Mr. James Duffy
Research Fellow, Physics
James undertook a Ph.D. in Biophysics in Trinity College after completing a Biomedical Science degree at Maynooth University. His Ph.D. research focussed on the development and testing of a label free nanomechanical cantilever device for the detection of non-coding nucleic acids called microRNA. This device was directed towards the detection of microRNA’s relevant in cancer and liver injury diagnostics. Following the conclusion of his thesis James began as a postdoctoral researcher in the summer of 2019, working as part of a Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) project focussing on addressing the challenges in cell manufacturing for gene therapy. This is a consortium project which requires the collaboration of Trinity College Physics, Trinity College Clinical Medicine, NUI Galway REMEDI and Cellix. James’s current research focus is on micro fluidic cell gene transfection and he enjoys working as part of this multi-disciplinary project.