Genetics and Bioengineering Department of Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey
Mustafa Culha obtained his M.S. degree in chemistry from Wake Forest University in 1997 and Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2002. In 2004, he joined Genetics and Bioegineering department of Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey as a faculty member and he is currently a full professor there. His research interest includes elements from chemistry, medicine, biology, material science, photonics, nanoscience and nanotechnology. The development of novel detection and diagnostic tools for biomedical applications, understanding nanomaterial-living interactions to develop novel approaches for delivery and therapeutic applications, toxicity and adverse effects of nananomaterials on living systems, utility of spectroscopic techniques such as surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) to shed light onto living-nonliving interactions, self-assembly of nanoparticles to construct higher structures stating from nanoparticles as building blocks, and chemical modifications of nanomaterial are some of ongoing research projects in his laboratories. He has authored more than 75 papers in refereed international journals and 4 book chapters, filed five national and four international patents, and given more than 25 talks at international conferences and meetings. He is on the editorial board of Applied Spectroscopy Journal (IF: 2.04).