John Todd

Professor of Precision Medicine and director

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John Todd is Professor of Precision Medicine at the University of Oxford and Director of the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics and of the JDRF/Wellcome Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory (DIL). He is also an Emeritus Senior Investigator of the National Institute for Health Research. Until 2016 he was Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of Cambridge and prior to this, Professor of Human Genetics and a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. His PhD was in Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University. Todd helped pioneer genome-wide genetic studies in common diseases and then went on to study the associations between disease-associated genetic variants and phenotypes in T1D by founding and deploying the Cambridge BioResource. He researches type 1 diabetes (T1D) genetics and disease mechanisms with the goal of delivering clinical interventions.

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