Yeditepe University Dental School, Turkey
Ozge graduated from Yeditepe University Dental School, Turkey and completed endodontic (root canals!) residency training at Hacettepe University, Turkey. During residency, she treated patients with excruciating toothache on a daily basis. This experience motivated her for pain research. She worked as a full-time instructor at NYU College of Dentistry, and was involved in clinical pain studies. In hopes of better understanding the underlying mechanisms of dental pain and its relationship with dental infection, she decided to go back to being a student, one more time. She is a Doctor of Medical Sciences student, co-mentored by Dr. Jennifer Gibbs and Dr. Isaac Chiu, pursuing to study how sensory neurons of dental pulp modulate host innate immune response during bacteria induced dental infection. Ozge loves visual arts and is a committed yoga practitioner.