Beren graduated with a high honour degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Bilkent University. During her undergraduate studies, she visited Amsterdam University as a summer student and gained experience in genomics.
Following this she started her MSc in Boğaziçi University focusing on G protein coupled receptor signalling. She investigated the role of GPCR activation in mycotoxin-induced toxicity in human kidney cells. For her master project, she visited Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, where she focused on live cell imaging and FRET microscopy.