Dr. Sezgin Ozgur started his career in academia where he gradually got promoted to research faculty in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at UNC at Chapel Hill. During his time in academia, Sezgin was actively involved in the conception and development stages of numerous biotechnology companies where he served as a consultant helping them develop business plans, market analysis, product development and placement and financial pro-forma analysis. Prior to joining Julz, Sezgin was a Director of Business development for Miacom Diagnostics Inc. He was instrumental in developing and securing contracts with the clinical trial sites in the US. Additionally, he was actively promoting the company brand and technology to pharmaceutical companies as a companion diagnostics tool in their own clinical research which resulted in several collaborations. Dr. Sezgin Ozgur holds a PhD in Biochemistry and an MBA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He conducted his graduate work in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UNC at Chapel Hill under the tutelage of Dr. Aziz Sancar, a 2015 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry.