Bachelor of Science, Middle East Technology University, Ankara, Turkey, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, 1978.
Teaching assistant, Hacettepe U., Ankara, 1973-1978; instructor, Hacettepe U., Ankara, 1978-1979; research fellow, Justus-Liebig U., Giessen, Federal Republic of Germany, 1980-1981; research fellow, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1981-1988; assistant professor, U. Tennessee, Knoxville, since 1988. Visiting scientist Justus-Liebig U., Giessen, 1989. Secretary general Turkish Bio-chemical Society, Ankara, 1976-1978.
Lieutenant Turkish Military, 1975. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, Biophysics Society, Protein Society.
Married F. Eser Bayrak, November 12, 1976. Children: Ozgur, Kaan, Okan Bilge.