Okan Gultekin

Okan Gultekin

Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: Widerströmska huset, Tomtebodavägen 18A, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: K6 Kvinnors och barns hälsa, K6 NOGRH Falconer Salehi, 171 77 Stockholm


  • My research is focused on tumor microenvironment in gynecological cancers
    such as uterine sarcomas, ovarian and cervical cancers to understand the
    tissue responses such as wound healing or inflammation created by the
    surgery. Furthermore, I use 3D ex vivo models by using cancer cells, tissue
    and immune cells to mimic tumor immune microenvironment to investigate the
    mechanisms behind the tissue responses which affects cancer invasion,
    metastasis and chemoresistance. I also focus on Bio-imaging and analysis by
    using several different software in manual or automated manners.


  • *2019-23 * Lecturer for tumor image analysis, PhD/MSc course “Tumor
    microenvironment communication” Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, SE
    *2020- 23 *Supervisor to 5 biomedical students for Bachelor thesis, 5
    biomedical student Master thesis


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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, 2024
  • Degree Of Master Of Medical Science 120 Credits, Karolinska Institutet, 2019

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