Bachelor of Science, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, 1972. Postgraduate, Bucknell University, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, North Texas State University, 1981.
Teaching assistant Bogazici University, Istanbul, 1971—1972. Teaching research assistant Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 1972—1974, North Texas State University, Denton, 1975—1980. Postdoctoral research fellow University Texas Health Science Center, Dallas, 1981—1983, University California, San Francisco, 1984—1985.
Visiting research biochemist. Application chemist Rainin Instrument Company Inc., Emeryville, California, since 1986.
Member of Alpha Chi Sigma.
Married Hector Juarez-Salinas, October 2, 1981.