SEYDANUR TIKIR
COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENTIST
I investigate neurobiology of autism spectrum disorders with a focus on predictive processing.

Education & Research

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Ph.D. in Neuroscience

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

2018 - Present

M.Sc. in Biomedical Sciences

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

2016 - 2018

M.Sc. in Neurobiology and Behavior

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

2014 - 2016

B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Genetics 

Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

2009 - 2014

Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

2017 – Present

Neural Circuits Laboratory

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

2014 – 2016

Bioinformatics Laboratory

  University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA

Summer 2012

AG Bioinformatics

Bilkent University Cyberpark, Ankara, Turkey

Winter 2012

Research Skills

Dry Lab

  • High-Density Electroencephalography (EEG) data collection
  • Analysis of Evoked Response Potentials (ERPs) and Neural Oscillations
  • RNA-Seq Data Analysis using R and Linux
  • Data analysis using Matlab, R, and Python
  • Tracking of pupil size and gaze using EyeLink
  • Coding with Presentation (neurobs.com)

Wet Lab

  • RNA Extraction
  • cDNA Library Preparation
  • Making DNA/RNA Probes
  • in situ Hybridization
  • Microdissection
  • Light & Fluorescent & Confocal Microscope
  • Nucleic Acid Purification
  • Bacterial Culture and Inoculation
  • Illumina Next-generation Sequencing (NGS) Library Preparation

Acivities and Interests

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Neuroscience Voice Assistants Psychology Autism Screenwriting Predictive Processing Machine Learning Innovation and Entrepreneurship Podcast Scientific Journalism

PEER REVIEWED

Poster International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) in Montreal, Canada. May 2019

Tikir, S., Crosse, M.J., Molholm, S.

Predictive processing in changing environments in autism: Electrophysiological, pupillometric and behavioral assays.

Talk 10th Annual Pediatric Research Day of Montefiore Medical Center in New York, NY. May 2019

Tikir, S.

Predictive processing in changing environments in autism: Electrophysiological, pupillometric and behavioral assays.

Poster Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) 26th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. March 2019

Tikir, S., Crosse, M.J., Molholm, S.

Predictive processing in changing environments in autism: Electrophysiological, pupillometric and behavioral assays.

Poster The Julius Marmur Research Award Symposium in New York, NY. March 2019

Tikir, S., Crosse, M.J., Molholm, S.

Predictive processing in changing environments in autism: Electrophysiological, pupillometric and behavioral assays.

Poster Society for Neuroscience Meeting in San Diego, CA. November 2018

Tikir, S., Crosse, M.J., De Sanctis, P., Molholm, S.

Predictive processing in changing environments in autism: Electrophysiological, pupillometric and behavioral assays

Poster American Society for Neurochemistry in Denver, CO. March 2016

Tikir,S., Beaumont,R., Senatore,A., Sakurai, A., Boykin,J., Katz,P.S.

A transcriptomic approach for investigating the neurochemistry of synaptic transmission between identified molluscan neurons.

Poster Society for Neuroscience (SfN) meeting in Chicago, IL. October 2015

Senatore, A., Boykin, J., Tamvacakis, A., Tikir, S., Ganupuru, P., Katz, P.S.

High level mRNA expression of orthologous secreted proteins is a feature of the sea slug brain.

Poster Georgia State University Brains and Behavior Retreat in Atlanta, GA. April 2015

Tamvacakis,A.N., Senatore,A., Tikir,S., Boykin,J., Ganupuru,P., Katz,P.S.

To Phylogenies and Beyond! Molluscan Neurotranscriptomics in the Katz Lab.

Presentation Bogazici University Brain Dynamics Research Course. Istanbul / Turkey May 2014

Tikir, S. Erdogan, E., Hamzeiy H., Aydinoglu, C., Ayhan, I.

Effects of Adaptation on Time Perception: Washout Time.