Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Graduate Studies
Worldwide College of Aeronautics
Worldwide campus

Yavuz Cakir  (D.V.M., M.Sc., Ph.D.; Adjunct Professor)

Yavuz Cakir specializes biological effects of free radicals or reactive oxygen species (ROS) and investigates free radical-induced MtDNA mutations in several diseases including atherosclerosis, cancer, aging and obesity.  He received his Ph.D. from University of Tennessee at Knoxville where he investigated Beta-adrenergic-arachidonic acid and potassium channel associated regulation of human breast cancer cells. While he was doing his postdoctoral research at University of Alabama at Birmingham, he participated a new program called Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) and published two articles with another PFF fellow in Science’s Next wave in 2003: Learning to Teach, Part 1 and 2, Science’s Next Wave, 2003. He is also an IB biology program examiner. Dr. Cakir’s recent published research articles include Effect of alcohol and tobacco smoke on mtDNA damage and atherogenesis. Free Radic Biol Med. 2007; Synchronization and Determination of the Cell Cycle Phases of Breast Cancer Cell Lines Using Hydroxyurea, Journal of Applied Biological Sciences. 2011. Dr. Cakir currently teaches RSCH 670 Research Methods. He can be reached at cakiry@erau.edu.


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative & Experimental Med, University of Tennessee System : Knoxville
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology, Ohio State University System : Columbus

  • BIOL 107: Elmnts of Biological Science