ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS (Click for Google Scholar, or Researchgate)

--- Research Papers ---

Kuehn E., Girard J., Stockinger A., Raible F., Özpolat B.D. A scalable culturing system for the marine annelid Platynereis dumerilii. bioRxiv 714238 (2019) (in revision, PLOS ONE)

(in prep.) Özpolat B.D., Borovikov A., Zattara E.E., Bely A.E. Analysis of Wnt pathway gene expression at the lateral line in the annelid Pristina leidyi.

Özpolat B.D., Handberg-Thorsager M., Vervoort M., Balavoine G. Cell lineage and cell cycling analyses of the 4d micromere using live imaging in the marine annelid Platynereis dumerilii. eLife DOI: 10.7554/eLife.30463 (2017) 

Özpolat B.D., Sloane E., Zattara E.E., Bely A.E. Plasticity and regeneration of gonads in the annelid Pristina leidyi.  EvoDevo 7:22. (2016)

Özpolat B.D., Bely A.E.. Gonad establishment during asexual reproduction in the annelid Pristina leidyi. Dev. Biol. 405(1):123–36. (2015) 

Özpolat B.D., Zapata M., Frugé J.D., Coote J., Lee J., Muneoka K., Anderson R. Regeneration of the elbow joint in the developing chick embryo recapitulates development. Dev. Biol. 372(2):229-38. (2012)

Özpolat B.D. (Ph.D. Dissertation) Development and Regeneration of the Elbow Joint in the Chicken Embryo. (2010)

Tran U., Pickney L.M., Özpolat B.D., Wessely O. Xenopus Bicaudal-C is required for the differentiation of the amphibian pronephros. Dev. Biol. 307(1):152-64. (2007) 

--- Reviews and Book Chapters ---

(in revision) MacCord K. and Özpolat B.D. Is the Germline Immortal and Continuous? A Discussion in Light of iPSCs and Germline Regeneration. Stem Cells Special Issue. MBoC (Perspective) - Download manuscript preprint from here.

(accepted) Zattara E.E., Özpolat B.D. Quantifying cell proliferation during regeneration of aquatic worms. Methods in Molecular Biology, Springer. Eds: David Carroll, Stephen Stricker. (2019) (Book Chapter)

Özpolat B.D., Bely A.E. Developmental and molecular biology of annelid regeneration: a comparative review of recent studies. Current Op. in Gen. Dev. Volume 40,  pg: 144–153. (2016) (Review)

Özpolat B.D., Gökçümen Ö. Humans and philosophy under the light of evolution. Cogito YKY (60-61). (2009) (Book Chapter in Turkish)


For several years Duygu was the editor-in-chief of Hard-workers for Evolution, a volunteer group for public outreach and education about evolution, founded in 2007. Among many public outreach activities of this group, the most important was translating the Understanding Evolution website by UC Berkeley from English to Turkish (Turkish website and blog).

If you would like to learn more about Duygu's public outreach efforts, here is an interview by the Society for Developmental Biology.


Duygu has participated in translations of several books written by Richard Dawkins from English to Turkish. 

- Magic of Reality: "Gerçeğin Büyüsü" (BDÖ as the editor). 

- Unweaving the Rainbow: "Gökkuşağını Çözmek" (BDÖ as the editor). 

- Climbing Mount Improbable: "Olasılıksızlık Dağına Tırmanmak" (BDÖ as one of the translators). 

- The Greatest Show on Earth: "Yeryüzündeki En Büyük Gösteri" (BDÖ as one of the translators).