Ayten NALBANT, MSc, PhD
Email:          aytennalbant@iyte.edu.tr
Office:         +90 (232) 750-7545
Laboratory: +90 (232) 750-7626
Fax:             +90 (232) 750-7509

EDUCATION
BSc, in Biology,
University of Istanbul, Istanbul, TR (1990)
MSc, in Biochemistry, USC, Los Angeles, U.S.A. (1995)
PhD, in Molecular Biology/Immunology, USC, Los Angeles, U.S.A. (2003)
Post-Doctorate, Immune Response Laboratory, USC, Los Angeles, U.S.A. (6/2004)

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT
10/2004-present: Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics
5/2007-present: Advisor to Dean of Faculty of Science
11/2004-5/2007: Chair of Department of Biology
08/2005-5/2007: Associate Dean of Faculty of Science

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Immune Regulation
T Cells Lineage Commitment
Stem Cell Differentiation
Immunoproteomics and Immunogenomics

 CLASS TAUGHT

      Gradute Courses
MBG 507 Advanced Cell Biology
MBG 515 Advanced Immunology
MBG 585 Immunogenomics

      Undergradute Courses
MBG 201  Cell Biology

PUBLICATIONS
Nalbant A, Chen C, Wang Y, Zadeh HH. Induction of T-cell apoptosis by Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans mutants with deletion of ltxA and cdtABC genes: possible activity of GroEL-like moleculeOral Microbiology And Immunology 18 (6): 339-349 DEC 2003

Zadeh HH, Nalbant A. Selective survival of regulatory T-cells, is responsible for the suppression of cytokine expression in response to Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans. 
Journal of Dental Research 82: B378-B378 2951 Sp. Iss. B Jun 2003

Zadeh HH, Nalbant A, Kreutzer DL. Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans-induced apoptosis preferentially targets TH1 and TH2 T cell subsets leading to selective survival of regulatory T cells. Faseb Journal 17 (7): C169-C169 Suppl. S APR 14 2003

Nalbant A, Zadeh HH. Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans induces apoptosis of T lymphocytes by the Fas and Fas ligand pathway. Oral Microbiology And Immunology 17 (5): 277-284 Oct 2002

Nalbant A, Haghighatpour M, Zadeh HH. Activation of regulatory T cells by Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans is responsible for impaired cytokine expression. Journal of Dental Research 81: 2474 Sp. Iss. SI Mar 2002

Zadeh HH, Nalbant A, Park K.Large-scale early in vitro response to Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans suggests superantigenic activation of T-cells. Journal of Dental Research 80 (1): 356-362 Jan 2001

Nalbant A, Zadeh HH. Evidence for apoptosis of the majority of T cells activated in vitro with Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans. Oral Microbiology And Immunology 15 (5): 290-298 Oct 2000

Zadeh HH, Nalbant A, Tanavoli S. In vitro activation of T cells with A. actinomycetemcomitans leads to apoptosis or anergy of most cells and differentiation into effectors of only a minor subset. Journal of Dental Research 79: 901 Sp. Iss. SI 2000