BMSIS Visiting Scholar: Gülay Kaya

Hello everyone!

My name is Gülay, and I am an undergraduate student majoring in Molecular Biology & Genetics at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey.

When I was a little kid, I want to become a scientist and work in lab enviroment. I always love biology and I want to understand mechanisms of living organisms; therefore, I choosed molecular biology and genetics as a study field.

Then, I wanted to learn deeply evolution because it is a bases for biology. I became a member of YSP in this summer, and I liked studying Haloarchea by using bioinformatic tools. So, all of these reasons encourage me to continue as visiting scholar.

I will be focusing on evolution relation of Haloarchea under the supervision of Dr. Shiladitya DasSarma and Priya DasSarma. I believe that understanding evolutionary mechanisms on Haloarchea proteome contribute to explain general mechanisms’ evolution on all living organisms!