PhD graduates

PhD graduates

Dr James Jenkins, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Dmitri Papkovsky and Dr Ruslan Dmitriev, Biophysics and Bioanalysis Laboratory, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC

Thesis Title: Development of advanced 3D tissue models and O2 imaging methodologies.

Graduated: 2017

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Dr Caroline Kelly, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Dmitri Papkovsky, Biophysics and Bioanalysis Laboratory, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC and Professor Joseph Kerry, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, UCC

Thesis Title: Regulation of tail-anchored ubiquitin-conjugating enzymes that are localised to the endoplasmic reticulum.

Graduated: 2017

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Dr Anita Murphy, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Paul Young, Young Laboratory, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC

Thesis Title: The actinin family of actin crosslinking proteins: natural functions and potential applications in synthetic biology.

Graduated: 2017

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Dr Charlotte O’Donnell, PhD Scholars Programme in Cancer Biology

Supervisor: Dr Aileen Houston, School of Medicine, UCC and Dr Elizabeth Brint, Department of Pathology, UCC

Thesis Title: Investigation of the role of interleukin-1 family members, IL-33 and IL-36, in the pathogenesis of colon cancer.

Graduated: 2017

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Dr Ioanna Tzani, PhD Scholars Programme in Cancer Biology

Supervisor: Professor John Atkins, Dr Pavel Baranov and Dr Gary Loughran, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC

Thesis Title: A study of translation regulation in cancer by application of ribosome profiling.

Graduated: 2017

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Dr Alice Wyse Jackson, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Thomas Cotter, Tumour Biology Laboratory, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC

Thesis Title: Steroid induced neuroprotection of damaged photoreceptor cells.

Graduated: 2017

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Dr Milan Bustamante-Garrido, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Rosemary O'Connor, Cell Biology Laboratory, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC

Thesis Title: Function of the PDLIM2 protein in oncogenic WNT signalling pathways.

Graduated: 2016

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Dr Selina Shuet Yin Lam, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Eoin Fleming, Fleming Laboratory, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC

Thesis Title: Regulation of tail-anchored ubiquitin-conjugating enzymes that are localised to the endoplasmic reticulum.

Graduated: 2016

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Dr Kai Ling Liang, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Tommie McCarthy, Cell Biology and Cell Signalling Laboratory, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC

Thesis Title: An investigation of the role of TRIB2 in steady-state and stressed haematopoiesis.

Graduated: 2016

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Dr Jennifer Timoney, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Mary McCaffrey, Molecular Cell Biology Laboratory, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC

Thesis Title: An investigation of the functional role of grab in the context of RAB3, RAB8 and RAB11.

Graduated: 2016

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Dr Alina Kondrashina, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Dmitri Papkovsky, Biophysics and Bioanalysis Laboratory

Thesis Title: New phosphorescence based probes and techniques for the analysis of cellular oxygen and respiration.

Graduated: 2015

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Dr Alicia Waters, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Dmitri Papkovsky, Biophysics and Bioanalysis Laboratory

Thesis Title: Multi-parametric metabolic assessment of cells under stress conditions.

Graduated: 2015

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Dr Joanna Stanicka, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Tom Cotter, Tumour Biology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Redox Biology of Myeloid Leukaemias.

Graduated: 2015

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Dr Siti Nur Tahirah Ja'afar, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor David Sheehan, Proteomics Research Laboratory

Thesis Title: Proteomic approaches to environmental stress in Mytilus edulis due to emerging classes of anthropogenic pollutants.

Graduated: 2015

Dr Vishal Agrawal, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Justin McCarthy, Signal Transduction Laboratory, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC

Thesis Title: The Role of Presenilin1 and Presenilin2 in IL-1ß-, LPS- and TNFα- Mediated Signalling Events.

Graduated: 2014

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Dr Abrar Ahmed, PhD Scholars Programme in Cancer Biology

Supervisor: Dr Ruaidhri Carmody and Professor Rosemary O’Connor, Cell Biology Laboratory, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC

Thesis Title: Regulation of NF-kB by PML and PML/RAR Alpha.

