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Biochemistry & Immunology


Andrew G Bowie

Prof Andrew Bowie

Associate Professor, School of Biochemistry and Immunology

Research areas: Viral Immune Evasion

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Martin Caffrey

Prof Martin Caffrey

Personal Chair, School of Biochemistry and Immunology

Research areas: Crystallizing membrane proteins

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Emma Creagh

Dr Emma Creagh

Lecturer, School of Biochemistry and Immunology

Research areas: Research interests in the link between Cancer and Inflammation. The role of inflammatory caspases and their target proteins in intestinal inflammation during Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Colorectal Cancer.

e: ecreagh@tcd.ie | t: +353-1-896 2539
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Colm Cunningham

Dr Colm Cunningham

Research lecturer, School of Biochemistry and Immunology

Research areas: Neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation and the role of microglia in these processes

Papers:

Renata Reis, Edel Hennessy, Caoimhe Murray, Éadaoin W. Griffin and Colm Cunningham (2015) At the centre of neuronal, synaptic and axonal pathology in murine prion disease: degeneration of neuroanatomically linked thalamic and brainstem nuclei. Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology. 2015 Feb 28. doi: 10.1111/nan.12232. [Epub ahead of print].

Cunningham, C and Hennessy E (2015) Co-morbidity and systemic inflammation as drivers of cognitive decline: new experimental models adopting a broader paradigm in dementia research. Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy. Mar 7(1): 33. doi 10.1186/s13195-015-0117-2.

Cox DJ, Field, RH, Williams DG, Baran M, Bowie AG, Cunningham C and Dunne A. (2015) DNA sensors are expressed in astrocytes and microglia in vitro and are upregulated during gliosis in neurodegenerative disease. GLIA. May 63(5): 812-825.

Daniel H.J. Davis, Donal T. Skelly, Carol Murray, Edel Hennessy, Jordan Bowen, Samuel Norton, Carol Brayne, Terhi Rahkonen, Raimo Sulkava, David J. Sanderson, J. Nicholas Rawlins, David M. Bannerman, Alasdair M.J. MacLullich and Colm Cunningham (2015) Worsening cognitive impairment and neurodegenerative pathology progressively increase risk for delirium. Am J Geriatric Psychiatry. Apr 23(4): 403-415

Eleanor Cape, Roanna J Hall, Barbara C van Munster, Annick de Vries, Sarah EM Howie, Andrew Pearson, Scott D Middleton, Fiona Gillies, Ian R Armstrong, Tim O White, Colm Cunningham, Sophia E de Rooij, Alasdair MJ MacLullich (2014) Cerebrospinal Fluid Markers of Neuroinflammation in Delirium: a role for Interleukin-1? in delirium after hip fracture. J. Psychosom. Res. Sep 77(3): 219-225.

e: colm.cunningham@tcd.ie | t: +353-1- 896 3964
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Gavin Davey

Dr Gavin Davey

Senior Lecturer, School of Biochemistry and Immunology

Research areas: Molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie neurodegeneration in the brain

e: gdavey@tcd.ie | t: +353-1-896 1853/896 8408
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Aisling Dunne

Dr Aisling Dunne

Lecturer, School of Biochemistry and Immunology

Research areas: Elucidating the mechanisms involved in TLR/NLR activation as well as the identification of novel agonists from pathogens such as Bordetella pertussis

e: aidunne@tcd.ie | t: +353-1-896 2437
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Darren Fayne

Dr Darren Fayne

Senior Research Fellow, School of Biochemistry and Immunology

Research areas: Computer-Aided Drug Design. His research focus is the rational computational design of novel small molecular modulators of key disease related proteins

e: fayned@tcd.ie | t: +353-1-896 3527
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David Finlay

Dr. David Finlay

Lecturer, School of Biochemistry and Immunology

Research areas: Control of Cancer Metabolism.

