Arzu Celik Fuss

active 5 years, 11 months ago


Full Name

Arzu Celik Fuss

Current position

Associate Professor


Bogazici University



Research interests

sensory system development


Research activity


A fundamental problem common to the development of most sensory systems is the generation of functionally distinct neuronal cell types. The visual system constitutes a unique model to study the generation of cellular diversity within an otherwise homogeneous neuronal population. We use the fly retina to dissect signaling events that regulate the late phase of eye development, in particular those that control the selective expression of different rhodopsin genes in distinct photoreceptor (PR) subtypes. In many cases it has been shown that factors important for the development of the fly retina may also play a role in the vertebrate retina. Thus, in addition to the elucidation of basic developmental processes, our studies will aid the development of tools to fight eye diseases in humans.

Representative publications

21983964, 18433293, 16525464

Research keywords

Sensory systems, color vision, olfactory system


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