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Emel Topal

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Academic Professional, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2780
Biography: 

Dr. Emel Topal (Topal-Hively) has a B.S. degree in biology from Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey, M.S. degree in Biology  from Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey and a Ph.D. in Biology focused on infectious diseases and vaccine development from Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. She teaches  Human Anatomy and Physiology, Medicine and Culture and Applied Biological Science Seminar series, and occasionally other science classes such as microbiology laboratories at College of Integrative Scieneces and Arts (CISA), Arizona State University. Dr. Topal previously taught Microbiology, General Biology, Micropreperation Techniques, Histology, Plant Physiology, Plant Anatomy at Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey. 

Dr Topal   joined a world leader group in plant-derived vaccines  as a Ph.D. student at  Biodesign Institute at ASU. She obtained an effective vaccine for preventing Escherichia coli O157:H7 Intestinal attachment and colonization and presented/ published her results in variety of journals and conferenses.  

Dr. Topal recently received  Outstanding Teaching award (https://cisa.asu.edu/all-college-awards from Arizona State University.

In her spare time, she volunteers at different elementary schools and non profit organization to spread the love of science. She is also a member of an outreach group at CISA. Together with other team members she promotes science to young females. She also loves to travel with her husband and 2 kids. 

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Education: 
  • Ph.D. in Biology  The Biodesign Institute, Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology (CIDV), School of Life Sciences. Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, U.S.A.
  • MSc in Biology  Department of Biology, Abant Izzet baysal University, Bolu, Turkey
    • Master Thesis: The effect of content of the composition of germination medium on in vitro regeneration of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.) breeding lines
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  • BSc in Biology Department of Biology, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.
    • Emphasis on Microbiology (last two semesters)

 

Publications: 
  1. Martinez CA, Topal E, Giulietti AM, Talou JR, Mason H (2010). Exploring different strategies to express Dengue virus envelope protein in a plant system. Biotechnol lett. March7.
  2. Alvarez ML, Topal E, Martin F, Cardineau GA (2010). Higher accumulation of F1-V fusion recombinant protein in plats after induction of protein body formation. Plant Mol. Biol. 72(1-2): 75-89.
  3. Topal E, Alvarez ML, Mason HS (2008). Plant-derived Intimin Vaccine to Prevent Colonization of Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli. Proceedings of World Congress on In Vitro Biology. In Vitro Cell Dev. Biol.- Animal DOI 10.1007/s11626-008-9107-z.
  4. Alvarez ML, Pinyerd HL, Topal E, Cardineau GA.  (2008). P19-dependent and P19 independent reversion of F1-V gene silencing in tomato. Plant Mol. Biol. 68:61-79.
  5. Alvarez ML, Pinyerd HL, Topal E, Cardineau GA.  (2008). High f1-v gene expression in transgenic tomato after spontaneous or P19-induced reversion of gene silencing. Proceedings of World Congress on In Vitro Biology. In Vitro Cell Dev. Biol.- Animal DOI 10.1007/s11626-008-9108-y
  6. Gurel S. Topal E, Gurel E. (2003). The effect of pretreating seedlings with BAP on direct shoot Regeneration from Petiole Explants of Sugar Beet (Beta vulgaris L.). Biotechnol. & Biotechol Eq ., Vol. 2 (17).
  7. Gurel E, Topal E, Gurel S. (2003). The effect of pre-treating seedlings with TDZ on direct shoot regeneration from petiole explants of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.).  As. Pac. J. Mol. Biol. & Biotech. Vol. 11 (1)
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 201Human Anatomy/Physiology I
BIO 202Human Anatomy & Physiology II
ABS 394Special Topics
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 160Intro. to Anatomy & Physiology
BIO 201Human Anatomy/Physiology I
BIO 202Human Anatomy & Physiology II
ABS 394Special Topics
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 201Human Anatomy/Physiology I
ABS 394Special Topics
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 201Human Anatomy/Physiology I
ABS 394Special Topics
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 160Intro. to Anatomy & Physiology
BIO 201Human Anatomy/Physiology I
ABS 394Special Topics
ABS 490Applied Biol Sciences Seminar
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 201Human Anatomy/Physiology I
ABS 394Special Topics
ABS 490Applied Biol Sciences Seminar
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ABS 394Special Topics
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 201Human Anatomy/Physiology I
BIO 202Human Anatomy & Physiology II
ABS 394Special Topics
ABS 490Applied Biol Sciences Seminar
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 201Human Anatomy/Physiology I
MIC 206Microbiology Laboratory
ABS 394Special Topics
ABS 490Applied Biol Sciences Seminar
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 201Human Anatomy/Physiology I
ABS 394Special Topics
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 201Human Anatomy/Physiology I
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 201Human Anatomy/Physiology I
BIO 202Human Anatomy & Physiology II
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 201Human Anatomy/Physiology I
Honors / Awards: 

Outstanding Teaching Award-Spring 2020