Tolga studied Bioengineering in Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey. He did his PhD on investigating the mechanisms underlying synapse formation and differentiation, in the lab of Nils Brose at the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine in Göttingen. Afterwards he joined the lab of Volker Haucke in Berlin as a postdoctoral researcher to investigate the mechanisms of synaptic vesicle endocytosis. Since May 2023 he works as the image analysis staff scientist at FMP Cellular Imaging Facility.
The axonal endolysosomal and autophagic systems.
Journal of neurochemistry 2021read online
Mechanism of synaptic protein turnover and its regulation by neuronal activity.
Current opinion in neurobiology 2021read online
A conformational switch in collybistin determines the differentiation of inhibitory postsynapses.
The EMBO journal 2014read online
Collybistin activation by GTP-TC10 enhances postsynaptic gephyrin clustering and hippocampal GABAergic neurotransmission.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2013read online
Neuroligin-4 is localized to glycinergic postsynapses and regulates inhibition in the retina.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2011read online
The role of collybistin in gephyrin clustering at inhibitory synapses: facts and open questions.
Frontiers in cellular neuroscience 2011read online
Neuroligin 2 drives postsynaptic assembly at perisomatic inhibitory synapses through gephyrin and collybistin.
Neuron 2009read online