Tülin Yanık

Associate Professor

+90 (312) 210 6465


Room 124


 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA, 2003-2006

 Department of Biological Sciences, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, 1998-2002  

 Department of Biological Sciences, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 1996-1998

 Biology Department, Ege University, Izmir, 1983-1987


Our laboratory seeks to understand intracellular trafficking, processing and secretion of neuropeptides, peptide hormones that are related to obesity in cells. Our recent works focus on hypothalamic appetite regulating neuropeptides and psychotic drugs, childhood obesity and Type-2 Diabetes, brain studies on atherosclerosis, and nano-architectural approaches for neurons. We utilize cell lines, animal and human subjects in order to carry-out the research.


Cheng Y, Cawley NX, Yanik T, Murthy SR, Liu C, Kasikci F, Abebe D, Loh YP. (2016) A human carboxypeptidase E/NF-α1 gene mutation in an Alzheimer's disease patient leads to dementia and depression in mice. Transl. Psychiatry. Dec 6;6(12):e973. doi: 10.1038/tp.2016.237.

Sezlev-Bilecen D, Ak M, Yanik T. (2016) Dysregulation of hypothalamic modulation in olanzapine treated male rats. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol. Biol. Psychiatry. Nov. 3, 71:103-107. doi: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2016.06.012.

Canan Kursungoz, Mehmet Ak, Tulin Yanik (2015) Effects of risperidone treatment on the expression of hypothalamic neuropeptide in appetite regulation in Wistar Rats. Brain Research 30;1596:146-155. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2014.10.070.

Mehmet Ak, Deniz Sezlev, Suleyman Akarsu, Fuat Ozgen, Tulin Yanik (2013) The Investigation of leptin and hypothalamic neuropeptides role in first attack psychotic male patients: Olanzapine monotherapy. Psychoneuroendocrinology 38:341-347.

Tulin Yanik*, Canan Kursungoz, Levent Sutcigil, Mehmet Ak (2013) Investigation of peripheral hypothalamic neurohormones levels in psychotic patients: risperidone monothreaphy. J. of Clinical Psychopharmacology 33(5):608-613

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