Olivier E. Pardo graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy Paris-V, France where he was awarded a Doctorate in Industrial Pharmacy (1997). He then completed his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Imperial College-London (2002). He obtained post-doctoral experience in the laboratory of Prof. Julian Downward at the CRUK-London Research Institute where he worked on the regulation of apoptotic cell death and cell migration. In 2006, he created the Cellular Regulatory Networks lab at Imperial College, Department of Surgery and Cancer. His team focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying chemo-resistance and metastasis in lung and other cancers.