Dr. Suleyman Felek graduated from Gazi University Medical School and completed his residency in infectious diseases and clinical microbiology at Firat University in Turkey. He subsequently joined the core faculty at the Firat University Medical School. From 2001 to 2012, he worked on infectious disease research at the Ohio State University and University of Michigan. From 2012 to 2013 he researched stem cell and regenerative medicine at Bell Biosystems. His internship was at Richmond University Medical Center and residency was at Yale-Waterbury Internal Medicine Residency Program. His academic interests include infectious diseases and pathogenesis of infectious diseases. He published two books and several peer-reviewed journal articles. Two of his publications were the cover paper in Infection and Immunity and Microbiology journals.