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Jean Fletcher

Dr Jean Fletcher

Lecturer, School of Biochemistry and Immunology

Research areas: Immune regulation in human disease

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Clair Gardiner

Dr Clair Gardiner

Senior Lecturer, School of Biochemistry and Immunology

Research areas: How human NK cells mediate their functions as part of the overall immune response

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Vincent P Kelly

Dr Vincent Kelly

Lecturer, School of Biochemistry and Immunology

Research areas: The role of transfer RNA (tRNA) modifications and their role in eukaryotic development and cancer

e: kellyvp@tcd.ie | t: +353-1-896 3507
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Amir Khan

Dr Amir Khan

Lecturer, School of Biochemistry and Immunology

Research areas: X-Ray Crystallography .

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Ed Lavelle

Dr Ed Lavelle

Lecturer, School of Biochemistry and Immunology

Research areas: Vaccine adjuvants and mucosal vaccine development

e: lavellee@tcd.ie | t: +353-1-896 2488
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David Loane

David Loane

Research Assistant Professor

Research areas: Traumatic brain injury, neuroimmunology, microglia, aging, neuroinflammation, neurodegeneration, systemic immunity

e: loanedj@tcd.ie | t: +353-1-896 1616
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Lydia Lynch

Dr Lydia Lynch

Associate Professor in Immunology

Research areas: We are interested in the effects of obesity and diet on immune cell functions, particularly innate cells including iNKT cells, NK cells and gamma delta T cells. The Lynch lab also studies the role of the immune system in the regulation of metabolism and body weight, particularly the local immune system in adipose tissue in mice and humans

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Rachel McLoughlin

Dr Rachel McLoughlin

Lecturer, School of Biochemistry and Immunology

Research areas: Understanding the interaction of bacteria and the molecules they express, with the host's immune system

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Kingston Mills

Prof. Kingston Mills

Professor, School of Biochemistry and Immunology

Research areas: T cells and immune regulation, relevant to infection, autoimmunity and cancer.

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Kenneth H Mok

Dr Ken Hun Mok

Lecturer, School of Biochemistry and Immunology

Research areas: Probing the attainment of natively- or alternatively- folded three-dimensional molecular structures

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James Murray

Professor James Murray

Assistant Professor, School of Biochemistry and Immunology

Research areas: Investigating the autophagy cell survival and damage response pathway in cancer and ageing-related disorders, to derive new strategies and drug targets for therapeutic benefit. Research focuses on the role of protein and lipid phosphorylation as regulatory mechanisms for control of autophagy activity. Recently started projects are now looking at mitochondrial quality control and mitophagy in Parkinson's disease models.

e: james.murray@tcd.ie | t: +353-1-896 2390
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Derek Nolan

Dr Derek Nolan

Lecturer, School of Biochemistry and Immunology

Research areas: Molecular Parasitology

e: denolan@tcd.ie | t: +353-1-896 2455
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Cliona O'Farrelly

Prof Cliona O'Farrelly

Chair in Comparative Immunology, School of Biochemistry and Immunology

Research areas: Regional Immunity: Role in Liver, Gut &Uterine Pathology. Comparative Immunology

e: cliona.ofarrelly@tcd.ie | t: +353-1-896 3175
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Luke O'Neill

Prof. Luke O'Neill

Chair Of Biochemistry, School of Biochemistry and Immunology, School of Biochemistry and Immunology

Research areas: Innate immunity and inflammatory diseases.

e: laoneill@tcd.ie | t: +353-1-896 2439
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Richard K Porter

Dr Richard Porter

Senior Lecturer, School of Biochemistry and Immunology

Research areas: The molecular basis of basal metabolic rate and how metabolism is controlled in mammals

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Tomás Ryan

Tomás Ryan

Associate Professor, Biochemistry Associate Professor, Trinity Inst. of Neurosciences (TCIN)

Research areas: ENGRAM; Evolution; MEMORY

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Richard K Porter

Dr Nigel Stevenson

Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the M.Sc. in Immunology

Research areas: Intracellular Immunology. The main focus of the Intracellular Immunology group is to understand the mechanisms by which pathogens target and evade molecular and cellular immune responses.

