Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (honorary), Iowa State University, Ames, 1973. Master of Science (honorary), Iowa State University, Ames, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy in Biology, Middle East Technology University, Ankara, Turkey, 1980.
Postdoctoral research fellow University Tennessee, Center Health Science, Memphis, 1981—1983. Professor, Biology Middle East Technology University, since 1983, head department biotechnology, 1991—1992, assistant dean graduate school natural & applied science, 1996—2002. Natural science research group Tubitak, Ankara, 1992—1996.
Member of Turkish Bio-chemical Society.
Married Güngör Gündüz. Children: Yalin, Aydin.