Bilal E. Kerman

Istanbul Medipol University
Regenerative and Restorative Medicine Research Center
Kavacık Mah. Ekinciler Cad. No.19 Beykoz 34810 İstanbul
bekerman@medipol.edu.tr
+90-216-681-5100 x5444

EDUCATION


Aug 2009-Apr 2015 Post-doctoral trainee with Prof. Fred H. Gage Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA USA
Sep 2001-Jul 2009 Ph.D., Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD USA
Advisor: Prof. Deborah J. Andrew
Sep 1997-Jun 2001 B.S., Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics Bilkent University, Ankara Turkey

CURRENT POSITION

May 2015-Present Assistant Professor Department of Histology and Embryology Regenerative and Restorative Medicine Research Centre Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul Turkey

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

Aug 2009-Apr 2015 Post-doctoral Research Fellow Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA USA
Advisor: Prof. Fred H. Gage
Sep 2001-Jul 2009 Doctoral Research Fellow Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Advisor: Prof. Deborah J. Andrew
Jan 2006-May 2006 Substitute Trainer Microscope Facility
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

PUBLICATIONS IN PEER-REVIEWED SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS AND CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS AND/OR MONOGRAMS

In Journals

  • Aydinli, FI., Celik, E., Kurt Vatandaslar, B., and Kerman, BE. (2016) Myelin disorders and stem cells: as therapies, models. Turkish Journal of Biology Turk J Biol 40(5):1068-1080
  • Ettle, B., Kerman, BE., Valera, E., Gillmann, C., Schlachetzki, JC., Reiprich, S., Büttner, C., Ekici, AB., Reis, A., Wegner, M., Bäuerle, T., Riemenschneider, MJ., Masliah, E., Gage, FH., and Winkler, J. (2016) α-Synuclein-induced myelination deficit defines a novel interventional target for multiple system atrophy. Acta Neuropathologica 132(1):59-75
  • Denli, AM., Narvaiza, I., Kerman. BE., Pena, M., Benner, C., Marchetto, MC., Aslanian, A., Ma, J., Hunter, T., Saghatelian, A., and Gage, FH. (2015) Identification of a novel open reading frame, ORF0, in primate LINE-1 retrotransposons. Cell163(3):583-593.
  • Kerman, BE., Kim HJ., Padmanabhan, K., Mei, A., Georges, S., Joens, MS., Fitzpatrick, JAJ., Japelli, R., Chandross, K., August, P., and Gage, FH. (2015) In vitro myelin formation using embryonic stem cells. Development 142(12):2213-25.
  • Crotti, A., Benner, C., Kerman, BE., Gosselin, G., Lagier-Tourenne, C., Zuccato, C., Cattaneo, E., and Gage, FH., Cleveland, DW, Glass, CK. (2014) Mutant Huntingtin promotes cell-autonomous microglia activation via myeloid lineage-determining factors PU.1 and C/EBP. Nat Neurosci. 17(4):513-21.
  • Deshmukh, VA, Tardif, V, Lyssiotis, CA, Green, CC, Kerman, B, Kim, HJ, Padmanabhan, K, Swoboda, JG, Ahmad, I, Kondo, T, Gage, FH, Theofilopoulos, AN, Lawson, BR, Schultz, PG, Lairson, LL. (2013) A regenerative approach to the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Nature. 502(7471):327-32.
  • Kerman, BE. and Andrew, DJ. (2010) Staying alive: Dalmatian mediated epigenetic blocking of apoptosis is essential for tissue maintenance. Dev Dynamics. 239(6):1609-21.
  • Jattani, R., Patel, U., Kerman, BE., and Myat, MM. (2009) Deficiency screen identifies a novel role for beta2 tubulin in salivary gland and myoblast migration in the Drosophila embryo. Dev Dynamics 238: 853-863.
  • Kerman, BE.*, Cheshire, AM.*, Myat, MM., and Andrew, DJ. (2008) Ribbon Modulates Apical Membrane During Tube Elongation through Crumbs and Moesin. *Co-first authors. Dev Biol 320: 278-288.
  • Cheshire, AM.*, Kerman, BE.*, Zipfel, WR., Spector, AA., and Andrew, DJ. (2008) Kinetic and Mechanical Analysis of Live Tube Morphogenesis. *Co-first authors. Dev Dynamics 237: 2874-2888.
  • Kerman, BE., Cheshire, AM., and Andrew, DJ. (2006) From fate to function: the Drosophila trachea and salivary gland as models for tubulogenesis. Differentiation 74: 326–348.
  • Marchetto, MC.*, Hrvoj-Mihic, B.*, Kerman, BE.*, Yu, DX., Vadodaria, K., Narvaiza, I., Linker, SB., Santos, R., Denli, AM., Cook, J., Mendes, AD., Oefner, R., McHenry, L., Michael, J., Kshirsagar, R., Xenitopoulos, R., Muotri, AR., Padmanabhan, K., Semendeferi, K., and Gage, FH. Species-specific maturation profiles of human, chimpanzee and bonobo neural cells. *Co-first authors. Submitted.
  • Santos, R., Vadodaria, K., Jaeger, BN., Mei, A., Lefcochilos-Fogelquist, S., Mendes, AD., Erikson, G., Shokhirev, M., Randolph-MooreL, L., Fredlender, C., Dave, S., Fitzpatrick, C., Kerman, BE., Charnay, P., Kelsoe, JR., o  Marchetto, MC., and Gage, FH. Differentiation of Inflammation-Responsive Astrocytes from Glial Progenitors Generated from Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells. Under Review.

