She was born in Istanbul in 1981. She graduated from Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biological Sciences in 2002. She completed her internships in Biochemistry and Microbiology laboratories and Genetics and Teratology Research Center (GETAM) in Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine. She received her MSc degree in Molecular Biology-Genetics and Biotechnology from Istanbul Technical University in 2005. She worked as a research associate in Drexel University, College of Medicine, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy in 2004 January – April. She worked as a research assistant in Istanbul Technical University, Institute of Science and Technology between 2002 and 2006. Then, she worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a medical advisor.