She is a professor in the Department of Marine Biology of the Fisheries Faculty at Istanbul University. She earned her B.S. from the Department of Biology at Cukurova University in 1984. She completed her M.S. and Ph.D. at the “Institute of Science” at Cukurova University in 1991 and 1995, respectively. Her research focuses on marine bacteriology, including bacterial diversity and micro-geographical variations, clinical, industrial and ecological uses of marine isolates, bacterial pollution, epibiotic bacterial communities and anti-bacterial characteristics, bacterial remediation (oil degrading capacity of marine isolates), and resistant bacterial isolates against heavy metals and antibiotics.
- Faculty of Aquatic Sciences
- Department of Marine and Freshwater Resources Management
- Department of Marine Biology