Dr David Gunn
Leader, King's Unilever Bioscience Innovation Hub
- Biomedical and life sciences
- Oral health
- Cell Biology
- Host-Microbiome Interactions
After gaining a PhD in genetics, Dr Gunn carried out postdoctoral research at Newcastle University investigating the genetic determinants of left-right asymmetry diseases in human patients. In 2000, he joined Unilever Research and Development in the UK, focusing on genomic investigations into the mechanisms of skin ageing. As well as publishing work in many scientific journals, Dr Gunn’s research has been of particular interest to the layperson leading to coverage by TV and radio news channels, digital media and at international conferences. Working at the interface between basic scientific research and translational science, Dr Gunn’s work focuses on how biological insights can be translated into benefits for the general public and for the Unilever business alike.
Dr Gunn is the Lead Scientist at King's Unilever Bioscience Innovation Hub and affiliated with the Centre for Gene Therapy & Regenerative Medicine and a member of the Ageing Research at King's (ARK) Committee.