About Lab

Welcome to the Psychobiology Laboratory


Psychobiology Laboratory

Research in our laboratory aims to elucidate the impact of circadian rhythms on affective functions and the relationship between depression and cognitive functions. We have been investigating in rats the depressive consequences of manipulating circadian rhythms either by photic stimulation or by means of lesioning the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) that regulates circadian rhythms. A major thrust of our research on depression is to delineate the central circuitry involved in the etiology of depression as induced by forced swimming. In this context, we have been systematically investigating the involvement of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST), SCN, the septal area, the amygdala and the hippocampus in depression and co-morbidity of cognitive impairment with depressive symptoms.

Lab Staff

 

Principal Investigator

 

Graduate Students

 
  • Mehmet Kocatürk, Biomedical Engineering
  • Baran Bozdağ, Biomedical Engineering 

 

Undergraduate Students

  • Duygu Yılmaz
  • Bihter Akyol
  • Zeynep Temel

Alumni

  • Emre Laçin, Cognitive Science
  • Onur İyilikçi, Psychobiology
  • Mehmet Kocatürk, Biomedical Engineering

Contact Info

 

Boğaziçi Üniversitesi, Mühendislik Fakültesi, Psikobiyoloji Laboratuvarı 34342 Bebek
e-mail: canbeyli@boun.edu.tr
Tel: 0 212 359 7334