Team Profiles

 Dr Adrienne Gorman

Dr Adrienne Gorman

Investigator

Dr Gorman is a 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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Professor Afshin Samali

Professor Afshin Samali

Investigator

Professor Afshin Samali is Professor of Biochemistry and Director of the Apoptosis Research Centre at NUI Galway. His research is focussed on stress-induced cell death and in particular on Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) induced stress.

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Professor Andreas Heise

Professor Andreas Heise

Investigator

Professor Andreas Heise is heading the Polymer Chemistry and Biopolymer Labs in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). Over the last number of years he has established a critical mass of polymer and functional soft material expertise in Ireland. His research employs the concepts of macromolecular engineering to modulate polymer properties by controlled structural design and functionalisation for advanced applications, for example in biomaterial science.

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Professor Caitriona O’Driscoll

Professor Caitriona O’Driscoll

Investigator

Professor Caitriona O’Driscoll is Professor and Chair of Pharmaceutics in the School of Pharmacy, University College Cork. Her research is focused on the design, formulation and characterisation of biomimetics drug delivery systems.

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Professor Caroline McGregor

Professor Caroline McGregor

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Professor Daniel Kelly

Professor Daniel Kelly

Investigator

Professor Daniel Kelly is the Director of the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering. His research focuses on developing novel approaches to regenerating damaged and diseased musculoskeletal tissues.

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Professor David Finn

Professor 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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Professor David Hoey

Professor David Hoey

Investigator

Professor David Hoey is an Associate Professor in the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering (TCBE) where he works in the area of experimental mechanobiology. The goal of his lab is to integrate engineering mechanics into the understanding of the molecular basis of physiology and disease.

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Dr Dimitrios Zeugolis

Dr Dimitrios Zeugolis

Investigator

Dr Dimitrios Zeugolis is Director of the Regenerative, Modular and Developmental Engineering Laboratory (REMODEL), lecturer in Biomedical Engineering (Biomaterials) at NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland and Visiting Professor at TEI of Epirus, Arta, Greece.

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Professor Edmond Magner

Professor Edmond Magner

Investigator

Professor Magner is Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering and Professor of Electrochemistry at the University of Limerick. His research is focused on the development and use of materials as support structures for proteins and enzymes with applications in biosensors, biofuel cells and biocatalysis.

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Dr Eoin O'Cearbhaill

Dr Eoin O'Cearbhaill

Investigator

Dr O’Cearbhaill’s research is focused on developing novel medical device and minimally invasive platforms for biosignal sensing and therapeutic delivery towards clinical translation.

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Dr Faisal Sharif

Dr Faisal Sharif

Investigator

Dr Faisal Sharif is a senior lecturer in Regenerative Medicine at NUI, Galway and a consultant Interventional Cardiologist for Galway University Hospitals. His research focuses on medical devices for cardiovascualr medicine and translational research on vascular biology and myocardial regeneration.

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Professor Fergal O’Brien

Professor Fergal O’Brien

Investigator

Prof. Fergal O’Brien is Professor of Bioengineering & Regenerative Medicine, Deputy Director for Research and head of the Tissue Engineering Research Group (the 2017 Irish Research Laboratory of the Year) based in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

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Professor Frank Barry

Professor Frank Barry

Investigator

Frank Barry is Professor of Cellular Therapy at the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI), National University of Ireland Galway. His research focuses on the development of new repair strategies in stem cell therapy and gene therapy in orthopaedics.

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Professor Garry Duffy

Professor Garry Duffy

Investigator

Professor Garry Duffy is Personal Professor in Anatomy, within the School of Medicine at the National University of Ireland Galway. He leads the Duffy Lab at NUI Galway, which is focused on developing advanced biomaterials to facilitate targeted delivery and future clinical translation of cell based therapeutics to treat chronic diseases.

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Professor Gearoid Ó Laighin

Professor Gearoid Ó Laighin

Investigator

Gearóid Ó Laighin is Established Professor of Electronic Engineering at NUI Galway.

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Dr Georgina Gethin

Dr Georgina Gethin

Investigator

Dr Georgina Gethin is Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery at NUI Galway. Dr Gethin is co-founder of the Alliance for Research and Innovation in Wounds and has both clinical and academic expertise in wound healing and tissue repair spanning twenty years.

