Aysegul Birand

 
 

Research Interests

My research lies at the interface of ecology and evolutionary biology. I make use of mathematical models and computer simulations to address some of the open questions in the field.



Education

Ph.D. in Biology, minor degree in Mathematical Sciences

Department of Biology and

Department of Mathematical Sciences

New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM)

2003 - 2008


M.S. in Biology

Department of Biological Sciences

Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey)

1996 - 1999


B.S. in Biology

Department of Biological Sciences

Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey)

1992 - 1996



Professional Experience

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

June 2008 - December 2010


Graduate Assistant

Laboratory of Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics

Department of Biology

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

3 semesters, 2003 - 2007


Teaching Assistant

Department of Biology

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

7 semesters, 2003 - 2007


Research affiliate

Centre for Ecological Research & Conservation

Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore, India

March 2000 - December 2001


Research student

Wildlife Institute of India

Dehra Dun, India

August 1997 - August 1998


Research intern

Marmara Research Center

Scientific & Technical Research Council of Turkey

July - August 1995



Honors and Awards

Travis and Wendy Traylor Memorial Graduate Fellowship Department of Biology, NMSU, 2007


Excellence in Research Award

Department of Biology, NMSU, 2007


The Joaquin O. Loustaunau Memorial Graduate Fellowship, NMSU, 2007


Merit-based Enhancement Fellowship

Graduate School, NMSU, 2005 - 2006


Summer Research Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies, Department of Biology, NMSU, 2005


Research scholarship

Turkish Ministry of Education & the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, 1997 - 1998

 

Contact:


Department of Biology

Middle East Technical University

Dumlupinar Blv. No: 1

06800 Cankaya,

Ankara TURKEY


Phone - O: (+) 90-312-210-6487

Phone - L: (+) 90-312-210-7628

Fax: (+) 90-312-210-7976

Email: birand [at] metu.edu.tr

Office: 248 Biology Building

Lab: 208 Biology Building