Gözde was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey and received her B.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Koc University in 2015. Gözde completed her Chemical Engineering Ph.D. at UC Berkeley with Prof. Markita Landry in 2020. During her Ph.D. studies, she developed nanotechnologies for plant genetic engineering. For her postdoctoral work, Gözde joined Prof. Siobhan Brady's lab at UC Davis, where she studies nutrient use efficiency of tomato and develops high-throughput functional genomics tools to study transcriptional regulation in crops.
Currently, Gözde is finishing her postdoctoral research and will start as an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Caltech in Summer 2022. The Demirer lab will work on bioengineering of plants and rhizosphere for food security, sustainability, and environmental remediation using novel nanotechnology and synthetic biology approaches.
For a complete publications list, see https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=WAhEY-QAAAAJ&hl=en
Toolboxes for Plant Systems Biology Research. Jihyun Park, Gozde S. Demirer, Lily S Cheung, Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 2022.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copbio.2022.102692
Nanoparticle cellular internalization is not required for RNA delivery to mature plant leaves. Huan Zhang, Natalie S Goh, Jeffrey W Wang, Rebecca L Pinals, Eduardo González-Grandío, Gozde S Demirer, Salwan Butrus, Sirine C Fakra, Antonio Del Rio Flores, Rui Zhai, Bin Zhao, So-Jung Park, Markita P Landry, Nature Nanotechnology, 2022.https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-021-01018-8
A Ratiometric Dual Color Luciferase Reporter for Fast Characterization of Transcriptional Regulatory Elements in Plants. Eduardo González-Grandío, Gozde S Demirer, Wenhe Ma, Siobhan Brady, Markita P Landry, ACS Synthetic Biology, 2021.https://doi.org/10.1021/acssynbio.1c00248
Carbon nanotube biocompatibility in plants is determined by their surface chemistry. Eduardo González-Grandío, Gozde S. Demirer, Christopher T Jackson, Darwin Yang, Sophia Ebert, Kian Molawi, Harald Keller, Markita P Landry, Journal of Nanobiotechnology, 2021.https://doi.org/10.1186/s12951-021-01178-8
Nanotechnology to advance CRISPR/Cas genetic engineering of plants. Gozde S Demirer, Tallyta Silva, Christopher Jackson, Jason Thomas, David Ehrhardt, Seung Y. Rhee, Jenny C. Mortimer and Markita P. Landry, Nature Nanotechnology (accepted), 2021. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-021-00854-y
Efficient Transient Gene Knock-down in Tobacco Plants Using Carbon Nanocarriers. Gozde S Demirer and Markita P Landry, bio-protocol, 2021. https://bio-protocol.org/e3897
Engineering DNA nanostructures for siRNA delivery in plants. Huan Zhang, Honglu Zhang, Gozde S Demirer, Eduardo González-Grandío, Chunhai Fan, Markita P Landry, Nature Protocols, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41596-020-0370-0
Carbon nanocarriers deliver siRNA to intact plant cells for efficient gene knockdown. Gozde S Demirer, Huan Zhang, Natalie S Goh, Rebecca L Pinals, Roger Chang, Markita P Landry, Science Advances, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aaz0495
Carbon nanotube–mediated DNA delivery without transgene integration in intact plants. Gozde S Demirer, Huan Zhang, Natalie S Goh, Eduardo González-Grandío, Markita P Landry, Nature Protocols, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41596-019-0208-9
High aspect ratio nanomaterials enable delivery of functional genetic material without DNA integration in mature plants. Gozde S Demirer, Huan Zhang, Juliana Matos, Natalie Goh, Francis Cunningham, Younghun Sung, Roger Chang, Abhishek Aditham, Linda Chio, Myeong-Je Cho, Brian Staskawicz, Markita P Landry, Nature Nanotechnology, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-019-0382-5
DNA nanostructures coordinate gene silencing in mature plants. Huan Zhang*, Gozde S Demirer*, Honglu Zhang, Tianzheng Ye, Natalie S Goh, Abhishek J Aditham, Francis J Cunningham, Chunhai Fan, Markita P Landry, PNAS, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1818290116
Nanoparticle-mediated delivery towards advancing plant genetic engineering. Francis J Cunningham*, Natalie S Goh*, Gozde S Demirer, Juliana L Matos, Markita P Landry, Trends in Biotechnology, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tibtech.2018.03.009
Delivering genes to plants. Gozde S Demirer and Markita P Landry, Chemical Engineering Progress, 2017. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/2hp0j2g2