Dr. G. Yancey GillespieProfessor

Areas of Interest
brain tumors, glioma, glioblastoma, molecular and viral therapy of malignant primary brain tumors

Dr. G. Yancey Gillespie obtained B.A. (Biology & Chemistry), M.Sc. (Cytogenetics) and Ph.D. (Immunology & Immunogenetics) degrees at the University of Mississippi, finishing in 1971. Following a NCI F32 postdoctoral fellowship at the Kansas University Medical Center, he was appointed to the Department of Pathology as Instructor. In 1975, he joined Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla. In 1977, he moved as Assistant Professor of Pathology to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. In 1979, he transferred to the Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery to direct the Brain Tumor Immunology research program. In 1986, Dr. Gillespie came to UAB as tenured Associate Professor of Surgery to direct brain tumor research efforts in the Division of Neurosurgery and to help establish the Neuro-Oncology Program in the Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is currently Professor of Neurosurgery with secondary appointments in the Departments of Microbiology and Cell, Developmental & Integrative Biology. Dr. Gillespie is Director of the UAB Brain Tumor Specialized Program Of Research Excellence (SPORE) and Co-Leader of the Neuro-Oncology Program in the Comprehensive Cancer Center. He directs both the Brain Tumor Tissue Core and the Brain Tumor Animal Models Core facilities.


University of Mississippi

University of Mississippi

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Kansas University


Campus Address
VH 668B

(205) 975-0438