G. Yancey Gillespie, PhD

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Professor of Surgery, Microbiology, Cell Biology; Co-Director of the UAB Brain Tumor SPORE

University of Alabama at Birmingham


Dr. Gillespie obtained B.A. (biology & chemistry), M.Sc. (cytogenetics) and Ph.D. (immunology & immunogenetics) degrees at the University of Mississippi, finishing in 1971. Following a NCI postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center, he joined the Department of Pathology. In 1975, he joined Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla. In 1977, he moved as Assistant Professor of Pathology to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. In 1977, he transferred to the Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery to direct the Brain Tumor Immunology research program. In 1986, Dr. Gillespie came to UAB as tenured Associate Professor of Surgery to direct brain tumor research efforts in the Division of Neurosurgery. He is Professor of Surgery with secondary appointments in Departments of Microbiology and Cell Biology. Dr. Gillespie is co-Director of the UAB Brain Tumor SPORE, and leader of Brain Tumor Tissue and Brain Tumor Animal Models Core Facilities.