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Dr Gerard O'Connor

Dr Gerard O'Connor

Investigator

Dr. Gerard O’Connor is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Physics and his research is primarily focused on short pulse laser material interactions –centered on understanding laser electron lattice interactions for different materials and laser parameters.

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Dr Gerard Wall

Dr Gerard Wall

Investigator

Dr Gerard Wall is a Senior Lecturer in Microbiology. His research expertise lies in using recombinant proteins in antibody engineering, biomaterials functionalisation and drug delivery.

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Professor Gerry McElvaney

Professor Gerry McElvaney

Investigator

Professor Gerry McElvaney is the Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Vice Dean of the Medical School at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. His research integrates material science and biological paradigms in developing solutions for chronic disease.

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Professor Jeremy C. Simpson

Professor Jeremy C. Simpson

Investigator

Professor Simpson is the Professor of Cell Biology at UCD. His research is focused on using high-throughput quantitative fluorescence microscopy approaches to study cell function and physiology.

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Professor John Newell

Professor John Newell

Investigator

Dr Karen Doyle

Dr Karen Doyle

Investigator

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

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Professor Laoise McNamara

Professor Laoise McNamara

Investigator

Professor Laoise McNamara was appointed as an Science Foundation Ireland Stokes Lecturer in Biomechanics at NUI Galway. Her research group use multidisciplinary approaches to understand mechanobiology and how this process contributes to bone development and osteoporosis.

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Professor Laurence Egan

Professor Laurence Egan

Investigator

Professor Laurence Egan research specialises in Optimized therapy of complicated and refractory inflammatory bowel disease.

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Dr Leo Quinlan

Dr Leo Quinlan

Investigator

Dr Leo Quinlan is a Lecturer in Human Physiology at NUI Galway. His research involves integrating cellular electrophysiology and clinical models in designing medical devices for the treatment and monitoring of chronic disease.

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Professor Madeleine Lowery

Professor Madeleine Lowery

Investigator

Madeleine Lowery is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering, University College Dublin. Her research is focused on using engineering methods to understand the human nervous system as it relates to movement, in health and disease, and to design therapies and technologies to improve impaired motor function.

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Dr Manus Biggs

Dr Manus Biggs

Investigator

Dr Manus Biggs is a Science Foundation Ireland Starting Investigator under their SIRG programme. He has established a research programme in nanofabrication of electrically active biomaterials within the NFB. His research integrates material science, electronic engineering, top-down nanofabrication techniques and biological functionalization strategies in developing next generation biomaterials platforms.

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Dr Mark Watson

Dr Mark Watson

Investigator

Dr Mark Watson is Head of Programmes at Clinical Research Development Ireland (CRDI), an Investigator in CÚRAM, leading the project entitled 'Developing Key Structures and Resources to Support Medical Device Clinical Research in Ireland’, and a Co-Director of the Wellcome-HRB Irish Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) programme.

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Professor Martin O'Donnell

Professor Martin O'Donnell

Investigator

Martin O’Donnell is Professor of Translational Medicine at NUI Galway and Associate Director of the Clinical Research Facility, Galway. His main areas of research interests are clinical trials in vascular medicine and stroke epidemiology.

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Dr Martin O'Halloran

Dr Martin O'Halloran

Investigator

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

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Dr Mary Murphy

Dr Mary Murphy

Investigator

Dr Mary Murphy is a Senior Lecturer in Regenerative Medicine and the Principle Investigator in Orthobiology at the Regenerative Medicine Institute. Her primary research interest and motivation is the development of innovative medicines to treat major diseases using adult stem cells.

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Professor Matthew Griffin

Professor Matthew Griffin

Investigator

Matthew Griffin is Professor of Transplant Biology 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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Dr Michael Walsh

Dr Michael Walsh

Investigator

Dr Michael Walsh, Senior Lecturer, Biomedical Engineering and Theme Lead for Technology in Health at the Health Research Institute, University of Limerick. His research activity focuses on an improved understanding of the host response to the treatment of vascular diseases.

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Dr Michelle Kilcoyne

Dr Michelle Kilcoyne

Investigator

Dr Michelle Kilcoyne is a Lecturer Above The Bar in Glycosciences at NUI Galway. Dr Kilcoyne has had a significant contribution in establishing the Glycoscience Group at NUI Galway.

