Qualifications and history
- 1985 PhD, New York University, USA
- 1984 Postdoctoral Fellow, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
- 1990 Established lab at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, UK (in 2002 the Imperial Cancer Research Fund became Cancer Research UK)
- 2015 Associate Research Director, the Francis Crick Institute, London, UK
John Diffley was born and raised in New York. He obtained his PhD from New York University in 1985, and was a postdoctoral fellow with Bruce Stillman at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory until 1990.
He then started his own research group at the Clare Hall Laboratories, originally the Imperial Cancer Research Fund and then Cancer Research UK (and now part of the Francis Crick Institute).