Graduated: 2014

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Dr Katherine Barriscale, PhD Scholars Programme in Cancer Biology

Supervisor: Professor Tommie McCarthy, Cell Biology and Cell Signalling Laboratory, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC

Thesis Title: Molecular and Cellular Aspects of the SREBP Pathway.

Graduated: 2014

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Dr Janina Berghoff, PhD Scholars Programme in Cancer Biology

Supervisor: Dr Justin McCarthy, Signal Transduction Laboratory, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC

Thesis Title: Investigation of P75 Neurotrophin Receptor and the Role of its Post-Translational Modifications in tumour Cell Motility and Invasiveness.

Graduated: 2014

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Dr Desmond Brennan, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Paul Galvin, Tyndall Microsystems, UCC

Thesis Title: Integrated Genetic Analysis Systems.

Graduated: 2014

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Dr Jyoti Chhibber, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Justin McCarthy, Signal Transduction Laboratory, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC

Thesis Title: Identification and Characterization of Innate Immune Receptor Substrates of Y-Secretase Enzyme Complex.

Graduated: 2014

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Dr Meghan Coakley, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Cora O’Neill, Neurobiology Laboratory, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC

Thesis Title: AKT Signal Transduction Dysfunction in the 3XTG-AD Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease.

Graduated: 2014

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Dr Patricia E. Collins

Supervisor: Dr Ruaidhri Carmody, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC and Dr Cora O’Neill, Neurobiology Laboratory, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC

Thesis Title: An investigation into the role of Bcl-3 in toll-like receptor signalling.

Graduated: 2014

 

Dr Matthew Dunne

Supervisor: Dr Thomas F. Moore, Developmental Genetics Laboratory, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC and Dr Rob Meijers, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Hamburg, Germany

Thesis Title: A novel activation mechanism for Clostridial bacteriophage endolysins.

Graduated: 2014

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Dr Fionola Fogarty, PhD Scholars Programme in Cancer Biology

Supervisor: Professor Rosemary O’Connor, Cell Biology Laboratory, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC

Thesis Title: Investigating the invasive and cytoprotective properties of the heme binding protein HRG-1 in cancer cells.

Graduated: 2014

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Dr Louise Foley, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Eoin Fleming, Fleming Laboratory, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC

Thesis Title: Characterization of the degradation of wild type and mutant HFE proteins during stress signalling in the endoplasmic reticulum.

Graduated: 2014

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Dr Maura Hannon, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Karen Keeshan and Professor Tommie McCarthy, Cell Biology & Cell Signalling Laboratory, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC

Thesis Title: A Study of the Regulation of Trib Family Members Expression in Normal and Malignant Haematophoiesis.

Graduated: 2014

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Dr Andreas W. Hempel, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Dmitri Papkovsky, Biophysics and Bioanalysis Laboratory, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC and Professor Joseph Kerry, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, UCC

Thesis Title: Use of oxygen sensors for the non destructive measurement of oxygen in packaged food and beverage products and its impact on product quality and shelf life.

Graduated: 2014

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Dr Anmol Kiran, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Pavel Baranov, Computational Biology Laboratory, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC

Thesis Title: Identification of RNA Editing in the Human Exome and Development of Darned Database.

Graduated: 2014

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Dr William Landry, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Tom Cotter, Tumour Biology Laboratory, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC

Thesis Title: The Analysis of BCR-ABL—NOX Signalling in Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia.

Graduated: 2014

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Dr Audrey Mannion Michel, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor John Atkins, Recoding Laboratory, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC and Dr Pasha Baranov, Computational Biology Laboratory, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC

Thesis Title: Visualising Ribosome Profiling and using IT for Reading Frame Detection and Exploration of Eukaryotic Translation Initiation.

Graduated: 2014

 

Dr Zhenfei Ning, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Tom Moore, Developmental Genetics Laboratory, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC

Thesis Title: Molecular Genetics of the Imprinted Gene SPROUTY3 (SPRY3).

