Academic Staff - full time

Professor Michael Prentice

Acting Head of UCC Department of Pathology.

A medical graduate of the University of Birmingham. Postgraduate training was undertaken in London and Paris. Research interest in bacterial genomics.

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Dr. Collette Hand

A science graduate of University College Cork who attained her PhD at University College Dublin. Post-doctoral research at McGill University, Montreal. Research interest in human molecular genetics, including neurogenetics.

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Member of Cork NeuroScience Group

Member of Irish Society of Human Genetics


Dr. Elizabeth Brint

Beth Brint completed her BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry at the University of Sussex, England. She subsequently undertook a PhD in the Biochemistry Department, Trinity College Dublin investigating molecular regulation of inflammation. She developed her expertise in regulation of immune signalling by performing postdoctoral studies jointly between Trinity College Dublin and Xoma Ltd, a San Francisco based pharmaceutical company. From there she moved to University College Cork to take up a senior postdoctoral position at the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC) where she maintained her interest in control of the immune system focusing on immune activation in the gastrointestinal tract in both health and disease. She successfully obtained a postdoctoral research grant from the Health Research Board, Ireland for this work. In 2008 she competitively obtained a tenured position at UCC as a Lecturer in Pathology where she now teaches pathology to undergraduate and graduate medical students and biomedical scientists. Her research program investigating immune regulation and its role in inflammatory diseases and cancer is based within the APC, where she is a Funded Investigator, and in the Department of Pathology where her work is supported by a grant from Science Foundation Ireland.


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UCC Department of Pathology, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland