Prof. Cengiz Çavuşoğlu is a graduate of Akdeniz University, Faculty of Medicine (1989). He practiced medicine in Seydiler, Kastamonu from 1989 to 1991 before joining the Ege
University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology. He obtained specialisation in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in 1996 and worked as a specialist until 2004 in the Department of Medical Microbiology.
He became Associate Professor in 2004 and full Professor in 2011.He has been working in the Mycobacteriology Laboratory of the same department since 1998 and became the head of the laboratory in 2006. His research interests are in the field of mycobacteriology
and molecular microbiology. He has 38 publications, international conference and workshop participations, 23 Genbank nucleotide deposits and Web of Science citations over 600 times. He was also part of the team that found Mycobacterium celeriflavum. Presently he is a member of the Turkish Society for Microbiology and the Bacterial Genetics and the Mycobacterium Special Interest Groups.