Hey thereMy name is Tugce, pronounced as 2Che. I am an evolutionary biologist and a yoga instructor. I am passionately involved in scientific outreach and teaching. I live in New York with my husband and our cat, Merlin, working in Columbia University as a lecturer.
I am an experienced fundraiser. Next to the full scholarships, I received for my undergrad and master studies, I got the national science foundation graduation project grant (1500 TL), ESEB congress registration fund (250€), Forschungskredit Post-doc grant (CHF 92,000), ESEB Fund for Equal Opportunities (900€) and for my crowdfunding campaign (CHF 4,000) from 100-days.net . Also, I have […]More
I highly value reaching out to young minds. Hence I have been in various many scientific activities addressing non-scientific audiences. These include organising and teaching workshops for pupils, giving talks to nonscientific audiences and writing popular science books and articles. Workshops This year I involved in organizing a programming workshop aimed at high school girls. […]More
I knew about mutations already as a kid: I am born with one hand only, due to Chernobyl. Later, our biology teacher told us about evolution and how mutations shape us and the nature. I was fascinated!
I started teaching at high school by giving private lessons on German, which I continued at the university. I thoroughly enjoy teaching and plan to increase the time I allocate teaching. I completed a Teaching for Life Sciences Certificate during my PhD studies and recently an intensive training for inclusive teaching in Columbia University. I […]More