Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Mesut Muyan is currently a Research Professor in the Departments of Biochemistry Biophysics Obstetric Gynecology and Oncology at the University of Rochester Medical School Rochester, NY, USA. He obtained his DVM degree from the Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey. He earned his PhD at the University of California Davis, USA. He has published in the area of Endocrinology and Molecular Cellular Biology. He served as a reviewer of peer reviewed journals covering molecular and cellular biology of signal transduction and pharmacogenetics. He is a member of AAAS the Endocrine Society and NURSA.
Research interest is to understand the signaling mechanisms of steroid hormones in general and estrogens in particular. The dissection of hormone signaling pathways is critical for the elucidation of the relative importance of each pathway in physiology and pathophysiology of target tissue functions. A better conceptualization of regulatory mechanisms for hormone signaling also provides a basis for the development of novel therapeutic approaches for estrogen target tissue malignancies.