She was educated at Middle East Technical University, Biology Department in Ankara, Turkey and had her BS degree in 1988. She finished her Master of Science studies at Cleveland State University and Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Department of Molecular Biology in Ohio, the USA in 1994. She had her Ph D. degree in 1998 at Ankara University. She continued her studies on Plant molecular biology and biotechnology. She has more than 140 publications on the field of molecular biology in which 70 of them are full-text articles respected journals. Currently, she works as a full professor at Ankara University, Biology Department and Chair of Biotechnology section.