She was then appointed as a Full Professor in 1999 at the University of Istanbul, Faculty of Pharmacy. In 2006, she moved to Istanbul Technical University to work in Organic Chemistry Division at the Department of Chemistry until July 2011.
Since Sept. 2011, she has been working at Bezmialem Vakif University as the founder Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy and Professor of the Pharmacognosy and Natural Product Chemistry Division. She has directed 15 PhD and 20 master students theses till now.
She has also been worked abroad as visiting schoolar or visiting professor for short periods (2-3 months) abroad in several universities/centers including Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, RP in China; H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, Karachi University in Pakistan; Leibniz Institute, Department of Plant Biotechnology, Halle-Saale, Berlin; and finally she has been at Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State Univ. Dept. Chemistry, Blacksburg, USA, between Sept.- Nov. 2001 (3 months) to work in the frame of a collaborative NSF research project together with Prof. Kingston.
Her research area is focused on "Potential Drug Discovery from Natural Sources", and she has been the project leader/researcher for several national and international researches and industrial projects.
She is the author of over 180 SCI indexed scientific articles, and her publications have been cited for more than 3400 times (Web of Sci).