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People on the move

1 Nov 2014
From left: Dr Maryanne Donovan, Dr Geraldine Kelly, Dr Fionola Fogarty and Dr Ronan O'Riordan. Photo credits: Mary Heapes, School of Biochemistry & Cell Biology.

A regular feature: People on the move to and from the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Dr Maryanne Donovan on the move

We are sorry to announce the departure of Dr Maryanne Donovan who is moving to a new position with Novartis. 

Maryanne made significant contributions to establishing the structured PhD in Molecular Cell Biology and MSc (Molecular and Cell Biology with Bioinnovation) which have been outstandingly successful programmes. This success is largely attributable to Maryanne’s energy in establishing, publicising, marketing and overseeing deliver of these courses. 

We wish Maryanne every success in her new role and we thank her for her key contributions to our success.

Dr Geraldine Kelly on the move

Congratulations to Dr Geraldine Kelly who commenced a Technical Services/Manufacturing Science Laboratory Representative role at Eli Lilly in September 2014. Prior to this Geraldine was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Cell Biology Laboratory, conducting investigations into the protective role of IGF-1 in the heart.

Geraldine completed her PhD research in 2011, on the regulation of IGF-1R activation in cancer, under the supervision of Professor Rosemary O’Connor and graduated in 2009 with a BSc in Biochemistry.

Dr Fionola Fogarty on the move

Congratulations to Dr Fionola Fogarty who commenced a Bioassay Technical Specialist role at MSD Brinny in May 2014.

Fionola is a BSc Genetics graduate, who commenced the PhD Scholars Programme in Cancer Biology, UCC in 2009. Fionola conducted her PhD research, which focused on the characterization of the Heme binding protein HRG-1 in cancer cells, under the supervision of Professor Rosemary O’Connor. On completion of her PhD, Fionola worked with the Almac group, Belfast identifying novel clinically relevant biomarkers for IGF de-regulated signalling in cancer and disease, until commencing her role at MSD.

Dr Ronan O’Riordan on the move

Congratulations to Dr Ronan O’Riordan who commenced a Technical Services/Manufacturing Science Laboratory Representative role at Eli Lilly in September 2014.

Ronan is a BSc Genetics graduate. Ronan was selected for the PhD Scholars Programme in Cancer Biology, UCC in 2008 and commenced his PhD research in 2009, under the supervision of Dr Tom Moore, on Pregnancy-Specific Glycoprotein. On completion of his PhD, Ronan worked as a Research Assistant until commencing his role at Eli Lilly.

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