Jeffrey W. Pollard is Director of the Medical Research Council Centre for Reproductive Health and Professor of Resilience Biology at the University of Edinburgh. He holds a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award and is a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator. He has a position at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York as the Louis Goldstein Swann Chair in Women’s Health. Professor Pollard received his PhD at Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now CRUK) in London, UK, followed by a post-doc at the Ontario Cancer Institute in Toronto, a Lectureship at King’s College University of London before joining Einstein. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, He has received several awards most notably the American Cancer Society “Medal of Honour for Basic Science Research” for his studies in tumour immunology.