Professor John V. Reynolds (PDF CV 100 kB) is Professor of Surgery and Head of Department at Trinity College Dublin. He took up this position in July 2001. He is a specialist oesophageal and gastric surgeon and is based at St. James’s Hospital. He is the regional director of cancer services in the south-west area of the Eastern Regional Health Authority. His clinical and research training involved periods at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre in New York, and St. Mary’s Hospital, London. He was consultant oesophageal surgeon and senior lecturer in St. James’s University Hospital in Leeds before returning to Dublin in 1997. His research interests are in molecular understanding of Barrett’s oesophagus and oesophageal cancer, the molecular prediction of response or resistance to chemotherapy and radiation therapy, obesity, inflammation and cancer, and the modulation of the immune response following complex major surgery. Professor Reynolds has published over 140 articles in high impact peer-reviewed journals.