Graduated: 2014

 

Dr Christine O’Carroll, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Ruaidhri Carmody, Carmody Laboratory

Thesis Title: Investigation of Toll-like Receptor Tolerance in the Regulation of Inflammation.

Graduated: 2014

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Dr Ronan O’Riordan, PhD Scholars Programme in Cancer Biology

Supervisor: Dr Tom Moore, Developmental Genetics Laboratory, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC

Thesis Title: Pregnancy-specific glycoprotein function, conservation and receptor investigation.

Graduated: 2014

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Dr Louis-Charles Rainville, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor David Sheehan, Proteomics Research Laboratory, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC

Thesis Title: Proteomic Approach to Oxidative Stress in Daphnia Magna.

Graduated: 2014

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Dr William Byrne, PhD Scholars Programme in Cancer Biology

Supervisor: Dr John Mark Tangney, Cork Cancer Research Centre, UCC

Thesis Title: Optimisation of Immune Effector Function within the Tumour Microenvironment.

Graduated: 2013

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Dr Aoife Corcoran, PhD Scholars Programme in Cancer Biology

Supervisor: Professor Tom Cotter, Tumour Biology Laboratory

Thesis Title: FLT3-Driven Redox Signalling in Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.

Graduated: 2013

 

Dr Kate Foley, PhD Scholars Programme in Cancer Biology

Supervisor: Dr Paul Young, Young Laboratory

Thesis Title: Characterisation of the Non-Muscle Alpha Actinins.

Graduated: 2013

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Dr Victoria Heimer-McGinn, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Paul Young, Young Laboratory

Thesis Title: Development and Characterization of Novel Transgenic Techniques for the Study of Neuronal Circuitry.

Graduated: 2013

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Dr Ciara O’Flanaghan, PhD Scholars Programme in Cancer Biology

Supervisor: Dr Cora O’Neill, Neurobiology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Investigating the Function of PINK1 in Cancer Development and Pathogenesis.

Graduated: 2013

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Dr Jean O’Keeffe, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Rosemary O’Connor, Cell Biology Laboratory

Thesis Title: The Function of HEME Transporter HRG-1 in Cancer Cells.

Graduated: 2013

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Dr Orthis Saha, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Paul Young, Young Laboratory

Thesis Title: Investigation of the Function of the LNX Family of E3 Ligases in the Nervous System.

Graduated: 2013

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Dr Virag Sharma, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Pavel Baranov, Recoding Laboratory

Thesis Title: Non-Triplet Decoding in Bacteria: Over Seven Thousand Genes and Counting.

Graduated: 2013

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Dr Klaudia Sikora, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Charles Spillane, Genetics and Biotechnology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Identification of Imprinted LOCI Associated with Production Traits in Domestic Cattle.

Graduated: 2013

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Dr John Williams, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Tom Moore, Developmental Genetics Laboratory

Thesis Title: Expression and Regulation of Pregnancy-Specific Glycoproteins in the Mouse.

Graduated: 2013

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Dr Run Yan, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Justin McCarthy, Signal Transduction Laboratory

Thesis Title: Characterization of TRAF6 Mediated Ubiquitination of Presenilins and γ-Secretase Substrates.

Graduated: 2013

 

Dr Andreas Fercher, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Dmitri Papkovsky, Biophysics and Bioanalysis Laboratory

Thesis Title: Phosphorescence based Oxygen Sensing Probes and Imaging Systems for the Analysis of Cellular Function.

Graduated: 2012

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Dr Wentao Hu, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor David Sheehan, Proteomics Research Laboratory

Thesis Title: Redox Effects of Nanoparticles: A Proteomics Approach.

Graduated: 2012

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Dr Geraldine Kelly, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Rosemary O’Connor, Cell Biology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Regulation of Insulin-like Growth Factor Recoptor Activity by its C Terminal Domain.

Graduated: 2012

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Dr Aoife Kiely, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Cora O’Neill, Neurobiology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Understanding Loss of Function of PTEN AND PINK1 in Neurodegeneration with a Focus on Alzheimer's Disease.

