Prof. Dr. Öner Özdemir was born in Alaplı, Zonguldak, Turkey in 1965. He graduated from İstanbul Medical School, İstanbul University and became a Medical doctor in 1989. Dr. Özdemir did his pediatric residency at the Department of Pediatrics in Children’s Hospital, İstanbul Medical School, İstanbul, Turkey. His clinical fellowship training was finished at Pediatric Allergy/Immunology division in Louisiana State University, Health Sciences Centre, New Orleans, LA, USA. Dr. Ozdemir bench research areas are as follows: LAK-cell generation and cell-mediated cytotoxicity; human mast cell development and mast cell-mediated cytotoxicity; and apoptosis related research. He was the first place winner of Clemens Von Pirquet Award from ACAAI at ACAAI meeting in 2005 for the best research on allergy/asthma/immunology by a fellow in training. Dr. Ozdemir has more than 100 international plus 40 national publications, as well as 160 international and 140 national presentations, and more than 9 chapters related to my research areas. Currently, he works as a chief of pediatrics associated with the division of pediatric allergy/immunology at Sakarya University, Medical School, Teaching and Training Hospital, Adapazarı, Sakarya, Turkey.