P, Aysal F, Durmus H, Poulas K, Yentur SP, Gulsen-Parman Y, Tzartos S, Marx A, Tuzun E, Deymeer F, Saruhan-Direskeneli G. Differential Cytokine Changes in Patients with Myasthenia Gravis with Antibodies against AChR and MuSK. PLoS One. 2015 Apr 20;10(4):e0123546. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123546. eCollection 2015.
  1. Alahgholi-Hajibehzad M, Yilmaz V, Gülsen-Parman Y, Aysal F, Oflazer P, Deymeer F, Saruhan-Direskeneli G. Association of HLA-DRB1∗14, -DRB1∗16 and -DQB1∗05 with MuSK-myasthenia gravis in patients from Turkey. Hum Immunol. 2013 Aug 28. doi:pii: S0198-8859(13)00496-5. 10.1016/j.humimm.2013.08.271. [Epub ahead of print].
  2. Hughes T, Coit P, Adler A, Yilmaz V, Aksu K, Düzgün N, Keser G, Cefle A, Yazici A, Ergen A, Alpsoy E, Salvarani C, Casali B, Kötter I, Gutierrez-Achury J, Wijmenga C, Direskeneli H, Saruhan-Direskeneli G, Sawalha AH. Identification of multiple independent susceptibility loci in the HLA region in Behçet’s disease. Nat Genet. 2013 Mar;45(3):319-24. doi: 10.1038/ng.2551. Epub 2013 Feb 10.
  3. Yilmaz V, Tutuncu Y, Baris Hasbal N, Parman Y, Serdaroglu P, Deymeer F, Saruhan-Direskeneli G. Polymorphisms of interferon-gamma, interleukin-10, and interleukin-12 genes in myasthenia gravis. Hum Immunol. 2007 Jun; 68(6):544-9.
  4. Deymeer F, Gungor-Tuncer O, Yilmaz V, Parman Y, Serdaroglu P, Ozdemir C, Vincent A, Saruhan-Direskeneli G. Clinical comparison of Anti-MuSK- vs anti- AChR-positive and seronegative myasthenia gravis. Neurology. 2007 Feb 20; 68(8):609-11.
  5. Yilmaz V, Yentur SP, Saruhan-Direskeneli G IL-12 and IL-10 polymorphisms and their effects on cytokine production. Cytokine. 2005 May 21; 30(4):188-94.

 

AWARDS:

TUBITAK, Brain Research Society, 2009 Project Award: “T Helper and B Cell Differentation in Myasthenia Gravis”

National Immunology Congress, Girne-Cyprus 2009, Poster Presentation Awards: “B Cell and T Cell Cytokines Activities in Myasthenia Gravis”.

TUBITAK, Brain Research Society, 2001 Project Award: “Cytokine mRNA level in Myasthenia Gravis’ peripheral blood mononuclear cells”.

“Young Investigator Awards” 10th International Conference on Behcet’s Disease, 27-29 June 2002 Berlin: “Polymorphisms of CXCR-2 in Behcet’s Disease”.

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