Michael Dunn, Director of Discovery Research

Michael is responsible for developing, managing and overseeing an exciting and world-leading portfolio of research at Wellcome. Before taking on the role of Director of Discovery Research he led the management of Wellcome’s Genetics and Molecular Sciences portfolio.  

His major areas of focus are to ensure scientists at all stages of their careers are supported to answer some of the most challenging questions relevant to life, health and wellbeing, and to oversee the development of strategic initiatives where Wellcome has an opportunity to transform particular areas of research. 

Having obtained a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge, he went on to work on the genetics of type 1 diabetes at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics in Oxford and the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research.