Professor Richard Gilbertson

Richard Gilbertson trained as a paediatric oncologist in the UK before moving in 2000 to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA where he served as Scientific and Comprehensive Cancer Centre Director, Executive Vice President and Lillian R Cannon Endowed Chair.

In August 2015, he moved back home to England where he Chairs the Department of Oncology and Directs the CRUK Cambridge Centre at the University of Cambridge.

His laboratory research is focused on understanding the link between normal development and the origins of cancer, particularly brain tumors.