Prof. Dr. Bensu KARAHALIL received her undergraduate degree in Pharmacy from Gazi University, Turkey. She completed her graduate studies, MSc and Ph.D., from Department of Toxicology, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey. She has been working at Gazi University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Toxicology since 1989. She presently serves as a Professor at the same department, since 2005. She was a visiting scientist in National Instıtute of Standards and Technology (NIST) from January till April, in 1997, in Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) for 2 months in between 1996 November-1997 November, in Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, Christie Hospital NHS Trust on January 2002 for two weeks, visiting fellow in National Institute of Health (NIH), National Institute of Aging, Gerontology Research Center, Laboratory of Molecular Biology for two years from 2001 to 2003, and for two months in 2009. Prof. Dr. KARAHALIL received scholarships from USA-Maryland, National Institute of Standards and Technology, for 3 months and from Germany-Gatersleben, Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), for 1.5 months. She also has received The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey Award in 2006, L’OREAL Women in Science Award in 2007 and Turkish Pharmacists Union Pharmacy Academy 2014 Science Award and 2018 Gold Mortar Science Award She is a member of International Union of Toxicology, European Society of Toxicology, Turkish Society of Toxicology, Turkish Society of Pharmacology and Society of Pharmaceutical Sciences. She is also the member of editorial boards of more than 10 international Journals. She has several administrative experiences in Gazi University, in Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and in Turkish Society of Toxicology. According to SSCI database, dating from January 2021, her papers have been cited 1812 times and h index is 25. Prof. Dr. KARAHALIL has 90 publications in peer-reviewed journals and five scientific book chapters. Since 1996, Prof. Dr. KARAHALIL has worked in 55 projects that are supported by The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey, NATO and Gazi University, as principal investigator and in several projects, as investigator. Her work is mainly focused on drug safety, DNA damage and repair and related enzyme polymorphisms as an indicator of individual susceptibility, assessment of genotoxicity, oxidative stress, free radicals, nanotoxicology and occupational exposure.
Food and drug safety, genetic toxicology