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Lab Updates


New Article out Now!

“Cerebral Malaria Is Regulated by Host-Mediated Changes in Plasmodium Gene Expression”, the newest article from the Akkaya Lab, is out now! One of the big takeaways from the article is how genetic backgrounds of the host of a malaria infection can potentially change the outcomes of the disease progression. This article outlines potential new pathways for malaria vaccines and therapy approaches.


Happy holidays from the Akkaya Lab!

Originally posted on Twitter @billurakka This group rocks! Happy holidays to y’all from the bottom of our hearts 🎉 @akkayalab @mnr_akk @SOzabrahamyan @esnn_ @MeryemGokcek7 @Bayleysquare @OhioStateNeuro @OhioStatePIIO #OhioState_MII @OSUWexMed

Exhaust the Exhausters out now!

“Exhaust the exhausters!” - Debut review article of the Akkaya Lab from Dr. Billur Akkaya is out now! It’s an effort to understand love between tumors and Tregs. Kudos to Bayley McRitchie on his debut to publishing!

17th Kadir Has Awards

Adapted from The 17th Khadir Has awards website 17th Kadir Has Awards Found Their Owners Kadir Has Awards, which are given annually by Kadir Has University in order to keep the name of the late Kadir Has, the founder of the university and philanthropist businessman, alive, were presented to their owners with a ceremony held on March 22. At the 17th Kadir Has Awards, “Outstanding Achievement” and “Promising Scientist” awards were given to our scientists who have achieved great success in th...

A formula for happiness

Excerpt taken from Alayna DeMartini’s article on the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center Blog Munir and Billur Akkaya In their 13 years of marriage and working together, Billur and Munir Akkaya have found conflict is inevitable and heated discussions just might be the best way to resolve it. They’re both from Turkey, where they say it’s more common to offer the truth without soft filters. “There’s no sugarcoating,” Billur says. Along with being married, Munir Akkaya, MD, PhD, and Billur Akka...


Akkaya Lab 2.0 Now Open!

We are thrilled to announce that Akkaya Lab 2.0 is now open at the Ohio State University It’s composed of two super-cool labs, run by wife andhusband Check out our website!