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Daniela Zisterer

Dr Daniela Zisterer

Senior Lecturer , School of Biochemistry and Immunology

Research areas: Molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie apoptotic cell death and in understanding how deregulated apoptosis leads to cancer

e: dzistrer@tcd.ie | t: +353-1-896 1628
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Bioengineering


Mark Ahearne

Dr Mark Ahearne

Senior Research Fellow, Trinity Centre Bioengineering, School of Engineering

Research areas: corneal bioengineering and regeneration

e: AHEARNM@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 8964214
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Conor Buckley

Dr Conor Buckley

Assistant Professor (Tissue Engineering), School of Engineering

Research areas: Development of strategies to regenerate the intervertebral disc (IVD) and articular cartilage. Other research areas include design and development of bioreactor based systems, tissue engineering, nutrient micro-environments, biomaterial interactions and 3D scaffold construct technology

e: conor.buckley@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 6795554
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 David Hoey

Dr David Hoey

Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering (Mechanobiology), Trinity Centre Bioengineering, School of Engineering

Research areas: Dr. Hoey leads a multidisciplinary experimental mechanobiology research group where his goal is to integrate engineering mechanics into the understanding of the molecular basis of physiology and disease

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Daniel Kelly

Dr Daniel Kelly

Assistant Professor, School of Engineering

Research areas: Computational and experimental mechanobiology

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Caitriona Lally

Professor Caitríona Lally

Trinity Centre Bioengineering, School of Engineering

Research areas: Computational and experimental cardiovascular biomechanics, vascular imaging, vascular tissue engineering and mechanobiology

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Michael Monaghan

Dr Michael Monaghan

Ussher Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering

Research Areas: biomaterials, gene therapy, cardiac tissue engineering, melt electrowriting, tissue engineering, disease-in-a-dish in vitro models, electroconductive biomaterials, non-invasive biomedical imaging (fluorescent lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM), multiphoton microscopy, second harmonic generation (SHG)), metabolic profiling of microenvironments

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Bruce Murphy

Dr Bruce Murphy

Assistant Professor in Biomechanical Engineering, School of Engineering

Research areas:

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Ciaran Simms

Dr. Ciaran Simms

Lecturer, School of Engineering

Research areas: Injury biomechanics, soft tissue mechanics and medical device design

e: csimms@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 8963768
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Chemistry


Stephen Connon

Prof. Stephen Connon

Professor in Synthetic Chemistry, School of Chemistry

Research areas: Cancer Chemotherapy, Catalysis, Cyclin, Kinase Complex, Organic-Synthesis, Organometallics, Tetracycline

e: connons@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 896 1306
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David Grayson

Prof. David Grayson

Emeritus Professor, School of Chemistry

Research areas: Synthesis of medium-ring and macrocyclic lactones; chemistry of sulfonyl compounds

e: dgrayson@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 896 2021
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Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson

Prof. Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson

Senior Sophister Coordinator, School of Chemistry

Research areas: Cancer Research

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Aidan McDonald

Dr. Aidan McDonald

Royal Society/SFI University Research Fellow and Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry

Research areas: bioinorganic chemistry; oxygenases; ribonucleotide reductases; synthetic inorganic chemistry; inorganic reaction mechanisms; catalysis

e: aidan.mcdonald@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 896 4546
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Joanna McGouran

Dr Joanna McGouran

Schuler Assistant Professor in Translational Organic Chemistry, School of Chemistry

Research areas: : Bio-organic chemistry, nucleic acid chemistry, protein modification, enzyme inhibition, activity based proteomics, proteolysis, DNA damage repair

e: jmcgoura@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 896 1422
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Kim McKelvey

Kim McKelvey

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Research areas: : Nanoscale electrochemistry to study energy storage and conversion technologies

e: kim.mckelvey@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 896 1422
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Isabel Rozas

Prof. Isabel Rozas

Associate Professor , Director of Teaching and Learning (Postgraduate), School of Chemistry

Research areas: Cancer Research

e: rozasi@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 896 3731
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Eoin Scanlan

