Gareth Thomas

Molecular Diagnostics in immuno-oncology

Professor Gareth Thomas is Chair of Experimental Pathology at the University of Southampton.


His laboratory focuses on the role of the tumour microenvironment in promoting tumour progression, investigating the interactions between different cell types. The work has a strong translational component, identifying potential prognostic biomarkers, therapeutic targets and molecular classifiers in cancer tissues, including the characterisation of cancer-associated fibroblasts and intratumoral immune cells, and development of immunotherapy clinical trials in squamous carcinoma of the head and neck.