Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Altiok is a Professor of Pathology and Oncological Sciences at the Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida in Tampa. He holds an M.D. degree from the Medical School of Istanbul in Turkey and a Ph.D. degree in Molecular Cell Biology from the University of Basel in Switzerland.
Dr. Altiok completed his postdoctoral training in Boston at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and pursued his clinical training in Pathology and Cytopathology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
Following his training, he became an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to continue his clinical and translational research efforts and joined the Moffitt Cancer Center in 2007.
As a physician scientist, he has broad expertise in diagnostic pathology, tissue procurement and processing, preclinical cancer models, such as patient-derived ex vivo platforms and mouse xenograft models, as well as designing biomarker-driven clinical trials.