Biography

  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Medicine, Harvard University, 2020

  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Medicine, Stanford University, 2018

  Ph.D. Biobehavioral Health, The Pennsylvania State University, 2015

  B.S. Biology, Hacettepe University, 2009

Our Lab Page: https://kislallab-psy.metu.edu.tr/en


Research Interest


Neuroscience studies in animal models

The effects of obesity on brain development and behavior

Learning and memory 


Publications


Kislal, S., Jin, W., Maesner, C. and Edlow, A.G. (2021), Mismatch between obesogenic intrauterine environment and low‐fat postnatal diet may confer offspring metabolic advantage. Obes Sci Pract.

Kislal, S., Shook, L. L., & Edlow, A. G. (2020). Perinatal Exposure to Maternal Obesity: Lasting Cardiometabolic Impact on Offspring. Prenatal Diagnosis.

Shook, L. L., Kislal, S., & Edlow, A. G. (2020). Fetal Brain and Placental Programming in Maternal Obesity: A Review of Human and Animal Model Studies. Prenatal Diagnosis.

Ravina, K., Briggs, D., Kislal, S., Nguyen, T., Warraich, Z., Defensor, E., Zarembinski., T, Shamloo, M. (2018). Intracerebral Delivery of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Using HyStem®-C Hydrogel Implants Improves Functional Recovery and Reduces Neuroinflammation in a Rat Model of Ischemic Stroke. International Journal of Molecular Sciences19(12), 3782.

Kislal, S., & Blizard, D. A. (2017). Acquisition and Retention of Conditioned Aversions to Context and Taste in Laboratory Mice. Learning & Behavior, 1-15.

Kislal, S., & Blizard, D. A. (2016). Conditioned Context Aversion Learning in the Laboratory Mouse. Learning & Behavior, 44(4), 309-319.

Ishii, A., Koide, T., Takahashi, A., Shiroishi, T., Hettinger, T. P., Frank, M. E., Savoy, L. D., Formaker, B. K., Yertutanol, S., Lionikas, A., & Blizard, D. A. (2011). B6-MSM Consomic Mouse Strains Reveal Multiple Loci for Genetic Variation in Sucrose Octaacetate Aversion. Behavior Genetics 41(5), 716-723. 


Conference Presentations


Kislal S., Bilbo S., Slonim D., Edlow A. (2020) Placental Hofbauer Cells Mirror Fetal Brain Microglial Programming in Maternal Obesity. The Society for Reproductive Investigation, Vancouver, Canada.

Kislal S., William, J., Maesner, C., & Edlow, A. (2020) Maternal Obesity is Associated with Sedentary Behavior, Increased Sleep Duration, and Heightened Obesity Risk in Female Offspring. The Society for Reproductive Investigation, Vancouver, Canada.

Kislal S., William, J., Maesner, C., & Edlow, A. (2020) Maternal Obesity-associated Reduction in Offspring Mesolimbic Dopamine Signaling Correlates with Sex-specific Overeating and Obesity Risk. The Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Grapevine, Texas, USA.

Kislal S., William, J., Maesner, C., & Edlow, A. (2020) Mismatch Between Obesogenic Intrauterine Environment and Low-Fat Postnatal Diet May Confer an Offspring Metabolic Advantage. The Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Grapevine, Texas, USA.

Briggs, D., Ravina, K., Kislal, S., Warraich, Z., Nguyen, T., Lam, R., Zarembinski, T., Shamloo, M. (2018). Intracerebral delivery of brain-derived neurotrophic factor using HyStem®-C hydrogel implants improves functional recovery and reduces neuroinflammation in a rat model of ischemic stroke. The Society for Neuroscience, Conference, San Diego, CA, USA.

Briggs, D., Ravina, K., Kislal, S., Lam, R., Xu, C., Shamloo, M. (2018) Chemogenetic modulation of noradrenergic tone in the pathogenesis of ischemic stroke. The Society for Neuroscience, Conference, San Diego, CA, USA.

Ravina, K., Warraich, Z., Kislal, S., & Shamloo, M. (2016) Role of β-adrenoreceptor Partial Agonist in Pathophysiology and Recovery of Ischemic Stroke. The Society for Neuroscience Conference, San Diego, CA, USA.

Blizard, D. A., Ishii, A., Koide, T., Takahashi, A., Shiroishi, T., Hettinger, T. P., Frank, M. E., Savoy, L. D., Formaker, B. K., Yertutanol, S., & Lionikas, A. (2011) Aversion to Sucrose Octaacetate by Laboratory Mice is Controlled by a Polygenic System. The Thirty-third Annual Meeting of the Association for St.Pete Beach, Florida, USA.

Yertutanol S. (2007). Telomeres and Regulation. The National Molecular Biology and Genetics Student Congress, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey.


Projects and Scholarships


TÜBİTAK 2232 International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers, 2020 – 2023


Current and Former Graduate Students


Ayşe Seza Şahin

Çınar Furkan İlhan


Volunteer Works


Assisted in COVID-19 research bio-repository efforts for pregnant women and newborns during the coronavirus pandemic. Harvard, School of Medicine, USA


Rewards


Recipient, Ford Endowment Award. The Pennsylvania State University, Biobehavioral Health, USA


Memberships


Society for Neuroscience

Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine

International Mammalian Genome Society


Courses


PSY 2201 Learning

PSY 374 Biological Psychology

PSY 380 Topics in Experimental Psychology: Brain and Behaviour

PSY 583 Drugs, Brain and Behavior


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09/08/2021 - 10:07