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Cell death mechanisms and cancer therapeutics

Dr. Daniela Zisterer


Daniela Zisterer has been a Lecturer in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology in Trinity College Dublin, since 2001. She was made a TCD Fellow and a Senior Lecturer in 2007. She is also a graduate of Trinity. She is currently the Coordinator of the Moderatorship in Biochemistry.

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For Chinese students interested in pursuing a PhD in the Zisterer laboratory, please note that Trinity is now inviting applications for the China Scholarship Council (CSC) - Trinity College Dublin Joint Scholarship Programme for 2022.

Please refer to the link below for more details on this scholarship programme: 

Dr Zisterer is happy to support interested students with their application. For more information please contact Dr Zisterer at

Our research programme seeks to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying apoptotic cell death and how deregulated apoptosis leads to cancer. We aim to develop novel therapies which target components of this deregulated pathway. Furthermore, we are interested in determining how tumour resistance to chemotherapy relates to cell survival through autophagic mechanisms.

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