Gözde was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey and received her B.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Koc University in 2015. Gözde completed her Chemical Engineering Ph.D. at UC Berkeley with Prof. Markita Landry in 2020. During her Ph.D. studies, she developed nanotechnologies for plant genetic engineering. For her postdoctoral work, Gözde joined Prof. Siobhan Brady's lab at UC Davis, where she studies nutrient use efficiency of tomato and develops high-throughput functional genomics tools to study transcriptional regulation in crops.
Currently, Gözde is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Caltech. The Demirer lab works on bioengineering of plants and rhizosphere for food security, sustainability, and environmental remediation using novel nanotechnology and synthetic biology approaches.