Philippe Gros obtained his PhD in experimental medicine from McGill University and, following postdoctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital and MIT, joined the Department of Biochemistry at McGill in 1985, where he has been a full professor since 1994. In 2013, he was named Vice-Dean, Life Sciences, in the Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Gros is a member of the International Tuberculosis Centre and the Goodman Cancer Research Centre. He also serves as Director of the Complex Traits Program at McGill. His main area of investigation concerns the genetic analysis of susceptibility to infections, pre-disposition to neural tube defects, and models of carcinogen-induced cancer.
Dr. Gros has been an International Scholar of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a Distinguished Scientist of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and a James McGill Professor. He has received the Wilder Penfield Prize for Health Sciences (Prix du Québec) and the Canada Council Killam Prize for Health Research, and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Dr. Gros acts as an adviser for several organizations, including the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.