Dr. Karapehlivan was born in 1969, in Saruhanlı county of Manisa-Türkiye. He completed his primary and secondary school in Forchheim, Germany, and his high school education at Semikler High School in İzmir. He graduated from Kafkas University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. In 2003, he completed his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the Institute of Health Sciences. He worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry from 2004 to 2009. He earned the title of Associate Professor of Biochemistry in the field of Health Sciences in 2009. He was appointed Professor in 2014. He is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at Kafkas University Faculty of Medicine.