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Dr Laura Gleeson awarded HRB Research Training Fellowship for Healthcare Professionals

Dr Laura Gleeson, MB, Assistant Professor/Respiratory Specialist Registrar in Clinical Medicine in St Jamess Hospital, has been awarded a HRB Research Training Fellowship for Healthcare Professionals. The primary focus of her research, carried out under the supervision of Professor Joe Keane, MD, and in collaboration with Professor Luke ONeill, PhD, is the alteration in macrophage glucose metabolism following infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and the implications of these metabolic changes on host resistance to the pathogen. The two-year Fellowship will allow Dr Gleeson to continue working towards her PhD, in addition to expanding the project to examine specific patient subgroups that display increased susceptibility to infection.