Elected: 2015
Discipline: Cell and Molecular Biology
Professor Jeffrey William Pollard FRSE, FMedSci

Professor of Resilience Biology and Director MRC/University of Edinburgh Centre for Reproductive Health, University of Edinburgh.

Professor Jeffrey Pollard returned to the UK in 2013 to take up position as Professor of Resilience Biology and Director of the MRC/UoE Centre for Reproductive Health after spending 25 years at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. He has spent his career researching women’s reproductive health and studies the role of macrophages in development, repair and cancer. For his research in tumour immunology, he was awarded the American Cancer Society “Medal of Honour for Basic Science Research” in 2010. Jeffrey is a passionate collector of Japanese art.