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M.Sc. Nurcan Haştar

Nurcan completed her bachelor degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics at the Izmir Institute of Technology. After, she participated in the international Master program “ Material Science and Nanotechnology” at Bilkent University and received Master degree. Since July 2018, Nurcan is a member of Knaus lab. Her Ph.D. project focuses on the role of apical polarity scaffolding membrane proteins on endothelial cells in the context of BMP signaling.

Nurcan Hastar


PhD Candidate

Signal Transduction

nurcan.hastar (at) fu-berlin.de

Brunner P, Hastar N, Kaehler C, Burdzinski W, Jatzlau J, Knaus P. AMOT130 drives BMP-SMAD signaling at the apical membrane in polarized cells. Mol Biol Cell. 2020 Jan 15;31(2):118-130. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E19-03-0179. Epub 2019 Dec 4.

Isiksacan, Z., Hastar, N., Erel, O., & Elbuken, C. An optofluidic point-of-care device for quantitative investigation of erythrocyte aggregation during coagulation. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 2018, 281: 24-30.

Hastar N, Arslan E, Guler MO, Tekinay AB. Peptide-Based Materials for Cartilage Tissue Regeneration. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2017;1030:155-166. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-66095-0_7. Review.


Yergoz F, Hastar N, Cimenci CE, Ozkan AD, Tekinay T, Guler MO, Tekinay AB. Heparin mimetic peptide nanofiber gel promotes regeneration of full thickness burn injury. Biomaterials. 2017 Jul;134:117-127. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2017.04.040. Epub 2017 Apr 22.