Biography of John Gillespie
John Spence Gillespie
John Spence Gillespie (1926-2009) was a graduate of the University who was Professor of Pharmacology, 1968 to 1992. He was Dean of Faculties from 1995 to 1998 and Vice-Principal from 1983 to 1987 and from 1988 until 1991. He founded the John S Gillespie Prize in Experimental Pharmacology.
Educated at Dumbarton Academy, Gillespie studied at the University and graduated MB, ChB and PhD. He was McCunn Research Scholar in Physiology at the University, 1953 to 1955; worked in the Physiology Department at University College, London from 1955 to 1957; returned to Glasgow as a lecturer in Physiology, 1957 to 1959; worked at the Rockefeller Institute in the USA from 1959 to 1963 and was then Henry Head Research Fellow of the Royal Society until his appointment to the Glasgow Chair in 1968.