Mehmet Karaca was the first rank graduate amongst the all departments in Faculty of Agriculture in Trakya University in 1991. He ranked the first in a national student competition exam of Ministry of Education of Turkey and was awarded to be sent to abroad to pursue MS and PhD. studies in 1993. He completed his MS degree in Genetics in 1996 and Ph.D. in Agronomy (major) and Molecular Biology (minor) from Mississippi State University, USA, in 2001. He became Associate Professor in 2006 and Professor in 2017 in Akdeniz University, Turkey. His main interest is molecular genetics and epigenetic research. He teaches several classes for undergraduate, MS and Ph.D. students, serves in editorial boards of several international journals and scientific advisory committees. He was principle investigator for several projects including international ones involving with medicinal plants, cotton and main horticultural crops. He has an h-index of 18 and an i10-index of 32 as date of 2017. He has been given the Science Encouragement Award of Akdeniz University and the Science Award of the Chamber of Agricultural Engineers of the chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects.
molecular genetics and epigenetic research