G. Bikem Soygur

Visiting Graduate Student
GulBikem.Soygur [at] ucsf.edu

I received my BSc in Biology from Eskisehir Osmangazi University and MSc in Reproductive Biology from Akdeniz University, Turkey. I started my PhD in Histology and Embryology at Akdeniz University School of Medicine and then joined the Laird lab to conduct my PhD project. My research focuses on the role of intercellular bridges in fetal germ cell development. In particular, I’m investigating the possible roles of these unique bridge structures during major developmental events in fetal ovary such as meiosis, apoptosis and organelle transport. When I’m not in lab, I enjoy hiking, cooking and travelling.

Fellowships/Funding:  The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)