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Dr Nathan Quinlan

Dr Nathan Quinlan

Investigator

Dr Nathan Quinlan is a senior lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at NUI Galway, and a member the Biomechanics Research Centre (BMEC). He specialises in the application of fluid dynamics in medical devices, medical device manufacturing and physiology, including the development of novel computational and experimental techniques.

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Professor Olivier Thomas

Professor Olivier Thomas

Investigator

Prof. Olivier P. Thomas is Professor in Marine Biodiscovery at the School of Chemistry NUI Galway and coordinator of the National Marine Biodiscovery Laboratory with the Marine Institute, Oranmore. His research is focused on the search for new biomolecules from the marine environment with applications in different fields like food science, cosmetics, therapeutics and medical devices.

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Dr Pádraig Cantillon-Murphy

Dr Pádraig Cantillon-Murphy

Investigator

Dr. Cantillon-Murphy is a lecturer in electrical engineering at University College Cork, principal investigator at the BioDesign Laboratory and holds a visiting faculty appointment at the Institute for Image Guided Surgery, Strasbourg.His research interests include medical device design and electromagnetic devices for minimally invasive and image-guided interventions.

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Dr Pat Mc Garry

Dr Pat Mc Garry

Investigator

Dr. Patrick McGarry is a lecturer in Biomedical Engineering and the Program Director for the Undergraduate Degree in Biomedical Engineering at NUI Galway. Dr. McGarry’s research group has developed an internationally leading reputation in the field of Biomechanics, and in particular computational cell mechanics.

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Professor Paul Murphy

Professor Paul Murphy

Investigator

Professor Paul V Murphy is an Established Professor of Chemistry and has research interests in Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry with a focus on Carbohydrates.

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Professor Peter Dockery

Professor Peter Dockery

Investigator

Peter Dockery is the Established Professor of Anatomy and Director of Biological Imaging at NUI, Galway. His microscopy and stereology research extends from human reproduction through neurobiology to material science.

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Professor Peter McHugh

Professor Peter McHugh

Investigator

Professor Peter McHugh is the Established Professor of Biomedical Engineering at NUI Galway. His research focuses on applying computational and experimental mechanics to investigating medical devices, tissue and the interaction of tissue with implanted devices.

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Professor Rhodri Ceredig

Professor Rhodri Ceredig

Investigator

Professor Rhodri Ceredig is a medical graduate and cellular immunologist interested in fundamental aspects of cell lineage decisions in hematopoiesis.

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Professor Sally Ann Cryan

Professor 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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Dr Siobhan Mc Mahon

Dr Siobhan Mc Mahon

Investigator

Dr Siobhan McMahon is a Lecturer in Anatomy and Principal Investigator. Her research involves studying spinal cord injury, and investigating the use of stem cells, gene therapy and biomaterials to repair the spinal cord following traumatic injury.

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Dr Ted Vaughan

Dr Ted Vaughan

Investigator

Dr. Ted Vaughan is a Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering at NUI Galway. His research involves the development of novel computational modelling techniques that seek to provide a better understanding of orthopaedic, cardiovascular and ocular tissue biomechanics.

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Professor Thomas Ritter

Professor Thomas Ritter

Investigator

Professor Thomas Ritter was recruited by the National University of Ireland, Galway as a lecturer in Gene Therapy and Regenerative Medicine and assumed his position in March 2005. Prof. Ritter has over 20 year experience in the field of gene therapy in organ transplantation.

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Dr Tofail Syed

Dr Tofail Syed

Investigator

Dr Tofail Syed is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, University of Limerick and a member of the Bernal Institute of the same university. He has established in Ireland unique expertise in metallic and ceramic biomaterials, surface and interface analysis, nanomedicine and advanced manufacturing.

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Professor Uri Frank

Professor Uri Frank

Investigator

Prof Uri Frank is a developmental biologist. His research covers such topics as embryonic axis formation, stem cell fate and regeneration.

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Professor William Wijns

Professor William Wijns

Investigator

William Wijns, MD, PhD, FESC, has been a Science Foundation Ireland Professor in Interventional Cardiology at National University of Ireland Galway since September 2016.

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