Elected: 2024
Discipline: Biomedical and Cognitive Sciences
Professor Neil Carragher
Professor of Drug Discovery, University of Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh
I graduated from the University of Aberdeen in the subject of “Cell and Immunobiology” and then took up a position within industry at the Yamanouchi Research Institute, Oxford, where I also gained my PhD. I then held consecutive postdoctoral positions within the University of Washington, Seattle, and at the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Glasgow before returning to the pharmaceutical industry at AstraZeneca. In 2010 I once again made the career switch from industry to academia to join the University of Edinburgh where I lead a research group focused on advancing cell based screening technologies and innovation of drug discovery.