Hasan Bayram works as a Professor of respiratory medicine and the Head of Allergy Division and Respiratory Research Laboratory, Department of Chest Diseases, School of Medicine, University of Gaziantep, Gaziantep, Turkey. He served as a Postdoctorate Research Fellow in the Department of Thoracic Medicine, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK, 2002-2003. He completed his Residency in chest diseases in the Department of Chest Diseases, School of Medicine, University of Dicle, Diyarbakir, Turkey, 1991–1999. Bayram holds a Ph.D. degree in asthma and air pollution from the Academic Department of Respiratory Medicine, St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London, UK, 1994–1998; and M.B. and M.D. degrees from School of Medicine, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey, 1981–1988. His areas of expertise include air pollution, nanoparticles, asthma, COPD, and mesothelioma. His research interests include effects of diesel exhaust particles and engineered nanoparticles on cell viability, apoptosis, cell cycle and apoptosis regulating proteins, and inflammatory mediator release from airway epithelial cell lines including A549 and BEAS-2B cells, and primary nasal and bronchial epithelial cells from patients with various airway pathologies such as allergic rhinitis, nasal polyposis, COPD, and asthma. Bayram is also interested in mechanisms underlying steroid resistance in COPD and stem cell and progenitor cell expression in airway epithelial cells.
Biography Updated on 2 January 2013