Dr. Clifford Woolf is an advisor to PureTech. Dr Woolf is Director of the F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center at Children’s Hospital Boston and Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School.
After training for his MD and PhD at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg South Africa, Dr Woolf moved to England in 1978, where he worked at University College London for close to 20 years, latterly as a Professor of Neurobiology.
In 1997 Dr Woolf moved to Boston and established the Neural Plasticity Research Group based in the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at the Massachusetts General Hospital and which is a part of the Neuroscience Program at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Woolf’s research has led to numerous scientific breakthroughs, including the identification of the role of “central sensitization” in inflammatory and neuropathic pain.