Research Fellow - Dr Órla T. Cox

Dr Órla Cox

Dr Órla Cox

Dr Órla Cox

Position: Research Fellow

Address: School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biosciences Institute, University College Cork.


Tel: +353 (0)21 490 1437

Research Interests: Cancer Cell Biology, PDLIM2 protein in cancer cell metastasis and invasiveness, and its regulation of gene transcription contributing to cancer cell phenotype.

Approach: Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry

Órla graduated with a PhD from Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland in 2001, and has been a member of our laboratory since 2005.


Bowe RA, Cox OT, Ayllón V, Tresse E, Healy NC, Edmunds SJ, Huigsloot M, O'Connor R., PDLIM2 regulates transcription factor activity in epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition via the COP9 signalosome. Mol Biol Cell. 2014 Jan;25(1):184-95.

O’Callaghan KM, Ayllon V, O’Keeffe J, Wang Y, Cox OT, Loughran G, Forgac M, O’Connor R. “The heme binding protein HRG-1 is induced by IGF-1 and associates with the Vacuolar (H+) –ATPase to control pH and receptor trafficking”. J Biol Chem. 2010; 285(1):381-91.

Xu J, Millard M, Ren X, Cox OT, Erdreich-Epstein A. “c-Abl mediates endothelial apoptosis induced by inhibition of integrins alphavbeta3 and alphavbeta5 and by disruption of actin”. Blood. 2010 115(13):2709-18.

Erdreich-Epstein A, Tran LB, Cox OT, Huang EY, Laug WE, Shimada H and Millard M Endothelial apoptosis induced by inhibition of integrins alphavbeta3 and alphavbeta5 involves ceramide metabolic pathways”. Blood. 2005; 105(11): 4353-61.

Smyth SH, Doyle-McCullough M, Cox OT, Carr KE. “Effect of reproductive status on uptake of latex particles in rat small intestine”. Life Sciences. 2005; 77(26):3287-305

Stitt AW, Hughes SJ, Canning P, Lynch O, Cox OT, Frizzell N, Thorpe SR, Cotter TG, Curtis TM, Gardiner TA. “Substrates modified by advanced glycation end-products cause dysfunction and death in retinal pericytes by reducing survival signals mediated by platelet-derived growth factor”. Diabetologia. 2004; 47(10):1735-46.

Cox OT, Simpson DAC, Stitt A, Gardiner TA. "Sources of PDGF expression in murine retina and the effect of short-term diabetes”. Molecular Vision. 2003; 9: 665-72.

School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

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