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Pharmacist, PhD, researcher, lecturer

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Santa Clara, California, 95051, United States
Posted:
April 26, 2019

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Personal Information

Date of Birth, Place : **st June 1980, Ankara, TURKEY

Last Position : Prof. Dr. in Gazi University Faculty of Pharmacy

Department of Pharmacognosy

Languages : Turkish (Native), English (Fluent), German (Beginner)

Status in USA : Permanent resident (Green card)

Authorized to live and work permanently in the United States

ORCID ID : http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7128-9513

Researchgate ID : https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nilufer_Orhan

Linkedin ID : https://www.linkedin.com/in/nilufer-orhan-739b7824/

Summary

I am a pharmacist and completed my PhD (2011) at Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University in Turkey. I was a research and teaching assistant between 2002 and 2013 and quit my job as a professor in January 2019.

I have been working as a lecturer in Graduate Program, Phytotherapy MSc Program and Pharmacognosy MSc & PhD Programs. My major research interests have focused on in-vivo and in-vitro biological activities of natural products and traditional medicinal plants of Turkey. I have also worked on qualitative and quantitative analysis of food and plant extracts and application of pharmacopoeia methods.

Experiences

Education:

Ph.D. thesis: Pharmacognosic studies on Juniperus species that are used as folk medicine against diabetes in Turkey, April 2011.

M.Sc. thesis: Researches on the antidiabetic activity of Vitis vinifera L. leaves, January 2005.

Graduation: Gazi University Faculty of Pharmacy, August 2002.

Academic Career:

Professor, Gazi University Faculty of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacognosy 2018-2019.

Associate Professor, Gazi University Faculty of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacognosy 2013-2018.

Gained Associate Professor degree, Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Botany field, May 2013.

Postdoc Researcher and Teaching Assistant, Gazi University Faculty of Pharmacy, 2011-2013.

Research and Teaching Assistant, Gazi University Faculty of Pharmacy, 2002-2011.

Skills:

Strong background in in-vivo and in-vitro biological activity studies

Experience in qualitative & quantitative analysis of food and plant extracts

Conducts literature searches, able to read, understand, apply new technics and research procedures

Certifications:

1. Course for Laboratory Animal Practice and Ethics, The Laboratory Animal Breeding and Experimental Research Center of Gazi University (GUDAM), 20-22 June 2007, Ankara, Turkey.

2. School of Dendrology and Forest Ecology, The Rural Environment and Forestry Research Association, March-May 1997 and March-May 2000, Ankara, Turkey.

3. Course for Scientific Botanical Illustration, The Continuing Education Center of Ankara University (ANKUSEM), 21 December 2013- 22 February 2014, Ankara, Turkey.

Awards & Grants:

The Turkish Pharmacists’ Association Academy of Pharmacy Encouragement Award 2015, Best Lecture and Best Poster Awards, Travel Grants

Research Projects:

1. Ergun F., Deliorman Orhan D., Yesilada E., Ergun E., Aslan M., Orhan N. Researches on the Biological Activities of Vitis vinifera Leaves, 02/2004-14, Gazi University Research Fund (GURF), 2004.

2. Ergun F., Deliorman Orhan D., Aslan M., Orhan N., Pekcan M. Pharmacognosic Studies on Juniperus Species That are Used as Folk Medicine against Diabetes in Turkey, 02/2007-07, GURF, 2007.

3. Aslan M., Orhan N., Sen I., Batur, A.F., Gonul I.I. Research on In-vivo Effect of Helichrysum Species Which are Used Against Kidney Stone as a Folk Medicine on Nephrolithiasis Induced by Ethylene Glycol, 02/2010-06, GURF, 2010.

4. Aslan, M., Orhan N., Hosbas, S., Deliorman Orhan, D., Ergun F. Evaluation of Alpha Amylase and Alpha Glucosidase Inhibitory Effects of Some Antidiabetic Plants, 02/2011-22, GURF, 2011.

5. Aslan, M., Icoz, U.G., Orhan, N., Erdogan Orhan, I., Senol, F.S. Pharmacognosic Studies on Some Bidens L. Taxons Growing in Turkey, 112S015, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, 2011.

6. Gokbulut, A., Deliorman Orhan, D., Orhan, N. Evaluation of Antioxidant and In-vitro Antidiabetic Effects of Cistus creticus L. and Characterization of Its Phenolic Composition, 15H0237004, Ankara University Research Fund, 2015.

