::     People     ::                Meet the members of the Sarikaya Group


GEMSEC Workshop, Friday Harbor Labs, Sept 6-8, 2006

Mehmet Sarikaya, Ph.D.

Email: sarikaya@u.washington.edu

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington
Affiliate Professor, Chemical Engineering, Univeristy of Washington
Affiliate Professor, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Istanbul Technical University


Director, GEMSEC, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

327 Roberts Hall, Box 352120
Seattle, WA 98195, USA
PHONE: +1 206-543-0724
FAX: +1 206-543-6381

Link to CV

Anita Simmons

Email: anitas@u.washington.edu

Administrator, GEMSEC, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

327 Roberts Hall, Box 352120
Seattle, WA 98195, USA
PHONE: +1 206-221-7045
FAX: +1 206-543-6381

Visiting Professor:

Candan Tamerler, Ph.D.

Email: candan@u.washington.edu

Long Term Visiting Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, University of Washington 302C Chair & Professor, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Istanbul Technical University


Director, MOBGAM, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

Roberts Hall, Box 352120
Seattle, WA 98195, USA
PHONE: +1 206-685-7869
FAX: +1 206-543-3100

Post Doctoral Fellows:

Hanson Fong, Ph.D.

Advisor(s):  Mehmet Sarikaya & Martha Somerman
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering
Address: Box 352120, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Office: 231 Wilcox
Lab: 121 Roberts
Phone: +1 206-616-6515
Fax: +1 206-543-3100

Email:
hfong@u.washington.edu
Research Projects:

  • Cementum Regeneration
  • Enamal Restoration

Marketa Hnilova, Ph.D.

Advisor(s):  Mehmet Sarikaya
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering
Address: Box 352120, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Office: 431 Roberts
Lab: 133 Wilcox
Phone: +1 206-616-6812
Fax: +1 206-543-3100

Email:
markeh@u.washington.edu

Research Projects:

  • Combinatorial Phage and Cell Surface Display Technology - Selection and Characterization of Inorganic-Binding Peptides
  • Inorganic-Binding Peptides' interactions with solid materials
  • Peptide-directed assembly of various nanostructures/fluorophores towards nanosensing and nanoprobing platforms
  • Peptide-mediated noble metal nanoparticle formation using combinatorial inorganic-binding peptides

Ersin Emre Oren, Ph.D.

Advisor(s): Mehmet Sarikaya & Ram Samudrala
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering
Address: Box 352120, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Office: 437 Roberts
Lab: 237 Wilcox
Phone: +1 206-616-6643
Fax: +1 206-543-3100

Email:
eeoren@u.washington.edu
Research Projects:

  • Modeling Protein-Inorganic Interactions
  • Modeling and design of inorganic binding peptides
  • Protein structure prediction
  • Bioinformatics & knowledge-based design

Yuhei Hayamizu, Ph.D.

Advisor(s):  Mehmet Sarikaya
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering
Address: Box 352120, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Office: 121 Roberts Hall
Lab: 121 Roberts Hall
Phone: +1 206-616-6515
Fax: +1 206-543-3100

Email: hayamizu@u.washington.edu
Research Projects:

  • Conductive characterization of GEPIs
  • Optical characterization of GEPIs and the hybrid materials with nano-materials

Graduate Students:

Mustafa Gongormus

Advisor(s):  Mehmet Sarikaya & Candan Tamerler
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering
Address: Box 352120, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Office: 235 Wilcox
Lab: 135 Wilcox
Phone: +1 206-616-6812
Fax: +1 206-543-3100

Email: musgun@u.washington.edu

Research Projects:

  • Selection and characterization of inorganic-binding peptides through
    combinatorial approaches
  • Biomimetic control of calcium/phosphate formation for hard tissue engineering
  • Hetero-functional peptide systems for smart tissue scaffolds and controlled
    cell behaviour
  • Solid phase peptide synthesis

