Alex Gould: Biography

Alex Gould is a group leader and Head of the Division of Physiology and Metabolism. He obtained his BA and MA in natural sciences from King's College, University of Cambridge, UK. His PhD research was on Drosophila Hox genes with Rob White at the University of Cambridge.

He was then awarded a Beit Memorial Fellowship to undertake postdoctoral training on vertebrate Hox genes with Robb Krumlauf at the Medical Research Council's National Institute for Medical Research (now part of the Francis Crick Institute), where he established his own research group in 1998. 

In 2012, he was appointed Head of the newly formed Division of Physiology & Metabolism at NIMR.

Alex was elected to EMBO in 2008 and was awarded the Hooke Medal of the British Society for Cell Biology in 2011. He was elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2013.

He serves on the Editorial Advisory Boards of Development and PLOS Biology and is a member of the Wellcome Trust/Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellowship Interview Committee.

Alex's current research interests include the molecular, cellular and physiological mechanisms regulating growth and metabolism. His laboratory works on model systems such as Drosophila and mice and uses a range of techniques including genetics, molecular biology, microscopy and metabolomics.

Alex Gould
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  • Qualifications and history
  • 1990: Ph.D. in developmental genetics. University of Cambridge,  UK
  • 1992: Beit post-doctoral Fellow, Medical Research Council (MRC) National Institute for Medical Research, London, UK
  • 1998: Group leader (Head of Division from 2012), MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London, UK
  • 2015 Group Leader, the Francis Crick Institute, London, UK