Chris R. Triggle, PhD, FBPhS (Fellow of the British Pharmacology Society) joined Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar in 2007 as Professor of Pharmacology and was the Assistant Dean Admissions 2009-2014. He was born in Hackney, London, UK, and obtained a B.Sc. (Honours) in Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia and Ph.D. in Pharmacology, University of Alberta in Edmonton with postdoctoral studies completed in the Department of Biochemical Pharmacology, S.U.N.Y. in Buffalo. He has held academic appointments in both Australia & Canada including the first Director of the Biotechnology Institute and Innovation Professor at RMIT University in Melbourne; Head of the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Chair in Cardiovascular Research - Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, Associate Dean Research Medicine at the University of Calgary, as well as research advisory positions with Ciba and Novartis Canada and chaired numerous peer review grant panels.