Academic Staff

‌‌‌‌‌‌Name Position Telephone Email

Prof. Thomas Walther


Chair in Pharmacology and Head of Department 353 (0)21 420 5973

Prof. David Kerins

Professor of Therapeutics‌ 353 (0)21 420 5448

Dr. Ashley Allshire

Ashley Allshire

Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology 353 (0)21 420 5974

Dr. Orla Patricia Barry

Orla P Barry

Lecturer in Pharmacology 353 (0)21 420 5493
Dr. Barry Boland

Barry Boland

Lecturer in Pharmacology 353 (0)21 420 5977

 Dr Maria Buckley

Lecturer in Pharmacology 353 (0) 21 420 5976

Dr. Patricia FitzGerald‌‌

Clinical Lecturer in Pharmacology (PT) 353 (0)21 420 5488

Dr. Gerardene Meade-Murphy


Lecturer in Pharmacology 353 (0) 21 420 5733

Dr. Cathal McCarthy  



Lecturer in Pharmacology







353 (0)21 420 5970









Dr. Frank van Pelt

Frank van Pelt

Senior Lecturer in Toxicology/Biochemical Pharmacology 353 (0)21 420 5971

Dr. Christian Waeber

Christian Waeber‌‌

Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology in the School of Pharmacy 353 (0)21 490 1791


Technical Staff



‌Name Position Telephone E-mail

 Dr. Gary Grant


Research Assistant - Technical


353 (0) 21 420 5492


 Mr. Jeff Hong Jie-Soh


Research Assistant - Technical


353 (0) 21 420 5492



Mr. Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore Technician Headshot


LCMS Technician

 353 (0) 21 420 5492

 Ms. Jennifer Shearer

Research Assistant - Technical

Ms. Anja Tetzner

Senior Technical Officer 353 (0)21 420 5492


Administrative Staff

Name Position Telephone Email

Mary O'Donovan

Administration 353 (0)21 420 5947


Post-Doctoral Researchers and Industry Fellows

Name Position Contact Details Principal Investigator
Dr. Aleks Somogyi Post-Doctoral conducting research on an SFI multinational collaboration between participating Centres of Excellence in Neurodegeneration (COEN). This project is a collaboration between the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, UCC, the Neurogenetics Laboratory in Cardiff University and Dr Cora O'Neill Dept. Biochemistry, UCC. Dr. Barry Boland

Post-Graduate Students

Dr. Christian Waeber/Dr. Anne Moore 

Name Program Supervisor Contact

Mr. Tim Barnby

PhD Professor Thomas Walther

Ms. Róisín Cassidy

MSc Dr. Órla Patricia Barry

Ms. Andrea Diaz Diaz

PhD Dr. Christian Waeber

Mr. Anirudh Jaisimha

PhD Dr. Barry Boland

Mr. Kyle Malone


 Dr. Christian Waeber/Dr. Anne Moore

Ms. Manna Samprikta

PhD Dr. Cathal McCarthy

Ms. Alicia Mateos Cardenas

PhD Dr. Frank van Pelt/Prof. John O'Halloran/Prof. Marcel Jansen

Mr. Ziad Sartawi

PhD Dr. Christian Waeber

Ms. Jessica Tallis


Appel Programme


Professor Thomas Walther





Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

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