Work History

Work History
May 2011 - Aug 2011

Business Development and Technical Support

JupiteRx Inc

JupiteRx is a mobile Health company developing software for drug pricing for Pharma Industry   

- Structured a business plan and presentations for prospective investors to receive funding                                      

- Created and populated databases for over 500 patents and 100 potential customers

Sep 2010 - May 2011

Business Development Intern

Anzenna Inc

Anzenna is a biomedical company innovating biomedical devices for rapid detection of infectious diseases

      I executed scientific/business research to commercialize a rapid diagnostics device

-  Initiated extensive market research and competitive analysis to find a suitable field to enter

-  Delivered comprehensive research about FDA regulations and reimbursement rates for diagnostic biosensors 

-Secured 1st place in the 2011 NYU-Stern 12th Annual Venture Tech Competition

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008

Research Associate

University of Hohenheim

-  Investigated genes responsible for the internal iron and zinc transport mechanism in                               

Arabidopsis Thaliana plants with the help of Yeast as a model organism.

-  Focused on developing a solution to a problem by using alternative methods and models

Education

Education
Sep 2009 - May 2011

M.S.

Polytechnic Institute of New York University

Major: Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship- M.S.  degree       GPA: 3.64/4.00

Noteworthy classes: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical Industry, Biochips& Biosensors, Biocatalysis, Project management , Entrepreneurship, Corporate Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Entrepreneurial Marketing& Sales 

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009

B.S.

Sabanci University

Major: Biological Sciences and Bioengineering –B.S. degree

Noteworthy classes: Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Immunology, Inorganic Chemistry, Biomaterials& Biocompatibility, Signal transduction, Analytical Chemistry

Sep 1997 - Jun 2005

High School Diploma

Istanbul Lisesi

- Entered this German High School in 1997 by getting the 10th place ranking in the high school placement examination among 700000 students.

- ObtainedGerman Abitur Diploma, Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (German certificate of secondary education allowing students to enter universities in EU)

Skills

Skills

Competitive Intelligence & Strategic Positioning

Presentations

Entrepreneurship

Business Planning

Market Research

New Business Development

Summary

·Expertise and Interest: Business Planning, Strategic Research, and Commercialization in Biotechnology, Biomedical, Pharmaceutical, and Health Care industry

·2011 NYU-Stern 12th Annual New Venture Tech Competition winner with team Anzenna and secured $75,000

-  Conducted research for 3000 devices and 300 competitors and studied the present market

-  Executed a business plan with in depth analysis of industry, marketing, competition and regulation

-  Presented to a large audience, including judges from the industry and sold the idea

Objective

My career goal is to become a professional in the life sciences field. My ultimate goal is to have my own consulting firm (preferably many years later) and I need plenty of industrial (scientific, methodological)  and business related (operations, marketing, sales, business planning and managing) experience first. Therefore I am actively looking for career opportunities in entry level positions and in the companies conducting business in my field of interest and expertise as the following: Business Planning, Strategic Research, and Commercialization in Biotechnology, Biomedical, Pharmaceutical, and Health Care industry

Academic Research & Projects (2005-2011)

•Prepared a Marketing& Sales report for Clifton & Charles, New York, a company providing suits

•Made a  research about Phenylketonuria and its prescribed drug, KUVAN                        

•Designed a new drug for patients with Hashimoto’s Disease      

•Invented a new biosensor for patients with appetite disorders          

•Analyzed G-protein expression in T. Aestivum along with the isolation of its RNA, obtaining its cDNA, amplifying it and sub cloning.                                                                          

•Investigated genes responsible for the internal iron and zinc transport mechanism in Arabidopsis Thaliana plants with the help of Yeast as a model organism.

•Screened modified genes for industrially processed corn, sunflower and cotton

•Analyzed stress factors on plants to find the optimized environmental conditions