Graduated: 2012

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Dr Christine Beecher, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Linda Giblin, Teagasc & Professor Thomas McCarthy, Cell Biology and Cell Signalling Laboratory

Thesis Title: Mastitis and Bovine Innate Immunity: Investigations of Genetic, Pathogenic and Therapeutic Effects on Immune Response.

Graduated: 2011

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Dr Rachel Bowe, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Rosemary O’Connor, Cell Biology Laboratory

Thesis Title: PDLIM2 Protein Function in Normal and Cancer Cells.

Graduated: 2011

 

Dr Betty Chung, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor John Atkins, Recoding Laboratory

Thesis Title: Reprogrammed Genetic Decoding.

Graduated: 2011

 

Dr Aisling Doyle, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Charles Spillane, Genetics and Biotechnology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Fast Evolving Genes Involved in reproduction and Seed Development in Arabidopsis Thaliana.

Graduated: 2011

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Dr Grzegorz Jasionek, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Dmitri Papkovsky, Biophysics and Bioanalysis Laboratory

Thesis Title: Application of Phosphorence based Oxygen Sensing to Toxicological and Microbiological Studies.

Graduated: 2011

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Dr Eoin Kelly, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Mary McCaffrey, Molecular Cell Biology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Characterisation of Two Small GTPases of the RAB Family: RAB 14 and RAB30.

Graduated: 2011

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Dr Prasad Varma Kovvuru, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Charles Spillane, Genetics and Biotechnology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Identification of MIR-9 Target Genes and Functional Effects in Cancer Cells.

Graduated: 2011

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Dr Catherine O’Mahony, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Charles Spillane, Genetics and Biotechnology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Broadening Public Input into Science Policy Decision Making: can the Democratic Model for Science Communication Influence Scientific, Innovation and Technological Trajectories?

Graduated: 2011

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Dr Edith Allen, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Rosemary O’Connor, Cell Biology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Chronic Periodontitis and Type 2 Diabete Mellitus.

Graduated: 2010

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Dr Mark Donoghue, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Charles Spillane, Genetics and Biotechnology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Brassicaceae Restricted Orfans in Arabidopsis Thaliana.

Graduated: 2010

 

Dr Frances Harte, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Justin McCarthy, Signal Transduction Laboratory

Thesis Title: The Role of Presenilin-1 in Tumour Necrosis Factor Receptor-1 Signalling.

Graduated: 2010

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Dr Ashley Mackey, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Tom Cotter, Tumour Biology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Survival Signalling in Photoreceptor Cells.

Graduated: 2010

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Dr Mary McMahon, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Rosemary O’Connor, Cell Biology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Study of WDR3 Protein in Ribosome Synthesis and Cancer Cell Proliferation.

Graduated: 2010

 

Dr Ruth Naughton, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Tom Cotter, Tumour Biology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Redox Regulation of Survival Signalling in Leukaemia.

Graduated: 2010

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Dr Sara Tedesco, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor David Sheehan, Proteomics Research Laboratory

Thesis Title: Redox Proteomic Investigation of the Mussel Mytilus Edulis in Ecotoxicology.

Graduated: 2010

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Dr Alice Zitova, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Dmitri Papkosky, Biophysics and Bioanalysis Laboratory

Thesis Title: Development of Respirometric Systems for Toxicological Assessment of Chemical and Environmental Samples.

Graduated: 2010

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Dr Martin O’Donoghue, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Charles Spillane, Genetics and Biotechnology Laboratory

Thesis Title: The Establishment of Functional Gemoic Platforms and Tools for the Study of the Gene Expression of White Clover (Trifolium Repens).

Graduated: 2009

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Dr James Powell, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Justin McCarthy, Signal Transduction Laboratory

Thesis Title: The Role of Presenilin Binding Proteins in the p75 Neurotrophin Receptor Signalling Pathway.

Graduated: 2009

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Dr Ciara Twomey, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Justin McCarthy, Signal Transduction Laboratory

Thesis Title: Characterisation of Presenilin Binding Proteins: Relevance of Glycogen Synthase Kinase-3ß and Interleukin-1 Signalling Pathways.

