Prof. Ali O. Gure

 

Ali O. Gure is an Associate Professor at Bilkent University, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Ankara, Turkey. Obtained his PhD in immunology from Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, USA, in 1995. Worked as Visiting Assistant Professor of Immunology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University (2006-2012), as an Assistant Member at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research - NYC branch (2000-2006) and as Research Associate at Memorial Slotan Kettering Cancer Center (2000-2006) after completing a post-doctoral fellowship with Lloyd J. Old at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City (1995-2000). His initial work focused on the discovery of tumor antigens and in particular the utilization of autologous immune responses against these as diagnostic and prognostic markers. He is thus, a co-inventor of more than 25 international patents related to tumor antigens/biomarkers. His more recent work focuses on those mechanisms leading to expression of cancer-testis antigen genes which function as biomarkers of ectopic hypomethylation in cancer, and the identification of biomarkers of diagnosis, prognosis and chemosensitivity.