Begüm Topçuoğlu

Post-doctoral Research Fellow since 2018

Research areas

  • Intestinal Microbiome
  • Colorectal Cancer


  • B.S.: Sabanci University (2011)
  • Ph.D.: University of Massachusetts (2018)
Begüm Topçuoğlu


Previously, I studied the physiology of (hyper)thermophiles in hot environments such as hydrothermal vents. My work focused on how interspecies cooperation among hyperthermophilic archaea effects subseafloor life. I’m interested in understanding the changes in microbial community and physiology in an ecosystem upon perturbations and stress inducing conditions. My work in the Schloss Lab focuses on the role of host microbiome on colorectal cancer progression.