Team Profiles

Adrienne Gorman

Adrienne Gorman

Investigator

Dr Gorman is a senior lecturer in Biochemistry and a PI in the Apoptosis Research Centre at NUI Galway. She is the Vice Dean for Research in the College of Science. Her research is focused on cell death and survival signalling, with a particular interest in cell survival signalling that is mediated by activation of cell stress response pathways.

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Caitriona O’Driscoll

Caitriona O’Driscoll

Investigator

Professor Caitriona O’Driscoll is Professor and Chair of Pharmaceutics in the School of Pharmacy, University College Cork.

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David Brayden

David Brayden

Co-Director

Professor David Brayden is a Full Professor and Professor of Advanced Drug Delivery at the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Veterinary Medicine and is also a Fellow of the UCD Conway Institute. He has established a critical mass of drug delivery expertise in Ireland and led the SFI Irish Drug Delivery network from 2008-2013. His major research interests are in oral, buccal, and intra-articular peptide delivery using permeation enhancers, nanotechnology, and drug-device combinations.

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David Finn

David Finn

Investigator

David Finn is Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Science Foundation Ireland Principal Investigator, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Centre for Pain Research and Leader of the Galway Neuroscience Centre at NUI Galway. His research aims to increase understanding of the neurobiological mechanisms underlying the development and treatment of pain, inflammation, mood disorders and impaired cognition.

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Karen Doyle

Karen Doyle

Investigator

Dr Doyle is a Senior Lecturer in Physiology and Principal Investigator. Her research involves studying the causes of neurovascular stress and investigating novel strategies to protect brain tissue from damage due to stroke.

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Laoise McNamara

Laoise McNamara

Investigator

Professor Laoise McNamara’s research group use multidisciplinary approaches to understand mechanobiology and how this process contributes to bone development and osteoporosis.

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Martin O'Halloran

Martin O'Halloran

Investigator

Dr Martin O'Halloran is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Electronics at the National University of Ireland in Galway. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of his research, he is the first academic in the history of NUI Galway to hold a joint academic position between the Colleges of Engineering and Medicine.

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Matthew Griffin

Matthew Griffin

Investigator

Matthew Griffin is Professor of Transplant Biology and Head of the Discipline of Medicine in the School of Medicine at NUI Galway. Prof. Griffin is a Clinician Scientist specialising in kidney disease, transplantation and regenerative medicine with a common theme of investigating immune response and inflammation.

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Sally Ann Cryan

Sally Ann Cryan

Investigator

Sally Ann Cryan is Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics and Research Lead in the School of Pharmacy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Her research group focuses on translational drug delivery and bioengineering including the application and processing of biomaterials for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications.

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Tim O’Brien

Tim O’Brien

Co-Director

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