Bahar receives congratulations from Turkish consul general on election to U.S. National Academy of Sciences

Ivet Bahar in a light blue collared shirt with bookcases in the background


Ivet Bahar, distinguished professor of computational and systems biology and John K. Vries Chair in the Pitt School of Medicine, was named to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in April 2020.

Earlier this month, the Consul General of the Republic of Turkey visited Pitt’s campus to commemorate Bahar’s achievement as the first female member of the National Academy of Sciences from Turkey by offering a gift and taking a photo of that exchange in the Turkish Room, part of Pitt’s Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning. 

Bahar’s research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of functioning biological systems at multiple scales, from molecular to cellular and systems levels. Bahar is also associate director of Pitt’s Drug Discovery Institute. She received her PhD in chemistry from the Istanbul Technical Institute in Turkey and her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from Boğaziçi University in Turkey.

Editor’s note: A previously published version of this Accolade contained inaccurate information.