About me

Title: Principal Investigator


Current Interest: Molecular neurobiology, protein engineering, biosensors, optogenetics, synaptic plasticity, neuronal circuits

Research description

Lab website: https://ki.se/en/mbb/onur-dagliyan-group

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ODagliyan

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=SPL9J-UAAAAJ&hl=en

Teaching portfolio

Lecturer, “DNA and RNA Structure“, Karolinska Institutet, 2023

Lecturer, “Introduction to biochemistry: Metabolism“, Karolinska Institutet, 2023

Lecturer, “Metabolic project: Neuronal circuits for appetite“, Karolinska Institutet, 2022

Teaching assistant, Macromolecular Equilibria course, 2012

Teaching assistant,  Chemical and Biological Engineering Senior Project course, 2009

Teaching assistant, Process Design course, 2008


Research fellow in the laboratory of Michael Greenberg, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

M.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey

B.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Swedish Research Council Establishment Grant 2022-2026

StratNeuro Starting Grant 2022

Karolinska Institutet Allocation Grant 2020

Goldenson Fellow 2020

William Randolph Hearst Fund 2019-2020

Alice and Joseph Brooks Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017-2018

Advanced imaging certificate from Max Planck Institute of Neuroscience 2017

UNC Lineberger Graduate Fellow of the Year 2014

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral Fellowship 2012-2015

National Science Foundation- Materials Computation Center Travel Award 2012

Director’s Award from the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program, UNC 2010