Ece is a Bioinformatics Scientist Fellow at Open Avenues Foundation where she leads a project with students to determine the effectiveness of vaccine and/or drug product immune responses.
Ece is a Senior Research Associate on the Translational Medicine team at Genocea Biosciences, a company seeking to make better cancer immunotherapies for patients. She oversees the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) immunophenotyping (IP) study. Additionally, she is working on advancing science literacy and communication through her column in the company newsletter. She previously worked as a Research Associate in SQZ Biotechnologies, a cell therapy company developing therapies to patients with cancer and infectious diseases. Prior to that, she worked as a Research Assistant at Beth Israel on the correlation of different immune cell populations in PBMCs of fatty acid deficient mammals while getting her Master’s degree in Biotechnology from Brandeis University. She received her bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioengineering from Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey.
She also loves experiencing different cultures, specifically through their food and language. In her spare time, Ece loves to read books and speaks three languages: Turkish, Italian and English.