Current Residents

General Surgery Academic Year 2014/2015

Zeynep Bostanci, M.D.

Resident, PGY 4


Biographical Information:

Hometown: Ankara, Turkey

Memberships/Societies: Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons, Association for Academic Surgery, American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Awards/Honors: International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML) and the Lactation Research Interest Section (RIS) Travel Award for Experimental Biology (EB) Meeting, April 2013, Boston, MA; American Society for Nutrition (ASN), 2013 Postdoctoral Research Award Competition Finalist, April 2013, Boston, MA

Interests:  Yoga, spending time with my dog, traveling 



Medical School: Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey 


Clinical Interests:

Oncoplastic Breast Surgery 


Research Interests:

Breast cancer pathogenesis; dysregulation of zinc metabolism in breast cancer 




1. Bostanci Z., Soybel D.I., Kelleher S.L., Prolactin receptor attenuation accumulates zinc in lysosomes through ZnT2 and decreases invasion in MDA-MB-453 breast cancer cells. Exp Cell Research (submitted)


  1. Bostanci Z., Dempsey C., Mack Jr. R.P., Soybel D.I., Kelleher S.L., Marginal zinc deficiency impairs ductal growth and alveologenesis in mammary glands leading to compromised secretory function, April 2013, Experimental Biology, Boston, MA
  2. Bostanci Z., Alam S., Soybel D.I., Kelleher S.L.: Dysregulation of Zinc Metabolism as a Marker of Phenotypic and Functional Change in Breast Cancer Cells, October 2012, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL
  3. Tokalak I., Yilmaz H., Ergun G, Bostanci Z., Kut A., Erdal R., Haberal M.: Can a Training Program Enhance the Knowledge of Housewives on Organ Donation and Transplantation a Cross-Sectional Survey in Turkey.  October 2005, 14th Congress of the European Transplant Coordinators Organization; Geneva, Switzerland
  4. Bostanci Z, Mack RP Jr, Lee S, Soybel DI, Kelleher SL. Paradoxical zinc toxicity and oxidative stress in the mammary gland during marginal dietary zinc deficiency. Reprod Toxicol. 2014 Aug 1. pii: S0890-6238(14)00197-X. doi: 10.1016/j.reprotox.2014.07.076. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Bostanci Z, Alam S, Soybel DI, Kelleher SL. Prolactin receptor attenuation induces zinc pool redistribution through ZnT2 and decreases invasion in MDA-MB-453 breast cancer cells. Exp Cell Res. 2014 Feb 15;321(2):190-200. doi: 10.1016/j.yexcr.2013.12.005. Epub 2013 Dec 11.





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