Özüm Yıldırım is a PhD student at Bioengineering Department, İzmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH). She received her BS degree in Bioengineering from Yildiz Technical University in 2018 with her study about “The solubility of Ursolic acid and its methyl esters” that newly synthesized in Bezmialem University, Faculty of Pharmacy.

Now, she is a member of Biomimetics Group and working on tissue engineering. Her research interests are mimics of extracellular matrix on microfluidics; and their applications in the field of biomedicine.