Kerem Kurban

Simulation Neuroscience Circuits



Kerem Kurban is a Junior Scientist in the Circuits Team in the Simulation Neuroscience Division.

Kerem joined Blue Brain as an intern in 2020, with the focus of his internship and Master’s degree being on the Hippocampus CA1 microcircuit and validating its performance on both a cellular and circuit level.

After graduating, he moved into a Research Assistant position at the Project to work on the process of building and refining the full-scale rat Hippocampus CA1 circuit as well as validating its structural and functional properties across different levels of experimental findings.

In addition, he is also working on the topological properties of the Hippocampus’ connectome and, how it is linked to the functional properties observed from Blue Brain simulations.

Kerem has a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Bogazici University, Turkey and a Master’s in Material Science and Nanotechnology from Bilkent University, Turkey.

In his free time, he enjoys stand up paddleboard, travelling, biking and hiking.


Bernis Sutcubasi, Baris Metin, Mustafa Kerem Kurban, Zeynep Elcin Metin, Birsu Beser & Edmund Sonuga-Barke (2020) Resting-state network dysconnectivity in ADHD: A system-neuroscience-based meta-analysis. The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 21:9, 662-672, DOI: 10.1080/15622975.2020.1775889

Kurban K, Bodur E. (2018). Classification of resting-state fMRI data of patients exposed to anesthesia at an early age. 16th National Neuroscience Congress. Istanbul, Turkey.

Kurban K. (2021). Simplification of Data-driven Hippocampal CA1 Microcircuit. Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.