Nihal Apaydin

Dr. Nihal Apaydin is Medical Doctor and Full Professor in Anatomy and Multidisciplinary Neuroscience, at the Ankara University Faculty of Medicine (Turkey). She started her academic career in Anatomy at Ankara University in 2002. She had granted by Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Agency (TUBITAK) and spent a year at the St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies, as a visiting scientist in 2007-2008. She was appointed as a Visiting Professor in the same University for contributing teaching and research activities after 2009. She was promoted as an “Associate Professor of Anatomy” in 2010 and “Professor of Anatomy” in 2015. Meanwhile, she completed her second phD in Neuroscience in 2015 with the thesis entitled “Evaluation of relation between time perception and reward processing in the brain with fMRI in patients with major depressive disorder”. She has published more than 70 international publications, more than 10 book chapters and presented more than 100 national and international presentations in scientific meetings and has three national scientific awards. She is associate editor of peripheral nervous system section of “Surgical and Radiological Anatomy” since 2009. She is a member of Editorial Board of “Clinical Anatomy” since 2009 and of “Anatomy Research International” since 2011 and currently serving as an Editorial Board member in many other International Journals. She was the treasurer of Turkish Society of Anatomy and Clinical Anatomy and still Council Member of European Association of Clinical Anatomy. She was the General Secretary of 4th ISCAA which was organized in Ankara in 2012 and General Secretary of Neuroscience Congress which was again organized in Ankara in 2016. She was appointed as vice director of Brain Research Center of Ankara University for 4 years. She is interested in gross anatomy, clinical anatomy, neuroanatomy; especially brain and peripheral nervous system, and neuroimaging (fMRI).