Hometown: Ankara, Turkey

Previous Education: B.S. and M.S. in Molecular Biology and Genetics, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey; Ph.D. in Biology (Quantitative Biology Track), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

Hobbies: Playing piano, traveling and reading

Favorite Food/Drink: Pasta/Smoothie

Favorite Quote: “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” –Albert Einstein

Favorite Movie: The Matrix

Languages: Turkish, English

Countries Visited: Czech republic, Germany, Greece, Netherlands