Since 2005, the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Neurodegeneration Research Laboratory (NDAL) has been part of the international effort to better understand and treat neurodegenerative disease. We are honored to work with acclaimed academics around the world, including our close partnerships with University of Massachusetts, Harvard University and Brown University.
In July 2018, NDAL moved from Boğaziçi University to Koç University, School of Medicine. NDAL is now part of an elite research hospital and its Translational Medicine Research Center, KUTTAM. Tight collaboration between bench scientists and clinicians has never been as crucial and important as it is in the genome era. For this reason, we strongly believe that NDAL’s new location at Koç University, along with the ‘NDAL spirit’, will boost the laboratory to further expand its efforts in playing a major role in the understanding and elucidation of the mechanisms leading to neurodegenerative processes, paving the ways for long-awaited therapies.
None of our efforts would be possible without the sustained support of the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation. We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Suna Kıraç, İnan Kıraç and İpek Kıraç for supporting our growth and development over the years.
The Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation was established by Suna Kıraç, İnan Kıraç and İpek Kıraç on 27 October, 2003. With the goal of supporting the cultivation of empowered citizens that will contribute to Turkey and its people, the foundation supports activities in the areas of education, culture, arts and health.
In the area of education, the foundation provides scholarships to talented students who require assistance, with a particular focus on students pursuing non-traditional fields. Further, the foundation provides support for educational institutions by establishing scholarship programs and grants for education and research within these institutions.