Levent Karagenç M.D

levent-karagencCurriculum vitae for Dr. Levent Karagenç
Name : Levent KARAGENÇ
Date of birth :13/12/1967
Education : Ph.D.






Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Ankara University



College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

North Carolina State University



Title of the position



Research assistant

Kafkas University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine


Ph.D. student

North Carolina State University, ABD


Post-doctoral fellow

North Carolina State University, ABD


Post-doctoral fellow

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ABD


Clinical embryologist

IVF Unit, German Hospital, Istanbul


Research associate

Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine, Denver, ABD


Laboratory Director

IVF Unit, German Hospital, Istanbul


Director of R&D Department

IVF Unit, German Hospital, Istanbul


Reserve Army Officer

Military Veterinary School, Gemlik, Bursa



Adnan Menderes University, Bozdogan Vocational High School


Assistant Professor

Adnan Menderes University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Histology-Embryology


Associate Professor

Adnan Menderes University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Histology-Embryology



Adnan Menderes University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Histology-Embryology



Title and the year

Funding Organization


Budget and duration

Characterization of chicken and quail amniotic cells for the expression of some of the stem cell markers, 2009-2010

TÜBİTAK (108O848)

Principal Investigator

24,950.00 (₺)

Effect of in vitro mouse embryo culture and embryo transfer on the expression of toll-like receptors in fetal lung tissue, 2012-2016


COST BM1201 (112O259)

Principal Investigator

394,800.00 (₺)

An investigation on miRNAs involved in the regulation of glucose metabolism in the liver tissue in adult mice obtained through in vitro embryo culture and embryo transfer, 2014-

TÜBİTAK (1140743)

Principal Investigator

433,100.00 (₺)

Investigation of the oncogenic potential of protein phosphatase PPM1D/Wip1 in human non hodgkin lymphoma, 2014-

TÜBİTAK (214S200)


476,500.00 (₺)

Expression of brain-derived-neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in mice generated by in vitro fertilization/embryo culture, 2015-2016.


BİDEP 2216



1.​ Karagenç L, Sandikci M. (2013). Contribution of cells derived from the area pellucida to extraembryonic mesodermal cell lineages in heterospecific quail chick blastodermal chimeras. Cells Tissues Organs, 197, 114-126.

2.​ Karagenç, L., Türkyılmaz, K., Sandıkçı, M. (2011). Timing of the Ovariectomy Operation Effects the Survival of Newly-hatched Chicks. Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi, 17, 923-926.

3.​ Türkyılmaz, M.K., Karagenç, L., Fidan, E. (2010). Sexing of newly-hatched chicks using DNA isolated from chorio-allantoic membrane samples by polymerase chain reaction in Denizli chicken. British Poultry Science, 51, 525-529.

4.​ Karagenc, L., Sandıkçı, M. (2010). Tissue distribution of cells derived from the area opacain heterospecific quail-chick blastodermal chimeras. Journal of Anatomy, 216, 16-22.

5.​ Ciray, H.N., Karagenc, L., Ulug, U., Bener, F. and Bahceci, M. (2006). Early cleavage morphology affects the quality and implantation potential of day 3 embryos. Fertil Steril., 85, 358-65.

6.​ Karagenc, L., Lane, M., and Gardner, D. (2005). Granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) stimulates mouse blastocyst ICM development only when culture conditions are suboptimal. Reproductive Biomedicine Online, 10, 511-518.

7.​ Ciray, H.N., Karagenc, L., Ulug, U., Bener, F., and Bahceci, M. (2005). Use of both early cleavage and day 2 mononucleation to predict embryos with high implantation potential in intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles. Fertil Steril., 84, 1411-1416.

8.​ Ulug, U., Bener, F., Karagenc, L., Ciray, N. and Bahceci, M. (2005). Outcomes in couples undergoing ICSI: comparison between fresh and frozen-thawed surgically retrieved spermatozoa. Int J Androl., 28, 343-349.

9.​ Bahceci, M., Ciray, H.N., Karagenc, L., Ulug, U., and Bener, F. (2005). Effect of oxygen concentration during the incubation of embryos of women undergoing ICSI and embryo transfer: a prospective randomized study. Reproductive Biomedicine Online, 11, 438-443.

10.​ Ciray, N., Bener F, Karagenc, L, Ulug U, Bahceci M. (2005). Impact of assisted hatching on ART outcome in women with endometriosis. Human Reproduction, 20, 2546-2549.

11.​ Karagenc, L., Yalçın, E., Ulug, U., and Bahceci, M. (2004). Administration of increasing amounts of gonadotrophin compromises preimplantation development of parthenogenetic mouse embryos. Reproductive Biomedicine Online, 8, 628-634.

12.​ Karagenc, L., Lane, M., and Gardner, D. (2004). Estradiol, cyclodextrin-encapsulated 17ß-estradiol and the estradiol solubilizer 2-hydroxypropyl-ß-cyclodextrin impair preimplantation mouse embryo development. Reproductive Biomedicine Online, 9, 280-286.

13.​ Karagenc, L.,Sertkaya, Z., Ciray, N., Ulug, U., and Bahceci, M. (2004). Impact of oxygen concentration on embryonic development of mouse zygotes. Reproductive Biomedicine Online, 9, 415-423.

14.​ Brinster, C.J., Ryu, B.Y., Avarbock, M.R., Karagenc, L., Brinster, R. L., and Orwig, K.E. (2003). Restoration of fertility by germ cell transplantation requires effective recipient preparation. Biology of Reproduction, 69, 412-420.

15.​ Karagenc, L. and Petitte, J. N. (2000). Soluble factors and the emergence of chick primordial germ cells in vitro. Poultry Science, 79, 80-85.

16.​ Petitte, J. N., Karagenc, L., and Ginsburg, M. (1997). The origin of the avian germ line and transgenesis in birds. Poultry Science, 76, 1084-1092.

17.​ Karagenc, L., Cinnamon, Y., Ginsburg, M., and Petitte, J. N. (1996). Origin of primordial germ cells in the prestreak chick embryo. Developmental Genetics, 19, 290-301.

18.​ Petitte, J. N. and Karagenc, L. (1996). Growth factors during early events in avian embryo development. Poultry and Avian Biology Reviews, 7, 75-87.