Dr. Azmi Yerlikaya graduated from the Department of Biology, Science Faculty of Hacettepe University in 1990. In 1996, he received his M.Sc. degree from Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Hershey Medical Center of Pennsylvania State University in 2002. During Ph.D. studies, he worked on the degradation mechanisms of a short-lived protein S-adenosylmethionine decarboxylase, a polyamine biosynthetic enzyme. He currently works at the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biology, Kütahya Health Sciences University, Turkey. Dr. Yerlikaya carries out research in cancer biology and molecular biology. One of his current research is focused on the development of proteasome inhibitors-resistant cell lines.