Headshot photo of Sebnem Ece Eksi, Ph.D.

Sebnem Ece Eksi, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, CEDAR, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine


Ece Eksi, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at CEDAR. She works at the intersection of single-cell sequencing and imaging to dissect tumor heterogeneity and evolution. Dr. Eksi is specifically focused on the dynamics of enhancer elements and cell-states during tumor progression in prostate cancer. She received her Ph.D. in Molecular, Cell and Developmental biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Education and training

    • B.S., 2011, Bogazici University
    • Ph.D., 2017, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Internship

    • Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology

Memberships and associations:

  • Genetics Society of America

Areas of interest

  • Single cell profiling
  • Early detection of prostate cancer
  • Gene regulatory networks
  • Tumor heterogeneity


Selected publications

  • Eksi SE, Barmina O, McCallough CL, Kopp A, Orenic TV (2018) A Distalless-responsive enhancer of the Hox gene Sex combs reduced is required for segment- and sex-specific sensory organ development in Drosophila. PLoS Genet 14(4): e1007320. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1007320


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