Zeynep completed her undergraduate studies in Molecular Biology of Genetics at the Middle East Technical University in Turkey. As part of her studies, she also participated in an exchange program at the University of Alberta in Canada. After getting her degree, she joined the International Max Planck Research Schools of Molecular Biology. Driven by her interest in cell biology and particular fascination of exosomes, she began her Master's thesis in the Schuh Lab. Her research focuses on studying exosomal miRNAs in aging murine follicles, aiming to identify potential biomarkers of ovarian aging.