Prof. Dr. Süphan KARAYTUĞ

Prof. Dr. Süphan Karaytuğ is an esteemed academic and researcher in the field of biological sciences, specializing in Copepoda taxonomy, phylogeny, and zoogeography. He completed his undergraduate education at Çukurova University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, from 1987 to 1991. Following his bachelor’s degree, Prof. Karaytuğ pursued his doctoral studies at Queen Mary & Westfield College (London, UK) between 1993 and 1998. His doctoral thesis, titled “The Genus Paracyclops (Copepoda: Cyclopoida): Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Zoogeography,” was supervised by Prof. Dr. Geoffrey Boxshall and made a significant contribution to the field.

After earning his PhD, Prof. Karaytuğ returned to Turkey and joined Balıkesir University in 2000 as an Assistant Professor. His academic journey continued as he moved to Mersin University in 2006, where he was appointed as an Associate Professor. His consistent dedication to research and academia was recognized in 2012 when he attained the title of Full Professor at Mersin University.

Throughout his career, Prof. Karaytuğ has been actively involved in numerous projects under TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey), taking on key roles as a project leader. He is credited with initiating research on the taxonomy and systematics of Harpacticoida in Turkey and has been instrumental in mentoring several researchers who are now actively contributing to this field.

Currently, he serves as a Professor in the Department of Biology at the Faculty of Science, Mersin University. His research primarily focuses on the taxonomy, phylogeny, and zoogeography of Copepoda, making substantial contributions to our understanding of these aquatic organisms.