Graduated: 2009

 

Dr Noretta Clifford, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Rosemary O’Connor, Cell Biology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Functions of the EphA3 Receptor Tyrosine Kinase in Cancer.

Graduated: 2008

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Dr Nollaig Healy, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Rosemary O’Connor, Cell Biology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Mystique Regulation and Function in Cancer Cells.

Graduated: 2008

 

Dr Evelyn Matthews, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Tom Moore, Developmental Genetics Laboratory

Thesis Title: JERKY: A Multifunctional Protein Involved in Alzheimer's Disease and Heat Shock Response Pathways.

Graduated: 2008

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Dr Michelle O’Connor, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor John Atkins, Recoding Laboratory

Thesis Title: Non-Linear Decoding by Ribosomes to Synthesize a Protein from Two Disconnected Open Reading Frames.

Graduated: 2008

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Dr John Stockley, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Cora O’Neill, Neurobiology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Characterisation of the Beta-Site Amyloid Precursor Protein Cleaving EnzymeJ-1 (BACE-1) in the Alzheimer's Disease Brain.

Graduated: 2008

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Dr Raymond Tyther, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor David Sheehan, Proteomics Research Laboratory

Thesis Title: Application of Novel Affinity Purification Methods to Proteomic Analysis of Stress Response Proteins.

Graduated: 2008

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Dr Conor Horgan, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Mary McCaffrey, Molecular Cell Biology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Characterisation of the RAB11-FIP3 Protein in Eukaryotic Membrane Trafficking.

Graduated: 2007

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Dr Shane Madden, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Thomas Cotter, Tumour Biology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Development Control of Apoptosis.

Graduated: 2007

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Dr Brian McDonagh, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor David Sheehan, Proteomics Research Laboratory

Thesis Title: Proteomic Analysis of Mussels in Environmental Monitoring.

Graduated: 2007

 

Dr Declan McKernan, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Thomas Cotter, Tumour Biology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Regulation of Apoptosis in Retinal Ganglion Cells.

Graduated: 2007

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Dr Aileen Moloney, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Cora O’Neill, Neurobiology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Examining the role of Insulin and Insulin Like Growth Factor 1 Signalling through the AKT/PTEN Pathway in Alzheimer's Disease Pathogenesis.

Graduated: 2007

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Dr Kathleen O’Callaghan, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Rosemary O’Connor, Cell Biology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Characterisation of EVA, a Novel IGF-I-Regulated Endosomal Protein Required for V-ATPase Activity.

Graduated: 2007

 

Dr Ciara O’Donovan, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Dmitri Papkovsky, Biophysics and Bioanalysis Laboratory

Thesis Title: Development of Repirometric Systems for Assessment of Preimplantatioin Embryos.

Graduated: 2007

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Dr Helen O’Donovan, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Rosemary O’Connor, Cell Biology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Regulation of IGF-IR Signalling in Normal and Hypertrophic Cardiomyocytes.

Graduated: 2007

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Dr Carolyn O’Mahony–O’Driscoll, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Tom Cotter, Tumour Biology Laboratory & Dr Justin McCarthy, Signal Transduction Laboratory

Thesis Title: Mechanisms of Survival in Photoreceptor Cells.

Graduated: 2007

 

Dr Sarah O’Reilly, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor James Heffron, Biochemical Toxicology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Composition of Road Runoff and Impacts on Freshwater Ecosystems.

Graduated: 2007

 

Dr Desmond O’Shea, PhD Science

Supervisor: Prof Dmitri Papkovsky, Biophysics and Bioanalysis Laboratory & Dr Cora O’Neill, Neurobiology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Development of New Phosphorescent Probes for Sensitive Bio-Assays.

Graduated: 2007

 

Dr Suzanne Timmons, MD

Supervisor: Dr Cora O’Neill, Neurobiology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Characterisation of Akt Signal Transduction in Alzheimer's Disease and in Related Neurodegenerative Disorders.

