Dr Merve Oncul


I received PhD degree in Neuroscience in my hometown, Istanbul and studied neural mechanisms of feeding behaviour. During my PhD training, I was involved in research relating to electrophysiological characterisation of neuronal networks to understand synaptic and circuit mechanisms of hypothalamic neurons in health and disease. Following on from my PhD I moved to Edinburgh and I was involved in a circuit mapping project characterising a novel pathway between medial entorhinal cortex and hippocampus. Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher in Leeds and investigating how olfactory bulb circuits are regulated by metabolic signals and the role of these molecules on olfactory perception.



<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD Neuroscience
  • MSc Biotechnology
  • BSc Molecular biology and genetics