Pavel Tolar, Group Leader.

Pavel Tolar

Qualifications and history

  • 1998 MD Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2002 PhD Institute of Molecular Genetics, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2003 Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, MD, USA
  • 2009 Group Leader, Medical Research Council National Institute for Medical Research, London, UK
  • 2015 Group Leader, the Francis Crick Institute, London, UK

Pavel Tolar obtained an MD degree at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and a PhD in immunology at the Institute of Molecular Genetics in Prague, where he studied activation of mast cells.

In 2003, he joined the National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, USA, as a postdoctoral fellow to work with Susan Pierce on the development of live-cell imaging technology for the study of intracellular B cell signalling pathways.

In 2009, he moved to the MRC National Institute for Medical Research as a programme leader in the Division of Immune Cell Biology to work on the structural, molecular and cellular mechanisms of antigen-mediated B cell activation.

He was awarded the EMBO Young Investigator Award in 2013 and became a group leader at the Francis Crick Institute in 2015.