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Dr. Deirdre Edge



Web: Research Support System Profile
Email: edged@tcd.ie
Tel: +353 (0)1 896 2710

Dr. Deirdre Edge graduated from UCD with a first class honours degree in Physiology (2008), and a PhD in Respiratory Physiology (2012). Following an EU-Funded FP7 postdoc in University College Cork (UCC) 2012-2014, Deirdre joined the academic staff of Department of Physiology UCC (2014-2015), before a move to Trinity College Dublin (TCD). Deirdre joined the Department of Physiology, TCD in 2015, where she teaches Physiology to Medicine, Physiology, Allied Health, Bioengineers, and Human Health and Disease students. Deirdre leads research projects focused on aberrant respiratory control in animal models of disease. She has published 21 original research articles, along with numerous national and international conference proceedings. Deirdre is a council member of the Biomedical Section of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland (RAMI) and a member of the Physiological Society. She has a keen interest in scientific outreach; co-organising Physiology Friday, TCD, 2016 (sponsored by the Physiological Society), in addition to co-organising the national RAMI meeting, TCD, 2017.

Research Interests

  • Investigating a central respiratory contribution for respiratory dysfunction in the mdx mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
  • Respiratory muscle remodelling in mdx mice.

Funding Bodies

Our research has and is currently supported, in part, by:

  • Trinity College Dublin
  • University College Cork
  • The Physiological Society