Nilay Yapici

Assistant Professor, Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator

 Nilay Yapici

Department and Program Affiliations:
Neurobiology & Behavior

Academic focus:
Neural basis of decision making 

Current research project: 
Molecular and neural mechanisms that regulate decisions about food

Previous positions:
Postdoctoral Fellow, The Rockefeller University,  2009-2016

Academic background:
Ph.D., Molecular biology, Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Austria, 2009
B.Sc., Molecular biology and genetics, Bogazici University, Turkey, 2004

Last book read:
“The Study of Instinct” by Nikolaas Tinbergen 

In your own time/when not working:
I like to watch cult science fiction movies, play with my PS4, cook, spend time with my two schnauzers and take pictures.  

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:  
Intro to Neuroscience, Neural and Genetic Basis of Decision Making

What most excites you about Cornell: 
I am very excited to be joining an interdisciplinary academic community, who from day one has impressed me with their collaborative and welcoming environment full of engaging students and faculty. 

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