Dr. Abbott received his Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Zoology from University of Durham, UK in 1991, and a Master’s with Distinction in Molecular Pathology from University of Leicester, UK in 1993. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from University of London in 1997, followed by postdoctoral training at Yale University. He joined Cornell University Medical School in 2001, becoming Professor with tenure there in 2011. Dr. Abbott then moved to University of California, Irvine, where he currently holds the position of Professor with tenure and Chair of the College of Health Sciences Academic Senate. He has published >100 papers.