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Professor Gareth Thomas

Professor Gareth Thomas

Professor of Experimental Pathology

Research interests

  • Fibroblast biology and immunology
  • Tumour microenvironment
  • Cancer Immunotherapy

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.

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As a clinical pathologist and tumour biologist, Gareth Thomas’s research is focused how fibroblasts affect cancer progression, characterising the phenotypes and functions of different fibroblast subpopulations and investigating how fibroblasts interact with immune cells to suppress anti-tumour immunity. The research has a strong translational component aiming to develop new therapies that target fibroblasts to overcome immunotherapy resistance. Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, his research group interacts widely with other members of Cancer Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine, the University, and colleagues in academia and industry, both nationally and internationally.