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Administrative Duty Vice Dean, Graduate School Of Science Engineering and Technology
Adress ITU Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Suite 445 İnönü Caddesi, No. 65 Gümüşsuyu 34437 Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
Room 445
GSM +90 212 293 13 00
Fax Number +90 212 245 07 95
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Research Interest

Biomolecular machines and motors, Computational simulation and modeling, Molecular Dynamics, Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Drug design, Neuroscience and Protein physics, dynamics and engineering.  

Education, Training, and Work Experience

UC Berkeley College of Chemistry  (2017, Visiting Faculty Scholar)University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2016, Visiting Faculty Scholar)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2014-2015, Postdoc), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2010-2014, Postdoc)University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering  (2012, Lecturer), Koç University (2010, PhD), Middle East Technical University(2006, BS) 


January 30
Our paper “ Thermodynamic First Law Efficiency of Membrane Proteins ”  has been accepted for publication in Journal of Biomolecular...

January 14
Our paper “Dynein’s Directionality is Controlled by the Angle and Length of Its Stalk” by Sinan Can1, Samuel Lacey2, Mert Gur3, Andrew...

January 14
Our paper “Why Protein Conformers in Molecular Dynamics Simulations Differ from Their Crystal Structures: A Thermodynamic Insight” by Filippo Pullara1, Mao Wenzhi1,...

July 29
Our paper titled " Molecular dynamics simulations of site point mutations in the TPR domain of cyclophilin 40 identify conformational states with distinct...

January 24
Our paper titled "Effect of Dimerization on the Dynamics of Neurotransmitter: Sodium Symporters" by Mert Gur, Mary Hongying Cheng, Elia Zomot, and Ivet Bahar has been accepted for...

October 31
Assist. Prof. Dr. Mert Gür was elected to receive the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) Outstanding Young Scientist (GEBİP) Award .  

October 13
The Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling is devoted to the publication of papers on the uses of computers in theoretical investigations of molecular...

September 28
Our lab's first in-Turkish-written paper was accepted for publication in the Uludağ University Journal of The Faculty of Engineering

April 10
Asst. Prof. Dr. Mert Gur has received the TÜBİTAK 3501 Career Award.

November 08
Our paper titled "Energy landscape of LeuT from molecular simulations" by Mert Gur, Elia Zomot, Mary Hongying Cheng, and Ivet Bahar has...

October 12
Our paper titled "Interplay between arginine methylation and ubiquitylation regulates KLF4-mediated genome stability and carcinogenesis" by Dong Hu, Mert Gur, Zhuan Zhou,...

December 12
Asst. Prof. Dr. Mert Gur has received the TÜBİTAK 2232 Return Fellowship Award for young scientist.