PhD student of Biomedical Engineering; since Fall 2020
Munzer was born in 1992 in Homs, Syria. He holds a M.Sc. degree in biomedical engineering from Boğaziçi University, where he mainly worked on anthropomorphic robotic prosthetics. During his master’s study, he received a scholarship from TÜBİTAK in collaboration with Marmara University, in which he developed a portable EMG device for monitoring robotic hippotherapy sessions. Munzer is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree at Boğaziçi University, working on the development of a low-cost point-of-care platform for the diagnosis of MDR-TB among Syrian refugees in Turkey as a member of Taşoğlu lab. His current research interests are biomedical electronics, medical robotics, medical diagnostic and monitoring devices, modelling of biological systems, and digital pathology.
Cansu received her bachelor’s degree from department of Bioengineering at Yıldız Technical University in 2017. After that, she pursued master’s degree in Bioengineering at İzmir Institute of Technology where she worked on biosensor chips and surface functionalization in diagnostics. She joined Taşoğlu Lab as a PhD student in Spring 2021. Her research interests are biosensors, microfluidics and point-of-care systems for medical diagnostics.