Merve is a Ph.D. candidate at the Molecular Biology and Genetics Department, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul. She completed her Master’s study on molecular medicine (stem cell therapeutics for Metachromatic Leukodystrophy) at University of Tübingen, Germany and Bachelor’s Degree in Genetics and Molecular Biology from Universiti Malaya, Malaysia. She is currently working on bioinformatics based projects.