Stephen O'Rahilly

Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Medicine, University of Cambridge

Stephen O'Rahilly MD FRS FMedSci, is Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Medicine at the University of Cambridge and Honorary Consultant Physician at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Steve led the establishment of the Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, which he now co-directs. He directs the MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit and is Scientific Director of the Cambridge NIHR Biomedical Research Centre.

Steve qualified in Medicine from University College Dublin and undertook post-graduate training in London, Oxford and Boston before setting up his laboratory in Cambridge in 1991. He has sought to better understand the molecular mechanisms leading to diabetes, obesity and related metabolic and endocrine disorders. He remains active in clinical practice.  He was elected to the Royal Society in 2003, a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences USA in 2011 and was appointed a Knight Bachelor in 2013.