7. Aslan, M., Sen, I., Onaran, M., Orhan, N. A New Pharmaceutical Product Development from Helichrysum stoechas ssp. barellieri Plant against the Urinary Tract Stone Disease (Urolithiasis), TAGEM-15/ARGE-55, General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies, 2015.

Research Articles:

Has 33 research articles in international journals and 9 articles in national journals with 490 citation, h index=12 (Web of Science Core Collection).

1. Deliorman Orhan, D., Aslan, M., Sendogdu N., Ergun F., Yesilada, E. Evaluation of The Hypoglycemic Effect and Antioxidant Activity of Three Viscum album Subspecies (European mistletoe) in Streptozocin-Diabetic Rats, J Ethnopharmacol, 98, 95-102, 2005.

2. Sendogdu, N., Aslan, M., Deliorman Orhan, D., Ergun, F., Yesilada, E. Antidiabetic and Antioxidant Effects of Vitis vinifera L. Leaves in Streptozotocin-Diabetic Rats. Turk J Pharm, 3, 7-17, 2005.

3. Orhan, N., Aslan, M., Deliorman Orhan, D., Ergun, F., Yesilada, E. In-vivo Assessment of Antidiabetic and Antioxidant Activities of Grapevine Leaves (Vitis vinifera) in Diabetic Rats, J Ethnopharmacol, 108, 280-286, 2006.

4. Aslan, M., Deliorman Orhan, D., Orhan, N., Sezik, E., Yesilada, E. In-vivo Antidiabetic and Antioxidant Potential of Helichrysum plicatum ssp. plicatum Capitulums in Streptozotocin-induced Diabetic Rats, J Ethnopharmacol, 109, 54-59, 2007.

5. Deliorman Orhan, D., Orhan, N., Ergun, E., Ergun, F. Hepatoprotective Effect of Vitis vinifera L. Leaves on Carbon Tetrachloride-Induced Acute Liver Damage in Rats, J Ethnopharmacol, 112, 145-151, 2007.

6. Aslan, M., Orhan, Deliorman D., Orhan, N., Sezik, E., Yesilada, E. A Study of Antidiabetic and Antioxidant Effects of Helichrysum graveolens Capitulums in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats, J Med Food, 10, 396-400, 2007.

7. Orhan, N., Aslan, M., Hosbas, S., Deliorman Orhan D. Antidiabetic Effect and Antioxidant Potential of Rosa canina Fruits Pharmacogn Mag, 20, 309-315, 2009.

8. Deliorman Orhan, D.,Orhan N., Ozcelik B., Ergun, F. Biological Activities of Vitis vinifera L. leaves, Turk J Biol, 33, 341-348, 2009.

9. Aslan, M., Orhan, N., Deliorman Orhan, D., Ergun, F. Hypoglycemic Activity and Antioxidant Potential of Some Medicinal Plants Traditionally Used in Turkey for Diabetes, J Ethnopharmacol, 128, 384-389, 2010.

10. Orhan, N., Berkkan, A., Deliorman Orhan, D., Aslan, M., Ergun, F. Effects of Juniperus oxycedrus ssp. oxycedrus on Tissue Lipid Peroxidation, Trace Elements (Cu, Zn, Fe) and Blood Glucose Levels In Experimental Diabetes, J Ethnopharmacol, 133, 759-764, 2011.

11. Orhan, N., Orhan, I., Ergun F. Insights into Cholinesterase Inhibitory and Antioxidant Activities of Five Juniperus Species, Food Chem Toxicol, 49, 2305-2312, 2011.

12. Aslan, M., Orhan, N., Deliorman Orhan, D. Effect of Gentiana olivieri on Experimental Epilepsy Models, Pharmacogn Mag, 28, 344-349, 2011.

13. Pesen Ozdogan, F., Orhan, N., Ergun, F. Studies on the Conformity of Hibiscus sabdariffa L. Samples from Turkish Market to European Pharmacopeia, FABAD J Pharm Sci, 36, 25-32, 2011.

14. Orhan, N., Aslan, M., Pekcan, M., Deliorman Orhan, D., Bedir, E., Ergun, F. Identification of Hypoglycaemic Compounds from Berries of Juniperus oxycedrus ssp. oxycedrus through Bioactivity Guided Isolation Technique, J Ethnopharmacol, 139, 110-118, 2012.

15. Orhan, N., Aslan, M., Demirci, B., Ergun, F. A Bioactivity Guided Study on the Antidiabetic Activity of Juniperus oxycedrus subsp. oxycedrus Leaves, J Ethnopharmacol, 140, 409-415, 2012.