Urartu Seker

Advisor(s):  Mehmet Sarikaya & Candan Tamerler
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering
Address: Box 352120, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Office: 235 Wilcox
Lab: 135 Wilcox
Phone: +1 206-616-3169
Fax: +1 206-543-3100
Email: urartu@u.washington.edu

Research Projects:

  • SPR/QCM

Christopher So

Advisor(s):  Mehmet Sarikaya & Candan Tamerler
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering
Address: Box 352120, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Office: 413 Roberts
Lab: 121 Roberts
Phone: +1 206-616-6515
Fax: +1 206-543-3100

Email: crso@u.washington.edu
Research Projects:

  • Quantitative time-lapsed ex-situ analysis of peptide-solid interactions
  • Single molecule force spectroscopy
  • in-situ AFM of protein-solid interactions
  • Solid phase peptide synthesis
  • nanofabrication
  • Depletion assays to interrogate energetics of peptide-solid interactions

Brandon Wilson

Advisor(s):  Mehmet Sarikaya & Candan Tamerler
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering
Address: Box 352120, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Office: 427 Roberts
Lab: 236A Wilcox
Phone: +1 206-616-6812
Fax: +1 206-543-3100

Email: brandonw@u.washington.edu
Research Projects:

  • Quantitative characterization of peptide and protein kinetics using
    SPR
  • Kinetic Modeling of peptide adsorption

Turgay Kacar

Advisor(s):  Mehmet Sarikaya & Candan Tamerler
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering
Address: Box 352120, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Office: 235 Wilcox
Lab: 135 Wilcox
Phone: +1 206-616-6812
Fax: +1 206-543-3100

Email: kacart@u.washington.edu
Research Projects:

  • GEPI aided nanophotonics
  • Enzyme immobilization

Dmitriy Khatayevich

Advisor(s):  Mehmet Sarikaya
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering
Address: Box 352120, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Office: 235 Wilcox
Lab: 135 Wilcox
Phone: +1 206-616-6812
Fax: +1 206-543-3100

Email: dk25@u.washington.edu 
Research Projects: 

  • Biocompatibility of multimaterial substrates via GEPIs
  • Ionic effects on peptide binding
  • Lipid bi-layer anchoring via GEPIs

Sibel Cetinel

Advisor(s):  Mehmet Sarikaya & Candan Tamerler
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering
Address: Box 352120, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Office: 235 Wilcox
Lab: 235 Wilcox
Phone: +1 206-616-6812
Fax: +1 206-543-3100

Email:
cetinels@u.washington.edu
Research Projects:

  • Huntington Protein/GEPI fusion
 

Karen Hinkley

Advisor(s):  Mehmet Sarikaya & Candan Tamerler
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering
Address: Box 352120, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Office: 121 Roberts
Lab: 121 Roberts
Phone: +1 206-616-6515
Fax: +1 206-543-3100

Email:
karenhi@forestridge.org
Research Projects:

  • Mechanical properties of snail-shells

Hilal Yazici

Advisor(s):  Mehmet Sarikaya & Candan Tamerler
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering
Address: Box 352120, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Office: 235 Wilcox
Lab: 135 Wilcox
Phone: +1 206-616-6812
Fax: +1 206-543-3100

Email: hilaly@u.washington.edu
Research Projects:

  • Peptide –based designed biomaterials for medical applications through biomimetic approache

Banu Taktak

Advisor(s):  Mehmet Sarikaya & Candan Tamerler
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering
Address: Box 352120, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Office: 235 Wilcox
Lab: 135 Wilcox
Phone: +1 206-616-6812
Fax: +1 206-543-3100

Email: banu@u.washington.edu
Research Projects:

  • Genetic Design and Synthesis of bifunctional GEPIs

Volkan Demir

Advisor(s):  Mehmet Sarikaya & Candan Tamerler
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering
Address: Box 352120, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Office: 235 Wilcox
Lab: 135 Wilcox
Phone: +1 206-616-6812
Fax: +1 206-543-3100

