Participating Investigators and Research Areas

Professor John F. Atkins  

School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Research Area: Regulation of growth regulatory genes by ribosomal frame shifting in translation

Dr. Pavel Baranov 

School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Research Area: Identification of abnormalities in post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in cancer cells  

Dr. Orla P. Barry 

Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Research Area: Protein kinases and the regulation of apoptotic responses in oesophageal, renal and prostate carcinogenesis 

Professor Noel Caplice 

Department of Medicine

Research Area: Characterizing and targeting vascular stem cells in angiogenesis   

Professor Thomas G. Cotter 

School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Research Area: The role of Nox driven hydrogen peroxide generation in promoting tumour cell survival  

Dr. John (Eoin) F. Fleming 

School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology and School of Pharmacy

Research Area: Histidine decarboxylase function in H. Pylori infection and gastric cancer   

Dr. Aileen Houston 

Department of Medicine

Research Area: Fas signalling and carcinogenesis 

Professor Louise Kenny

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Research Area: Trophoblast model of cell invasion for analysis of signalling

Professor Mary McCaffrey  

School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Research Area: Role of Rab25 GTPase and myosin Vb in the aggressiveness of cancer

Dr. Justin V. McCarthy 

School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Research Area: Presenlin-mediated regulation of survival signalling  

Professor Tommie McCarthy 

School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Research Area: Investigation of RYR in Ca2+ signalling and Ca2+homeostasis in B-lymphocytes  

Dr. Sharon McKenna

Cork Cancer Research Centre

Research Area: Role of Bcr-Abl modulated genes in drug resistance and survival  

Dr. Tom Moore 

School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Research Area: Anti-inflammatory and pro-angiogenic functions of the pregnancy-specific glycoproteins  

Professor Rosemary O'Connor  

School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Research Area: Insulin-like Growth Factor system in cancer and normal cells: signalling pathways and their regulation and new target  genes (Pnc1, Hrg-1, Mystique/PDLIM2)

Professor Catriona O'Driscoll

School of Pharmacy

Research Area: Novel methods of drug delivery in cancer

Dr. Cora O'Neill 

School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Research Area: PTEN phosphatase - common function in cancer and neurodegeneration  

Professor Dmitri B. Papkovsky

School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Research Area: Cell metabolism and mitochondrial function in cancer development and treatment

Professor H. Paul Redmond

Department of Surgery

Research Area: Signalling in post-operative tumour growth 

Dr. Mark Tangney

Cork Cancer Research Centre

Research Area: Gene therapy and tumour imaging 

Dr. Paul Young

School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Research Area: The role of the actinin family of actin-binding proteins in cell adhesion and motility

 

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