Experimental Animals, Gebze Campus

In the in vivo laboratory, experimental animals such as rats, mice, rabbits and guinea pigs are produced and maintained. Neuroscience-based studies are carried out in our unit. Basically, therapeutic agents are tried in autism, depression, neuroinflammation, epilepsy, neuropathy, neurodegenerative (Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ischemic brain injury, etc.), toxicology models, and studies are carried out on the physiopathological mechanisms of these diseases.

Electrophysiological (EEG, EMG, EKG, VEP, SEP) records can be taken in the experimental R&D unit. There are techniques for drug delivery and electric potential recording to the determined coordinates of the rat brain with the stereotaxic device.

In our unit, we have mechanisms where all animal behavior experiments (open space, anxiety, memory measurement, social recognition, strength test, balance test, etc.) are performed. In our center, special nutritional conditions can be created for metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hypertension, fatty liver models. Our center carries out at least 5 different studies every month and as a result, it brings 15-20 scientific publications to the literature in SCI journals per year.

Responsible faculty member of the in vivo R&D center Assoc. Dr. Oytun ERBAŞ carries out his own patented diagnostic tests, models and drug trials, especially in the field of autism.

In addition, 300 intern students, volunteer researchers, visiting lecturers, assistants, medical specialty students, undergraduate and graduate students come to our center annually. Our visitors not only do experiments, but also gain basic scientific features such as article scanning, article writing, and hypothesizing in our center. As a result of these achievements, especially our undergraduate students write 150-200 compilations per year. These reviews are in our university (FNG Journal of Medicine, FNG Journal of Transplantation) and Assoc. Dr. It is published in The Journal of Experimental and Basic Medical Sciences by Oytun ERBAŞ and brought to the literature.