16. Orhan, N., Deliorman Orhan, D., Aslan, M., Sukuroglu, M., Erdogan Orhan, I. UPLC-TOF-MS Analysis of Galium spurium towards its Neuroprotective and Anticonvulsant Activities, J Ethnopharmacol, 141, 220-227, 2012.

17. Orhan, N., Akkol, E., Ergun, F. Evaluation of Anti-inflammatory and Antinociceptive Effects of Some Juniperus Species Growing in Turkey, Turk J Biol, 36, 719-726, 2012.

18. Tombul, A.G., Orhan, N., Sezik, E., Ergun, F. Morphologic, Anatomical, and Chromatographic Studies on Eucalyptus (L’Hér.) Samples from the Market. FABAD J Pharm Sci, 37, 79-87, 2012.

19. Orhan, N., Aslan, M., Sukuroglu, M., Deliorman Orhan D. In-vivo and In-vitro Antidiabetic Effect of Cistus laurifolius L. and Detection of Major Phenolic Compounds by UPLC-TOF-MS Analysis, J Ethnopharmacol, 146, 859-865, 2013.

20. Orhan, N., Hosbas, S., Deliorman Orhan, D., Aslan, M., Ergun, F. Enzyme Inhibitory and Radical Scavenging Effects of Some Antidiabetic Plants of Turkey. IJBMS, 17(6), 426-432, 2014.

21. Orhan, N., Deliorman Orhan, N., Aslan, M., Ergun, F. Effect of Exotic Fruit “Pepino” (Solanum muricatum Aiton.) on Blood Glucose Level. Turk J Pharm Sci, 11,195-202, 2014.

22. Demirez, M., Orhan, N., Ergun, F. Ankara Aktarlarında Nane Adıyla Satılan Örnekler Üzerinde Çalışmalar (Studies on the Samples Sold as Mint in Aktars of Ankara). Spatula DD, 4, 223-231, 2014.

23. Orhan, N., Onaran, M., Sen, I., Gonul, I.I., Aslan, M. Preventive Treatment of Calcium Oxalate Crystal Deposition with Immortal Flowers. J Ethnopharmacol, 163, 60-67, 2015.

24. Orhan N., Damlacı, T., Baykal, T., Ozek, T., Aslan, M. Hypoglycaemic Effect of Seed and Fruit Extracts of Laurel Cherry in Different Experimental Models and Chemical Characterization of the Seed Extract. Rec Nat Prod, 9, 379-385, 2015

25. Deliorman Orhan D., Hartevioglu A., Orhan N., Berkkan A., Gokbulut A., Gunhan O., Pekcan M. Subacute Effects of Standardized Fumaria vaillantii Lois. Ethanol Extract on Trace Element Levels, Biochemical and Histopathological Parameters in Experimental Liver Toxicity. J Food Biochem, 40, 180-189, 2016.

26. Onaran, M., Orhan, N., Farahvash, A., Ekin, H.N., Kocabıyık, M., Gonul, İ.I., Sen, İ., Aslan, M. Successful Treatment of Sodium Oxalate Induced Urolithiasis with Helichrysum Flowers, J Ethnopharmacol, 186, 322-328, 2016.

27. Deliorman Orhan, D., Orhan, N. Assessment of In-vitro Antidiabetic and Antioxidant Effects of Helianthus tuberosus, Cydonia oblonga and Allium porrum. Turk J Pharm Sci, 13, 181-188, 2016.

28. Orhan, N., Icoz, U.G., Altun, L., Aslan, M. Anti-Hyperglycaemic & Antioxidant Effects of Bidens tripartita and Quantitative Analysis on its Active Principles, IJBMS, 19, 1114-1124, 2016.

29. Gokbulut, A., Orhan, N., Deliorman Orhan, D. Phenolic Compounds Characterization, Carbohydrate Digestive Enzyme Inhibitory and Antioxidant Activities of Hieracium pannosum Boiss., S Afr J Bot, 108, 387-392, 2017.

30. Orhan, N., Deliorman Orhan, D., Gokbulut, A., Aslan, M., Ergun, F. Comparative Analysis of Chemical Profile, Antioxidant, In-vitro and In-vivo Antidiabetic Activities of Juniperus foetidissima Willd. and Juniperus sabina L.. IJPR, 16, 64-74, 2017.

