Born and raised in Istanbul (Turkey), I studied both Genetics & Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering as a double major student at the Yeditepe University. I completed my Bachelor thesis on the identification of promiscuous enzymes for specific reactions by means of computational chemistry, namely docking and molecular dynamics simulations. After my graduation, I continued to pursue a Master's degree at the same university, where my study focused on molecular biology of Prostate cancer. Besides investigating the association of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with Prostate Cancer, I also analysed the possible molecular effects caused by these genetic alterations through computational analysis. Luckily, in addition to increasing my knowledge on CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing for SNP modelling during my master study, I also had the opportunity to take part in the in-vivo studies to assess effectiveness of MEIS inhibitors in prostate cancer xenograft model. I started my PhD in the Schelhaas Lab as of January 2020. My study focuses on the effects of aging and varying cell context for human papillomavirus (HPV) entry.