Congratulations to Professor Sinead Corr on been Elected a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin.

Sinead Corr is an Associate Professor at the School of Genetics and Microbiology, where she leads the Microbiome & Mucosal Immunity Research Group.

Sinead received a BSc Microbiology (2002) and PhD in Molecular Microbiology from University College Cork (2006). This was followed by postdoctorate work as part of a collaboration between GlaxoSmithKline and the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, UCC (now APC Microbiome Ireland) (2006-2008) and subsequently with Professor Luke O Neill's Inflammation Research Group, at the School of Biochemistry and Immunology, Trinity College Dublin (2008-2015). In 2015, Sinead secured an academic position in the Department of Microbiology.

Sinead's research focusses primarily on the host-microbe interface within the GI tract. Using molecular based approaches combined with animal models and clinical samples, the Corr research team target Microbiome, Metabolome, cytokine and microRNA networks to understand how healthy immune responses are maintained at the intestinal mucosal barrier and what processes over-ride this during disease or in response to infection. A key focus of this research is on IBD. This research has a strong translational focus, maintained by active collaboration with clinician colleagues and industrial biopharma partners, with the aim of identifying therapeutic strategies or novel dietary interventions and bio-actives to manipulate intestinal immunity and enhance the beneficial aspects of the gut microbiome, with the ultimate goal of boosting gut health and reducing the severity of intestinal infectious and inflammatory diseases.

This research has received funding from Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Irish Research Council, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions.