Current Lab Members

Prof. Seamus Martin, Lab director
Dr. Gokhan Gunay, Post-doctoral Fellow
Dr. Hande Efe Cicek, Post-doctoral Fellow
Dr. Pavel Davidovich, Post-doctoral Fellow
Dr. Seren Hamsici, Post-doctoral Fellow
Dr. Vaishnavi Venugopalan, Post-doctoral Fellow
Aoife Costigan, PhD student
Aislinn Gallagher, PhD student
Zaneta Najda, PhD student
Ronaldo Ribeiro, PhD student

Interested in working in our group?

We are always interested in recruiting talented and motivated people to the lab.
Please contact Seamus ( for further details.

Lab Alumni

I am very proud of the many excellent scientists that have trained in my lab, many of whom have gone on to start their own laboratories in the USA, UK, Portugal, Austria, Australia and Ireland. To date, 19 PhD and 2 MSc students have completed their theses in our laboratory, with several more PhDs in progress.

Dr. Danielle Clancy (PhD graduate) now post-doc at VIB, Ghent, Belgium.

Dr. Graeme Sullivan (PhD graduate) now post-doc in Triona Ni Chonghaile's group at Royal College of Surgeons (RSCI), Dublin, Ireland.

Dr. Conor Henry (PhD graduate) now post-doc at the Crick Institute, London, UK.

Dr. Sean Cullen (PhD graduate & post-doctoral fellow), interim Head of Oncology Search and Evaluation for Simcere Pharmaceutical Group.

Dr. Emilie Hollville (post-doctoral fellow) now Group Leader and Lecturer at University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Dr. Conor Kearney (PhD graduate), now Group Leader at ONJ Research Institute, Australia

Dr. Richard Carroll (PhD graduate) now Senior Pharmaceutical Assessor at the Health Products Regulatory Authoirty of Ireland.

Dr. Inna Afonina (PhD graduate & post-doctoral fellow), now post-doc at Beyaert laboratory, VIB, Ghent, Belgium.

Dr. John Walsh (PhD graduate), now post-doc in Prof. Christopher Power's lab at the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

Dr. Mohamed Elgendy (PhD graduate) now Group Leader at Max Planck Institute in Dresden, Germany

Dr. Clare Sheridan (PhD graduate & post-doctoral fellow), now staff scientist at Julian Downward's laboratory, CRUK, London, UK.

Dr. Alexander Luthi (PhD graduate) now staff scientist at University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland.

Dr. Rebecca Taylor (PhD graduate) now group leader at the LMB, Cambridge, UK.

Rosi Soellner (MSc graduate)

Dr. Gabriela Brumatti (Post-doctoral Fellow) now senior post-doc in David Vaux's Lab at WEHI, Melbourne, Australia.

Dr. Michelle Hill (Post-doctoral Fellow) now an associate professor and group leader at University of Queensland, Australia.

Dr. Patrick Duriez (Post-doctoral Fellow) now Protein Core Facility manager, University of Southhampton, UK.

Dr. Christopher Gerner (Post-doctoral Fellow) now Associate Professor and Group Leader at Mass Spectrometry Centre, University of Vienna, Austria.

Dr. Helen Conroy (PhD graduate) now at Irish Cancer Society, Dublin, Ireland.

Dr. Brona Murphy (PhD graduate) now Lecturer and group leader at Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI), Dublin, Ireland.

Dr. Liz Slee (Post-doctoral Fellow) now lab manager at Ludwig Institute, Oxford, UK.

Dr. Lisa Bouchier-Hayes (PhD graduate) now an assistant professor and group leader at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, USA.

Sinead Keogh (MSc graduate) now librarian at University of Limerick, Ireland.

Dr. Colin Adrian (PhD graduate & post-doctoral fellow), now group leader at The Gulbenkian Institute, Lisbon, Portugal.