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Our Research

All 10 academic staff members in Physiology run active research programmes, with laboratories based in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Lloyd Building, and the Biotechnology Building (as of Summer 2013).
The research profile of the Department spans a number of key areas:

Neuroscience, with an emphasis on cellular neuroscience, neurophysiology, synaptic plasticity, neuropharmacology, ageing and neurodegeneration;
Cell physiology, with an emphasis on adult stem cell biology,
molecular and cellular pathophysiology,  with an emphasis on chronic inflammatory/fibrotic diseases of the gastrointestinal and urinary tracts
Exercise science, with an emphasis on cardiovascular control, metabolism & metabolic syndromes and muscle function;
Bioengineering, with an emphasis on skeletal tissue engineering.    

Our research activities have attracted substantial external funding from Science Foundation Ireland, the Wellcome Trust, European Union, Health Research Board, Enterprise Ireland and industry. A number of research groups have strong collaborative links with colleagues in other disciplines within the School of Medicine (Anatomy; Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics), the School of Biochemistry & Immunology and the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering, in addition to national and international collaborative links.


Our laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities pertinent to each research area. These include tissue culture facilities, a fully-equipped histology suite, a range of core cellular and molecular technologies including flow cytometry, a well-equipped behaviour suite, electrophysiological equipment for neurophysiological analysis, state-of-the-art exercise apparatus with integrated metabolic analysers, blood flow and pulse wave analysis systems, neurosensory analysers, and a facility for transcranial magnetic stimulation. Through TCIN, we have access to human and small animal MRI facilities.


Our Principal Investigators
Professor Veronica Campbell
Professor Marina Lynch
Dr Mikel Egana
Dr Daniel Ulrich
Dr. Aine Kelly
Dr. Alice Witney
Professor Kumlesh Dev

Last updated 23 November 2016 Physiology (Email).