Clifford Woolf’s esteemed career in neuroscience has produced numerous scientific advances in the field and led to the formation of multiple companies pursuing therapeutics for pain and other CNS disorders, including Quartet Medicine, Carica Health and others. Clifford J. Woolf is professor of neurology and neurobiology at Harvard Medical School and director of the F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center at Children’s Hospital Boston. He has added greatly to the understanding of pain. Clifford Woolf was appointed Director of the F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center and the Neurobiology Program at Boston Children's Hospital in February 2010. After training for his MD and PhD at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg South Africa, Dr. Woolf moved to England in 1978. He worked at University College London for close on 20 years, towards the latter part as a Professor of Neurobiology. In 1997, Dr. Woolf moved to Boston as the first incumbent of the Richard J Kitz Chair of Anesthesia Research at Harvard Medical School and established the Neural Plasticity Research Group, based in the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr Woolf is a faculty member of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School.