Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University Petroleum and Minerals, 1986. Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University Petroleum and Minerals, 1986. Master of Arts in Biochemistry, University Delaware, 1988.
Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, University Delaware, 1992.
Postdoctoral fellow Temple University School Medicine, Philadelphia, 1992-1995. Research scientist Dupont Merck Pharmaceutical Company, Wilmington, Delaware, since 1995. Consultant on education University Delaware, Newark, 1990-1992, advisory board 1987-1992.
Consultant Self on Assignment, Newark, since 1996.
Member Turkish-American Student Association, American Chemical Society, International Club (treasurer 1987-1992, International Club award 1990).
Married Fisun Dervish, January 6, 1985 (divorced August 1988).