Chris McCabe is Professor of Molecular Endocrinology at the University of Birmingham, a Deputy Director of the IMSR and Theme Lead for Endocrinology. The research of the McCabe group focuses on proto-oncogenes in thyroid and breast cancers, mechanisms of aneuploidy and genetic instability, and the action of the sodium iodide symporter NIS in thyroid and breast tumours.
The McCabe group currently holds funding from numerous funders including the Medical Research Council, NIHR and the Department of Defense. Members of the group include a Consultant Clinician, a Surgical Lecturer, a Senior Research Fellow, 4 PhD students, and an MRC technician. He has published extensively, winning several journal awards.
Chris was until recently Chair of the Wellcome Trust Basic Science Interview Committee (BSIC), and before that served for several years as a panel member of BSIC as well as being co-opted onto the Wellcome Clinical Committee. He was Chair of the Science Committee, and previously the Programme Committee, for the Society for Endocrinology. He is an Associate Editor of Endocrine Related Cancer, and a member of multiple national and international committees including the International Congress for Endocrinology POC and the Science Committee of the European Society for Endocrinology. He is currently co-chairs the American Thyroid Association POC.