Chair of Inflammatory Cell Biology & Deputy Director of the MRC Centre for Inflammation Research
Professor Chris Gregory holds the Established Chair of Inflammatory Cell Biology in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine (CMVM). Formerly Director of the MRC/University of Edinburgh Centre for Inflammation Research (CIR), he leads the CIR Inflammation and Cancer Group. He has a four-decade research track record in cancer immunity, cell death and inflammation, with current interests focussed particularly on the tumour microenvironment and the pro-oncogenic tissue repair and regenerative responses in cancer that are triggered by cell death, especially apoptosis. The main objectives of his research are:
- To determine how macrophages of the tumour microenvironment are activated to promote malignant disease.
- To define the cargoes and functions of extracellular vesicles released from apoptotic tumour cells.
- To identify, from these approaches, novel anti-cancer therapeutic targets and new diagnostic biomarkers for early cancer detection.