Dr. Öyküm KAPLAN ARABACI completed her bachelor studies at Istanbul Technical University, and master studies at Bogazici University Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, respectively. She completed her doctoral work at Georg August University Göttingen within the Molecular Physiology of the Brain Program and Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine under the supervision of Dr. Hiroshi Kawabe and Prof. Dr. Nils Brose.