Yaprak Ozakman

Yaprak Ozakman
PhD Student
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Current Research

Investigation of the interaction between Drosophila melanogaster and symbiotic Heterorhabditis-Photorhabdus complex to dissect the molecular basis of innate immune mechanisms.


M.S. Hacettepe University, Turkey, 2016

B.S. Hacettepe University, Turkey, 2013


Patrnogic, J., Castillo, J. C., Shokal, U., Yadav, S., Kenney, E., Heryanto, C., Ozakman, Y., Eleftherianos I. (2018) Pre-exposure to non-pathogenic bacteria does not protect Drosophila against the entomopathogenic bacterium Photorhabdus. Plos One. 13(10):e0205256.

Harsh, S., Ozakman, Y., Kitchen, S. M., Paquin-Proulx, D., Nixon, D. F., Eleftherianos, I. (2018) Dicer-2 Regulates Resistance and Maintains Homeostasis against Zika Virus Infection in Drosophila. Journal of Immunology. 201:3058-3072.

Eleftherianos, I., Yadav, S., Kenney, E., Cooper, D., Ozakman, Y., Patrnogic J. (2017) Role of Endosymbionts in Insect–Parasitic Nematode Interactions. Trends in Parasitology. 34:430-444.


Ioannis Eleftherianos