Medical Doctor; Professor in Physiology


University of Cumhuriyet, Medical School, Sivas, Turkey, M.D

University of Cukurova, Medical School, Adana, Turkey, Internist                                                                                                                                                             


1996-1998 Obligetory State Duty; Ministry of Health, Primary Health Center, Nevsehir, Turkey

2002 Received ’’Diplom of Expert in Physiology’’ by Çukurova University Medical Faculty, Adana, Turkey.

2008-2010 Asistant Professor in Physiology, Baskent  University Medical Faculty, Adana Hospital, Adana, Turkey.

2010-Received ‘’Diplom of Associate Professor’’ by The Turkish Ministry of Higher Education (Yüksek Öğretim Kurumu-YOK), Ankara, Turkey.

2010-  2016 Associate Professor in Physiology, University of Baskent, School of Medicine, Adana Hospital, Adana, Turkey

2011 September to December; Karolinska Institute Olle Ringden Laboratory

2016-  …. Professor in Physiology, University of Baskent, School of Medicine, Adana Hospital, Adana, Turkey

 *Acted as principal investigator for hematology, stem cell transplantation and cellular therapy.

*Consultant physician for apheresis and cell processing unit in Baskent University Adana Adult Bone Marrow Transplantation Center EBMT CIC. 591.

*Director of Cell Processing Unit and Medical Director of Cell Collecting Unit since 2009.


                                                   ILKNUR KOZANOOGLU, M.D.                                  


  • Bone marrow transplantation: Allogeneic and autologous peripheral stem cell and bone marrow transplantation techniques.
  • Cellular therapy: Cardiomyoplasty, and mesenchymal stem cell therapy for graft versus host disease.
  • Endothelial progenitor cells and mesenchymal stem cells: Culture, isolation, identification and quantitation of circulating endothelial cells, researchs in mesenchymal cell biology and their clinical use. 
  • Sickle cell disease: Clinical management, physiopathology, apheresis techniques.


  • Managerial: Organization of Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit (EBMT CIC. 591), Head of Apheresis Unit and Hematology Research Laboratory; overseeing departmental operations for JACIE accreditation.


Abstract Awards,

  • ISCT Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, 2005-Ozdogu H, Kozanoglu I, Boga C, Sukan A, Maytalman E, Sozer O. Therapeutic angiogenesis in a patient with sickle cell disease.  Cytotherapy 2005;7( suppl.1)p-68.
  • 2.nd National Stem Cell Congress, 2006, Trabzon, Turkey-Özdoğu H, Boğa C, Kozanoğlu I, Maytalman E.  Orak Hücre Anemi Hastalığında Tedaviye Cevap Vermeyen İskemik Bacak Yaralarının Tedavisinde Kök Hücre Naklinin Etkinliği.


  • Turkish Physiology Association (TFD)
  • European Hematology Association (EHA)
  • Turkish Society of Hematology  (TSH)
  • International Society of Laboratory of Hematology (ISLH)


  • Turkish and English


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