Fairfax University of America
Halil Atabay earned his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Bristol (UK) in 1998 and DVM degree from Istanbul University in Turkey in 1992. He has served as professor at several universities, including departments related to the field of microbiology. He has extensive experience in grant writing and project management. He successfully completed many research projects either as PI or researcher and supervised and/or mentored many postgraduate and undergraduate students. Beside teaching, he served as the director for a graduate school at a health sciences institution where he was actively involved in developing and opening numerous graduate-level programs and respective courses. He taught a wide variety of courses in the field of microbiology, including general microbiology, immunology, food microbiology, medical microbiology, and project techniques both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has been serving as an expert evaluator for the European Union’s HORIZON 2020 Projects since 2009. Throughout his career. He has over 34 research papers published in high-ranked journals, has written two book chapters, and has received over 1805 citations to his publications with an h-index of 22. Dr. Atabay has also been working as Associate Registrar at Fairfax University of America since September 1st, 2020 along with his other roles as chair for the General Education Department and Full Professor.