Email: volkan@u.washington.edu
Research Projects:

  • Fusing Lac3: A novel low Redox Potential Laccase, with Gold Binding GEPI
  • Construction of Peptide-Protein Expression Systems towards the expression of GEPIs with Designer Proteins

Carolyn Gresswell

Advisor(s):  Mehmet Sarikaya & Candan Tamerler
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering
Address: Box 352120, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Office: 235 Wilcox
Lab: 135 Wilcox
Phone: +1 206-616-6812
Fax: +1 206-543-3100

Email:
carolyn.gresswell@gmail.com
Research Projects:

  • Aragonite and Calcite Phage/Cell surface display
  • Bioseparations and Purification

Monika Marciniak

Advisor(s):  Mehmet Sarikaya & Candan Tamerler
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering
Address: Box 352120, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Office: 235 Wilcox
Lab: 131 Wilcox
Phone: +1 206-616-6812
Fax: +1 206-543-3100

Email: monik956@u.washington.edu
Research Projects:

  • Development of magnetic nanoparticles for multifunctional diagnostic platform
  • Characterization of Binding activity of fused proteins using a depletion technique

Tamon Raymond Page

Advisor(s):  Mehmet Sarikaya & Candan Tamerler
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering
Address: Box 352120, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Office: 404 Roberts Hall
Lab: 121 Roberts Hall
Phone: +1 206-616-6515
Fax: +1 206-543-3100

Email: fenic@u.washington.edu
Research Projects:

  • Characterization and Standardization SPR slides (Au, C)
  • Adsorption kinetics of GrBP through SPR
 

Ahmet Karabulut

Advisor(s):  Mehmet Sarikaya & Candan Tamerler
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering
Address: Box 352120, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Office: 404 Roberts Hall
Lab: 121 Roberts Hall
Phone: +1 206-616-6515
Fax: +1 206-543-3100

Email: karabula@u.washington.edu
Research Projects:

  • Characterization and Standardization SPR slides (Au, C)
  • Adsorption kinetics of GrBP through SPR

Undergraduate Students:

James Jun Beom Park

Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering and Bioengineering
Address: Box 352120, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Office: 235 Wilcox
Lab: 135 Wilcox
Phone: +1 206-616-6812
Fax: +1 206-543-3100

Email: jamesjbp@u.washington.edu
Research Projects:

  • Quantitative characterization of peptide and protein kinetics using SPR
  • Construction and characterization of functionalized gold nanoparticles

Mary Rood

Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering, Biology
Address: Box 352120, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Office: 235 Wilcox
Lab: 135 Wilcox
Phone: +1 206-616-6812
Fax: +1 206-543-3100

Email: maryrood@u.washington.edu
Research Projects:

  • Fusing Lac3: A novel low Redox Potential Laccase, with Gold Binding GEPI
  • Construction of Peptide-Protein Expression Systems towards the expression of GEPIs with Designer Proteins
 

Carol Jia

Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering, Biology
Address: Box 352120, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Office: 235 Wilcox
Lab: 135 Wilcox
Phone: +1 206-616-6812
Fax: +1 206-543-3100

Email: cjia@u.washington.edu
Research Projects:

  • Fusing Lac3: A novel low Redox Potential Laccase, with Gold Binding GEPI
  • Construction of Peptide-Protein Expression Systems towards the expression of GEPIs with Designer Proteins

Marjan Chini

Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering
Address: Box 352120, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Office: 234 Wilcox
Lab: 234 Wilcox
Phone: +1 206-616-6812
Fax: +1 206-543-3100

Email: mchini@u.washington.edu
Research Projects:

Iman Etasami

Department(s): Biology, Cell Biology
Address: Box 352120, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Office: 234 Wilcox
Lab: 234 Wilcox
Phone: +1 206-616-6812
Fax: +1 206-543-3100

Email: imanetasami@yahoo.com
Research Projects: