Born to pharmacist parents in 1983 in Kayseri, Turkey, Halil Tekiner holds a BS in pharmacy as well as an MS and PhD in the history of pharmacy and pharmacy management, all from Ankara University. He has conducted post-graduate research at various institutions including Harvard Medical School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA; Marburg Philipps University, Germany; Helsinki University, Finland; and elsewhere.
He authored, co-authored or edited 12 books and published more than 70 articles in many languages. He was awarded the Turkish Academy of Sciences Distinguished Young Scientist Award, Golden Mortar Award, the Pharmacist Hamdi Bey Award for the History of Pharmacy, and International Pharmaceutical Federation's Weblogger of the Year Award among the others. He is a corresponding member of the American, French and German Societies for the History of Pharmacy as well as the International Academy for the History of Pharmacy.
Tekiner is currently an associate professor at the Erciyes University School of Pharmacy and also serves as a vice president of the International Society for the History of Pharmacy. He is deeply interested in music both as a composer and columnist; his musical works have been published individually or in anthologies, some on CDs.