Özge Sungur


Özge Sungur
is doing her PhD in the Social Neuroscience group at Marburg University (supervisor: Markus Wöhr). Her 
project tackles the question of how genetic mechanisms affect social behavior and communication, as well as cognitive abilities in mice lacking the post-synaptic scaffolding protein SHANK1, a mouse model which is well associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders. In addition, she is examining changes that occur in molecular levels which are relevant to neurodevelopmental disorders. In her studies she is using various behavioral assays for an elaborate understanding of the candidate models for autism.