Graduated: 2007

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Dr Maria Gomez Y Vicente, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Tom Cotter, Tumour Biology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Mechanisms of Photoreceptor Apoptosis.

Graduated: 2006

 

Dr David O’Leary, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Thomas McCarthy, Cell Biology and Cell Signalling Laboratory & Professor Tom Cross, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Thesis Title: Application of Glycosylase Mediated Polymorphism Detection in Fish Population Genetics.

Graduated: 2006

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Dr Fiach O’Mahony, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Dmitri Papkovsy, Biophysics and Bioanalysis Laboratory

Thesis Title: Development of New Systems for Contact-Less Assessment of Biological & Food Samples using Phosphorescene based Oxygen Sensing and Respirometry.

Graduated: 2006

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Dr Myles Smith, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Tom Cotter, Tumour Biology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Microarray Gene Expression Profiling in Human and Animal Models of Cancer: An Elucidation of Mechanisms Driving Local Recurrence and Limitations of Clinical Microarray Analysis.

Graduated: 2006

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Dr Francesca Doonan, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Tom Cotter, Tumour Biology Laboratory

Thesis Title: To Characterize the Apoptotic Pathway Employed by Dying Photoreceptors in the RD Mouse Model of Retinitis Pigmentose in order to Identify Potential Therapeutic Targets Degeneration.

Graduated: 2005

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Dr Veronica Dowling, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor David Sheehan, Proteomics Research Laboratory

Thesis Title: Biomarkers of Environmental Toxicity in the Manila Clam.

Graduated: 2005

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Dr Marie Fahey, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Desmond Higgins, Bioinformatics Laboratory

Thesis Title: Gene Expression Patterns and Gene Structure.

Graduated: 2005

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Dr Suzanne Floyd, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Rosemary O’Connor, Cell Biology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Characterisation of a Novel IGF-I Regulated Mitochondrial Carrier.

Graduated: 2005

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Dr Fionnuala Hickey, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Tom Cotter, Tumour Biology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Analysis of Signalling Pathways Leading to Transcription in Response to BCR-ABL Expression.

Graduated: 2005

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Dr James Hynes, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Dmitri Papkovsky, Biophysics and Bioanalysis Laboratory

Thesis Title: Phosphorescent Metalloperphyrin-based Oxygen Probes for the Analysis of Biological Oxygen Uptake.

Graduated: 2005

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Dr Sinead Leahy, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Desmond Higgins, Bioinformatics Laboratory

Thesis Title: The Complete Genome Sequence of Bifodobacterium Breve UCC2003.

Graduated: 2005

 

Dr Rosalie Waldron, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Tom Moore, Developmental Genetics Laboratory

Thesis Title: Cellular Function of the Jerky Protein.

Graduated: 2005

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Dr Kathleen Fitzgerald, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Mary McCaffrey, Molecular Research Biology Laboratory & Professor Thomas McCarthy, Cell Biology and Cell Signalling Laboratory

Thesis Title: An Investigation of the Intracellular Trafficking of Two Pathological Proteins: NEF and PRION.

Graduated: 2004

 

Dr Rebecca Griffin, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Cora O’Neill, Neurobiology Laboratory

Thesis Title: Examining the Role of Insulin-Like Growth Factor Receptor-1 Signalling in Alzheimer's Disease.

Graduated: 2004

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Dr Colin Mansfield, PhD Science

Supervisor: Professor Thomas McCarthy, Cell Biology and Cell Signalling Laboratory

Thesis Title: Investigation of DNA Glycosylases for Detection of G/C POLYMORPHISMS.

Graduated: 2004

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Dr Orla O’Sullivan, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Desmond Higgins, Bioinformatics Laboratory

Thesis Title: Evaluating Multiple Sequence Alignment Methods.

Graduated: 2004

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Dr Paul O’Sullivan, PhD Science

Supervisor: Dr Desmond Higgins, Bioinformatics Laboratory

Thesis Title: Phosphorescent Pt(II) Coproporphyrin Labelled Oligonucleotide Probes for Nucleic Acid Detection Systems.

Graduated: 2004

 

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