Prof. Eoin Scanlan

Lecturer, International Coordinator, School of Chemistry

Research areas: Development of novel synthetic methodology for the construction of oligosaccharides and glycoconjugates, the synthesis of carbohydrate-based therapeutics for treatment of diseases, the synthesis of immunogenic carbohydrates and the synthesis of glycoconjugates for bio-imaging

e: eoin.scanlan@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 896 2514
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Mathias O. Senge

Prof. Dr. Mathias O. Senge

Chair of Organic Chemistry (2001), Head, Discipline of Organic, Medicinal and Biological Chemistry, School of Chemistry

Research areas: Bioorganic and biological chemistry; heterocyclic and natural product chemistry; synthetic organic chemistry; medicinal chemistry: photodynamic cancer therapy; photobiology; crystallography; tetrapyrroles; history of chemistry and photomedicine

e: sengem@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 896 8537
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Mike Southern

Prof. Michael Southern

Lecturer in Chemistry (Medicinal/Organic) Course Director of the B.A. (Mod) in Chemistry, School of Chemistry

Research areas: Drug discovery and development, neurochemistry, the interface of chemistry and biology and synthetic organic chemistry

e: southerj@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 896 3411
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Medicine


Martin Caffrey

Prof Martin Caffrey

Personal Chair, School of Biochemistry and Immunology

Research areas: Crystallizing membrane proteins

e: martin.caffrey@tcd.ie | t: +353-1-896 4253
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Kumlesh Dev

Prof. Kumlesh Dev

Professor of Neuroscience, School of Medicine

Research areas: Drug Development, Neurology, Demyelinating Diseases, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroimmunology, Receptor Biology, Sphingosine 1-phosphate Receptors

e: devk@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 896 4180
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Seamas Donnelly

Prof. Seamas Donnelly

Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine

Research areas: Pathogens and Toll Like Receptors, Design novel anti-cancer/anti-inflammatory compounds, Design novel nano-packaged inhalation therapies, Neural Inflammatory Reflex and The Microbiome in Health & Disease

e: seamas.donnelly@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 896 3844
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Eric Downer

Dr. Eric Downer

Assistant Professor and Director B.Sc. in Human Health & Disease, School of Medicine

Research Area: Neuroimmunology; Multiple Sclerosis; Innate immune signalling; Cannabinoid pharmacology; Neuropathic orofacial pain

e: edowner@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 896 2076
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Padraic Fallon

Prof. Padraic Fallon

Stokes Professor, School of Medicine

Research areas: My research involves two overlapping translational immunology themes. i. The use of mouse models to study pathogen modulation of human inflammatory diseases. ii. Immune phenotyping of patients, in particular children, with inflammatory diseases such as atopic dermatitis and pulmonary fibrosis. Research aims to elucidate new mechanism of modulation of immunity that can alter inflammation and have therapeutic potential. Collaborative activity involves the phenotyping of new transgenic mice. The main diseases addressed are allergic lung and skin inflammation and inflammatory bowel disease. A growing emphasis is applying extensive expertise in animal models of human inflammatory diseases and general pathophysiology of inflammation to functional analysis of new therapeutic molecules/strategies with clinical collaborators and Pharma.

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Ursula Fearon

Professor Ursula Fearon

Professor Molecular Rheumatology, School of Medicine

Research Area: Molecular Rheumatology, with specific focus on cellular invasion, hypoxia/mitochondrial dysfunction, metabolism, angiogenesis and immune dysregulation

e: fearonu@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 896 2659
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 Jean Fletcher

Dr. Jean Fletcher

School of Medicine (Clinical Medicine)

Research Areas:Research areas: Immune regulation in human disease

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Orla Hardiman

Prof. Orla Hardiman

Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine

Research areas: Chronic Disease, Chronic Illness, Dementia, Disability, Neurodegeneration, Neuroimaging

e: hardimao@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 896 4496
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Cliona O'Farrelly

