Metin Budak, MSc, Ph.D., is an associate professor and vice director in the Biophysics Department, Faculty of Medicine, Trakya University, Turkey. He has been head of the Molecular Research Lab at the Mirko Tos Ear and Hearing Research Center, Trakya University, since 2018. His specializations are biophysics, molecular biology, epigenetics, genetics, and methylation mechanisms. He has published around twenty-three peer-reviewed papers, two edited books, three book chapters, and thirty-two abstracts. He is a member of the Clinical Research Ethics Committee and Quantification and Consideration Committee of the Medicine Faculty. His research interests include mutations and polymorphisms in cancers, the role of methylation during gene transcription, chromatin DNA packages within the cell, and DNA repair, replication, recombination, and gene transcription.