Dr. Nesibe Peker received her BSc degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Bilkent University in 2013. The same year, she was awarded TEV-SINGA scholarship and started to pursue her Ph.D. at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. During her Ph.D., she investigated mitochondrial biogenesis and turnover in skeletal muscle of Parkinson’s disease models at Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, National University of Singapore. After completion of her Ph.D. in 2018, she received a postdoctoral fellowship from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and returned to Turkey by joining Prof. Dr. Devrim Gozuacik laboratory. Dr. Peker continues her research activities at KUTTAM, Koc University School of Medicine by investigating the role of autophagy in cancer progression and metastasis. Dr Peker’s research aims to shed light on the molecular mechanisms of cancer metastasis, cancer dormancy and progression of paediatric brain tumors.