- Director of Genomics & Transcriptomics, CU Metabolic Research Laboratories and MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke's Hospital
- Tutor, Wolfson College
Giles is from San Francisco, receiving his bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1994, he came to Cambridge, becoming a member of Wolfson College and joining the lab of Prof Sydney Brenner for his PhD studies. In 1998 he began his postdoctoral training with Professor Stephen O’Rahilly in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry, working on the genetics of severe human obesity. Giles is now a Principal Research Associate and group leader at the University Metabolic Research Labs, studying brain control of food intake and bodyweight. He is also director of the Genomics and Transcriptomics core facility.
Giles has been a tutor at Wolfson College since 2009, responsible for most of the Wolfson students based at Addenbrooke’s biomedical campus, the Babraham Institute, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, the EBI and other ‘non-Cambridge-centre’ institutes.
Giles enjoys music and has been singing with the band Casa Del Funk for more than a decade now. Giles and the band have on occasion, been found in the clubroom laying down some funky grooves.
He is married to Jane Goodall and they have a son Harry.