31. Orhan, N., Gokbulut, A., Deliorman Orhan, D. Antioxidant Potential and Carbohydrate Digestive Enzyme Inhibitory Effects of Five Inula Species and Their Major Compounds. S Afr J Bot, 111, 86-92, 2017.

32. İçöz Ü.G., Orhan, N., Altun, L., Aslan M. In vitro and in vivo antioxidant and antidiabetic activity studies on standardized extracts of two Bidens species. J Food Biochem, 41(6)(e12429), 2017.

33. Deliorman Orhan D., Orhan N., Gokbulut A. In vitro enzyme inhibitory properties, antioxidant activities, and phytochemical studies on Juniperus drupacea. J Res Pharm, 23(1), 83-92, 2019.

Book Chapters:

Orhan N. Ribes nigrum (Part 67), Monographs of Society of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, Plants Used in Therapy, (Editor: Demirezer O.) Ozyurt Press, Ankara, Turkey, 581-590, 2011.

Orhan D.D., Orhan N. Chapter 25: Novel Antidermatophytic Drug Candidates from Nature, Antimicrobials: Synthetic and Natural Compounds, Editors: D. Dhanasekaran, N. Thajuddin, A. Panneerselvam.. CRC Press. USA, 487-512, 2015. (ISBN 978***********).

Orhan N. Eucalyptus globulus (Mavi ökaliptus) (Part 48), Monographs of Society of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, Plants and Their Effects, (Editors: Demirezer O., Ersoz, T., Saracoglu, I., Sener, B., Koroglu, A., Yalcin, F.N.) Akademisyen Bookstore, Ozyurt Press, Ankara, Turkey, 437-446, 2017. (ISBN: 978-***-****-47-6)

Orhan N. Ribes nigrum (Karagat) (Part 103), Monographs of Society of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, Plants and Their Effects, (Editors: Demirezer O., Ersoz, T., Saracoglu, I., Sener, B., Koroglu, A., Yalcin, F.N.) Akademisyen Bookstore, Ozyurt Press, Ankara, Turkey, 925-934, 2017. (ISBN: 978-***-****-47-6)

Orhan, N., Deliorman Orhan, D. Chapter 8: Microbial Control of Vector-Borne Diseases, Editors: B.K. Tyagi, D. Dhanasekaran. Natural Weapons used against Dengue Vector Mosquito, Aedes aegypti. (Eds. Tyagi, B.K., Dhanasekaran, D.) CRC Press, Florida, USA, 137-166, 2018. (ISBN 978**********)

Orhan, N. Chapter 30: Juniperus Species: Features, Profile and Applications to Diabetes, Editors: R. R. Watson, V. R. Preedy. Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Diabetes, Second Edition, Academic Press, USA, 447-460, 2019. (ISBN: 978-0-12-813822-9)

Congress/Meetings:

Joined 13 international, 23 national congresses and meetings; presented 3 invited lectures, 8 oral presentations and 31 posters in these organizations.

Congress Organization:

Take role in the organization of 2 international and 4 national symposiums.

The 15th National Symposium on Plant Originated Crude Drugs (BIHAT), October 06-09, 2004, Antalya, Turkey.

The 12th Symposium on History of Turkish Pharmacy, May 27-28, 2005, Ankara, Turkey.

The 6th International Symposium on the Chemistry of Natural Compounds (SCNC 2005), June 28-29, 2005 Ankara, Turkey.

The 3rd International Mediterranean Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (Mesmap-3), April 13-16, 2017, Kyrenia, North Cyprus.

Gazi University Faculty of Pharmacy FarmaEkol Student Community Symposium, GaziFarmaSem, March 30-31, 2018, Ankara, Turkey.

The 23th National Symposium on Plant Originated Crude Drugs (BIHAT), April 09-12, 2018, Antalya, Turkey.

Editorial Board Membership & Reviewer Positions:

Has been Associate Editor of FABAD Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (2013 September-2016 January)

Editorial board member of SM Journal of Urology (2015- ), Food & Nutrition: Current Research (2017- ), African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines (2017- ), Journal of Diabetic Complications & Therapy (2017- )

Reviewer in 10 national/international journals (Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Pharmacognosy Magazine, Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Journal of Food Biochemistry, Spatula DD, Turkish Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, FABAD Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Türkiye Klinikleri Dergileri)

Memberships in Professional Societies:

Phytochemical Society of Europe, Society of Medicinal Plant Research, Society of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, Turkish Pharmacists’ Association



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