Ali Turhan holds a Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Sciences degrees. He is also a Professor of Hematology at Paris Saclay University and serves as the Head of the Hematology Department at Paul Brousse Hospital in Villejuif. He obtained a Medical Oncology Diploma and completed a PhD thesis at the University of British Columbia's Terry Fox Laboratory in Vancouver, Canada, a distinguished center in the field of stem cells.
Over the past two decades, he has held roles as a Team Leader and co-director across various CNRS/INSERM units specializing in stem cells and cell therapy. He was instrumental in establishing the first clinical cell therapy program at Institut Gustave Roussy in Villejuif.
In his capacity as a clinical researcher in oncology and hematology, he brings a unique blend of clinical and research acumen to the field of cancer stem cells (CSCs) in oncology. His expertise extends to cancer modeling through the utilization of embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) within Inserm Unit U935, where he serves as a Team Leader and co-investigator within the INGESTEM Infrastructure.