Dr. Hümeyra Taşkent Sezgin completed her bachelor of science degree at Koç University in Chemistry in 2004. She finished her PhD in Chemistry at Stony Brook University in New York, USA in 2010. She worked as a post doctoral scientist at National Cancer Institute at National Institutes of Health in the US until the end of 2015. Her research interests are protein folding, protein engineering, development a diagnostic test against HIV and generation of a single domain antibody library for diagnostic test development.