Pınar is a doctoral student in the Integrative Neuroscience program working with Jai Yu. She received her BA in Psychology from Boğaziçi University and her MA in Cognitive Psychology from Koç University. During her master’s, she worked with Prof. Fuat Balcı in the Timing and Decision Making Laboratory and studied the time- and number-based decision making in mice using behavioral paradigms and optogenetic stimulation.

Research Interests

Pınar’s current research interests are the neurophysiological mechanisms of learning and memory, and the interaction between multiple brain regions in enabling the ability to learn and remember across different time scales.