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Meral Tunc Ozdemir, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor

Undergraduate courses taught: BIO111

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meral-tunc-ozdemir-01a8003b/

Meral enjoys leading a classroom by sparking scientific curiosity. She likes to share her excitement about science, computers, and business with students and she is happy to be part of ACHS community.

Meral earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Nevada, Reno where she has studied Vitamin B1 biosynthesis to improve the nutritional value and stress tolerance of plants and worked as a teaching assistant at Biochemistry and Biochemical Analysis Labs.

After receiving her graduate degree, she did a postdoctoral research fellowship to understand better how plants use cyclic nucleotide-gated channels to reproduce under extreme environmental conditions at the University of Nevada, Reno Biochemistry Department. Then, she moved to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Biology Department, where she led projects related to complex signal transduction pathways as a postdoctoral research associate. Because she wanted to explore how translation of basic cell biology research helps farmers for sustainable agriculture, she started working at industry. Meral earned her Business Analytics Associate in Applied Science degree from Wake Technical Community College taking her data analytics and management skills a step further while working full time. She has been working in the healthcare technology industry for the last two years using her diverse skill sets among cross-functional teams.

Campus

5005 S. Macadam Ave.
Portland, OR 97239

Apothecary Shoppe

5940 S. Hood Ave.
Portland, OR 97239

Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PST

Phone

800-487-8839
503-244-0726

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