Prof Cliona O'Farrelly

Chair in Comparative Immunology, School of Biochemistry and Immunology

Research areas: Regional Immunity: Role in Liver, Gut &Uterine Pathology. Comparative Immunology

e: cliona.ofarrelly@tcd.ie | t: +353-1-896 3175
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Alice Witney

Alice Witney

School of Medicine

Research areas: Sensory-Motor Integration; Neuromodulation

e: awitney@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 8961019
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Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


Fabio Boylan

Dr Fabio Boylan

Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Research areas: Ethnopharmacological information of medicinal plants from South America, Europe and Asia. Pharmacological targets are mainly related to inflammation, pain, cancer and central nervous system.

e: fabio.boylan@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 896 4154
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Carsten Ehrhardt

Dr Carsten Ehrhardt

Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Research areas: Transport mechanisms and cell physiology of alveolar and bronchial epithelial barriers and the development of advanced drug delivery systems for pulmonary targeting.

e: carsten.ehrhardt@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 896 2441
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David Finlay

Dr. David Finlay

Lecturer, School of Biochemistry and Immunology

Research areas: Control of Cancer Metabolism.

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Neil Frankish

Dr Neil Frankish

Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Research areas: Novel drug development in the areas of allergy and inflammation, with a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease

e: nfrnkish@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 896 2825
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John Gilmer

Professor John Gilmer

Professor in Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Director of Teaching and Learning (postgraduate), School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Research areas: Study of chemico-biological interactions of bile acids and effects on cell viability and proliferation; mechanisms of bile acid uptake in esophageal cells; design of bile acid-based chemo-preventative and therapeutic agents; bile acid activation of GR Inhibition of tumour cell - platelet interactions by aspirin analogs and prodrugs Design of selective MMP inhibitors and hybrid inhibitors of MMP secretion Chemical approaches to targeting of COX-2 inhibitors for chemoprevention

e: gilmerjf@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 896 2795
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Carlos Medina

Dr Carlos Medina

Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Research areas: Research interests: cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, nanoparticle-based therapeutics Involvement of matrix metalloproteinases in cancer and inflammatory bowel disease

e: carlos.medina@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 896 2823
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Mary Meegan

Prof. Mary Meegan

Fellow Emeritus Professor in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Research areas: Cancer Research

e: mmeegan@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 896 2798
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Niamh O'Boyle

Dr Niamh O'Boyle

Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Research areas: Medicinal chemistry, skin chemistry, cancer research, allergic contact dermatitis, drug design and development.

e: h.oboyle@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 896 2524
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Lorraine O'Driscoll

Professor Lorraine O'Driscoll

Professor in Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Research areas: Translational cancer research

e: lodrisc@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 896 2822
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Eduardo Ruiz-Hernandez

Dr Eduardo Ruiz-Hernandez

Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Research areas: nanomedicines, stimuli-responsive nanoparticles, injectable hydrogels

e: ruizhere@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 896 2844
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Astrid Sasse

Dr Astrid Sasse

Associate Professor in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Research areas: Development of small ligands for G-Protein coupled receptors (e.g., histamine H3/H4 receptor) as well as the genetic linkage of those receptors to psychiatric disorders

e: sassea@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 896 2797
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Maria Jose Santos-Martinez

Dr Maria Jose Santos-Martinez

Ussher Assistant Professor in Nanopharmaceutical Drug Discovery (School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences & School of Medicine)

Research areas: Platelet biology and pharmacology. Contribution of platelets to cancer progression (tumor invasion, angiogenesis and blood metastastasis). Application of Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation (QCM-D) technology to platelets, cell biology and nanomaterials. Nanotoxicology: understanding nanoparticle-cell and nanoparticle-platelet interactions. Interactions between nanoparticles developed for drug delivery, their targets and the potential barriers that they have to be overcome to exert their action.

e: mariajose.santos@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 896 4281
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Helen Sheridan

Dr Helen Sheridan

Associate Professor & Director of Research, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Research areas: Identifying problems and proposing solutions by applying functional genomic approaches; establishing guidelines and priority areas for the future

e: hsheridn@tcd.ie | t: +353 1 896 2828
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