Assoc. Prof. Dr. Petek PİNER BENLİ, Head of Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Ceyhan Veterinary Medicine, Cukurova Univerty, 2016 – till now. She worked as Assoc.Prof.Dr, Cukurova Universty, 2016-till now. She got her PhD, Cukurova Univerty, 2009, in Biology/Biocemical Toxicology, Master degree, Cukurova University, 2005, in Biology/Biocemical Toxicology She has contributed in 8 research projects, attended more than 20 international and national conferences, supervised and still supervising 6 Master theses. She has 14 publications and contributed in 1 books. She awarded from International Scientific Publicaiton Promotion Program (TUBITAK) (2007-2009/ 9 award).
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Petek PİNER BENLİ research work focuses on; Toxic Effects of Pesticides; In vivo toxic effects of commonly used organophosphate, pyrethroid and natural pesticides in model animals. Glutathione Metabolism, Antioxidant System and Antioxidant Compounds; Effects of pesticides on Glutathione Redox Cycle (GSH, GSSG content, GSH/GSSG ratio), Glutathione Related Enzyme Activities (GCS, GGT, GST, GPx, GR) and protective role of some antioxidant compounds (N-acetylcystein etc..) in model animals. Oxidative Stress and Stress Proteins: Determination of oxidative stress potential of pesticides by analyzing lipid peroxidation (TBARS) and heat shock protein (stress protein) level in different tissues of model animals. Cell Death Mechanisms (Apoptosis): Effects of pesticides on apoptotic processes in different tissues of model animals. Biochemical Modulators: Effects of biochemical modulators on pesticide toxicity in model animals. Buthionine sulfoximine (BSO; Modulator of Glutathione Metabolism), Piperonyl butoxide (PBO; CYP-450 modulator)