Zeynep Çiğdem Kayacan, who was born in Istanbul, graduated from Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty in 1982. In 1993, she completed his specialty in Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology at the same university. She received the title of associate professor in 1995 and the title of professor in 2001. She served as vice-rector at Istanbul University between 2009-2013 and between 2013-2015 as a rector's advisor.
Halis Alış, who was born in Trabzon, completed his education at Karadeniz Technical University Faculty of Medicine. Between 1995-2000, he completed his specialization in General Surgery at Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Department of General Surgery and became a General Surgery specialist with his specialist thesis titled 'The relationship between gastrointestinal system tumors and HLA'. He worked as a general surgeon and administrator in general surgery clinics of various hospitals. He became an associate professor in 2010 and has been conducting general surgical surgeries and training with the Da Vinci Robotic System ever since.