Department of Pathology

Department of Pathology

The Department of Pathology was established in our faculty in 1992 and started its operations in the 1993-1994 academic year. It was founded on the same date as the faculty. The department continues to provide its services with one Asst. Prof. and one Research Assistant.

The Department of Pathology is comprised of two faculty members: Asst. Prof. Behzad MOKHTARE, and a Research Assistant, Elif Ekinci. The department's mission is to provide undergraduate-level education in pathology, focusing on developing students' skills in observation, interpretation of findings, investigation, and management. Additionally, the department aims to offer opportunities for students to explore and pursue their chosen career paths, while fostering their professional development.

The Department of Pathology offers compulsory courses, including General Pathology, Special Pathology 1, Special Pathology 2, and necropsy. These courses cover various aspects of diseases in domestic mammals, such as bovine and ovine species, poultry, bees, laboratory animals, and aquatic animals. Topics addressed include macroscopic and microscopic findings, pathological changes, disease diagnosis, causative agents, pathogenesis, and classification. Both general and special pathology courses also include laboratory applications, enabling practical learning experiences. The department also covers subjects related to human health, including zoonotic diseases.

The department's laboratories provide routine services, while research activities are conducted through projects received from various organizations. Utilizing the existing technological infrastructure, the department investigates disease diagnoses on a scientific basis and develops specific multidisciplinary projects to detect and resolve disease-related problems.

The department focuses on two main areas of study:

  • Basic Pathology Techniques: This includes methods such as Hematoxylin-Eosin staining, Immunohistochemistry, and Immunofluorescence Studies. These techniques contribute to the understanding and analysis of tissue samples.
  • Molecular Pathology: This field involves techniques such as In-Situ Hybridization, Western Blot, miRNA In Situ, Cell Culture Studies, Immunofluorescent Staining in Cell Culture, Specific Staining Methods on Bacteria, PCR Studies, and Experimental Animal Studies. Molecular pathology explores the genetic and molecular aspects of diseases, providing insights into disease mechanisms and diagnostics.

Academic Staff

Name Email Extension
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Duygu Neval Sayın İPEK - Head of Department 8674
Assist. Prof Dr. Behzad MOKHTARE 8652
Research Assistant Elif EKİNCİ 8679