Fatih M. Uckun, M.D., Ph.D, is an Active Member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), an honor society for physician-scientists, and an active member of several professional organizations, including ASCO and AACR. He earned his doctoral degrees at University of Heidelberg in Germany and completed his residency training in Pediatrics, fellowship training in Hematology/Oncology/Blood and Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation, as well as postdoctoral research training in immunology at the University of Minnesota in the US. Dr. Uckun has more than 30 years of professional experience in developmental therapeutics and biopharmaceuticals. Dr. Uckun worked as a Professor of Therapeutic Radiology-Radiation Oncology, Pharmacology, and Pediatrics as well as Director of the Biotherapy Institute at the University of Minnesota (1986-1997), where he became the first recipient of the Endowed Hughes Chair in Biotherapy, and as a Professor of Pediatrics and Head of Translational Research in Leukemia and Lymphoma of the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at the University of Southern California (2009-2015). He has held executive positions in multiple biotechnology companies and has extensive relevant regulatory experience. In particular, he served as the IND-sponsor for experimental drugs and biologics. He has published more than 500 peer-reviewed papers and he has authored numerous review articles and book chapters. He received numerous awards including the Stohlman Memorial Award of the Leukemia Society of America (now known as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society/LLS), the highest honor given to a Leukemia Society Scholar. He has served as a member of several editorial boards and NIH grant review/special emphasis panels.