Cansu Kaya graduated from Bilkent University Chemistry Department in 2013 and started to work as a research assistant to obtain her master’s degree in laboratory of Prof. Engin Umut Akkaya. During this time, she is focused on synthesizing novel fluorescent sensors and endoperoxides for hyperphosporylated Tau Proteins. In addition to this, she worked as a teaching assistant in general and organic chemistry laboratory courses. Since 2017, she is working as a PhD student in the laboratory of Prof. Anna Hirsch. Her main topic is designing novel inhibitors for bacterial collagenases ColH and LasB.