Dr Niamh Lynam-Lennon graduated from Dublin City University with a B.Sc. in Analytical Science in 2007 and received her PhD in cancer biology from Trinity College Dublin in 2011. Dr Lynam-Lennon is currently a Research Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Surgery, Trinity College Dublin, where she leads a research group in the area of chemoradiation therapy resistance in gastrointestinal cancer. Her research interests are focused on two main areas; prediction of response to therapy and identification of novel treatment strategies to enhance the tumour response to therapy, with the ultimate goal of improving treatment and survival for patients. Dr Lynam-Lennon’s work has resulted in a number of important publications and she has been awarded over € 1.1 million in funding as a PI. Dr Lynam-Lennon is also actively involved in science education and outreach. She is currently Treasurer of the Irish Radiation Research Society and a founding and current member of the Irish Association for Cancer Research Junior council.