Tuba Ayça Tunca
I was born and grew up in Istanbul, Turkey. I completed my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry, at Bogazici University. In my sophomore year, I started my research about polymers thanks to Prof. Amitav Sanyal in the Sanyal research group. During my master, I synthesized dual-functional polymer-coated responsive magnetic materials for cancer therapeutics under his supervision. In October 2022, I joined the Sedlacek polymer and biomaterial synthesis group for my Ph.D. Currently, my research focuses on the synthesis of highly functional polymer materials for biomedical applications. Outside of chemistry, I enjoy cooking, spending my time with cats & dogs and I have a sea-shell collection.