Prof. Dr. Mehmet Kocak earned his MSc degree in applied statistics from Michigan State University and a PhD in applied statistics from the University of Memphis. He has been a study biostatistician for numerous Phase-I and Phase-II brain tumor clinical trials conducted by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital from 2002-2011 and by Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC) from 2002-2021. He joined the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in 2011 and supported clinical and observational studies conducted by UTHSC. Since 2021, he is serving as the professor of Biostatistics in the International School of Medicine at Istanbul Medipol University and he is the chair of the department of biostatistics and medical informatics and the director of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Analysis Unit. His areas of research have been time-course gene expression data analysis, meta-analysis of p-values, Phase-I/II clinical trial design, Survival analysis, and categorical data analysis. He is an expert in SAS programming language as well as Statistical Simulations and Graphics.