Fatma AKAR

Dr. Fatma Akar is a professor of Pharmacology at Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University. She received her Ph.D. from Gazi University.  She is a pharmacologist with interests in molecular mechanisms of drug action in cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems. She was a researcher at Department of Physiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Gent University in Belgium for short period in favor of NATO project (1991). Dr. Akar worked at Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Emory University in USA from 1996 to 1998. Her recent projects focus on the effects of dietary consumption of high-fructose on insulin and linked pathways as well as inflammation. She has authored and co-authored several publications in the areas of fructose-induced metabolic syndrome and molecular effects and health benefits of resveratrol that is a multifunctional compound found in several plants.