Selected Conference Proceedings

  • Kerman, BE., (2016) Modeling myelin formation and myelination disorders using stem cells. XIII. National Histology and Embryology Congress. (Poster)
  • Kerman, BE., Kim HJ., Mei, A., Padmanabhan, K., Georges, S., Joens, MS., Fitzpatrick, JAJ., Japelli, R., Chandross, K., August, P., and Gage, FH. (2013) A novel, embryonic stem cell-based myelination assay. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting – CDRF Hot Topics in Stem Cell Biology. (Oral presentation)
  • Kerman, BE., Kim HJ., Mei, A., Chandross, K., August, P., and Gage, FH. (2012) Development of an embryonic stem cell-based myelination assay. International Society for Stem Cell Research Annual Meeting. (Oral presentation)
  • Kerman, BE., Mei, A. Kim HJ., and Gage, FH. (2011) Development of an embryonic stem cell-based myelination assay. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. (Poster)
  • Kerman, BE., Mei, A. Genoud, S., Denli, AM., and Gage, FH. (2010) Development of a myelination assay of human neurons generated from HESCs. Joint Spinal Cord Injury Meeting. (Poster)
  • Kerman, BE., Cheshire, AM., Zipfel, WR., Myat, MM., Spector, AA., and Andrew, DJ. (2007) Transcriptional Control of Apical Mechanics During Tube Morphogenesis. Drosophila Research Conference. (Oral presentation)
INVITED TALKS
2016 Johns Hopkins University, Department of Biophysics, Baltimore, MD USA
2016 Turkish Society of Physiological Sciences National Physiology Congress, Duzce Turkey
2016 Istanbul University IUGEN Winter School, Istanbul Turkey
2016 BioLaw Science Talks Annual Meeting, Canakkale Turkey
2015 Molecular Biology Society of Turkey Annual Congress, Ankara Turkey
2015 Istanbul Technical University, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Istanbul Turkey
2015 BioLaw Science Talks Annual Meeting, Canakkale Turkey
2014 Koc University, College of Science, Istanbul Turkey

PRIZES AND AWARDS

2017 Turkish Academy of Sciences, Young Investigator Award
2016-Present Returnee Research Fellowship, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Turkey
2007 Johns Hopkins University, Department of Cell Biology, Lewis Travel Award for attendance at 2007 Drosophila Research Conference
1997-2001 Scholarship award of Bilkent University for undergraduate education (tuition and stipend).
1997-2001 The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) Achievement Scholarship
1997 Bronze Medalist in International Biology Olympiad, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

09/2016-Present 2 Master Students, 2 Ph.D. Students Istanbul Medipol University

OTHER MENTORSHIP EXPERIENCE

2014-2015 Oversaw 1 Master Student’s thesis project Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA USA, Advisor: Prof. Fred H. Gage
2013-2014 Oversaw 1 Undergraduate Student’s senior thesis project, Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA USA, Advisor: Prof. Fred H. Gage

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

2015-2017 Histology and Embryology-1 (Undergraduate) Istanbul Medipol University, International School of Medicine
2015-2017 Histology and Embryology-2 (Undergraduate) Istanbul Medipol University, International School of Medicine
2015-2016  Journal Club (Graduate) Istanbul Medipol University, Dept. of Histology and Embryology
Fall Semester 2003  Teaching Assistant, Principles of Developmental Biology Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

2010-Present Society for Neuroscience
2015-Present Molecular Biology Society of Turkey
2017-Present Turkish Society of Histology and Embryolog