Prof. Christian Waeber appointed as the new Head of the Department of Pharmacology
The Department of Pharmacology are delighted to announce Prof. Christian Waeber as our new Head of Department.
The Department of Pharmacology are delighted to announce Professor Christian Waeber as our new Head of Department, taking over the reins from Professor David Kerins who had a challenging year as Interim head of department during Covid. We at the Department of Pharmacology extend our sincere thanks to Professor Kerins for his work over the last year.
Prior to his appointment Professor Waeber joined University College Cork (UCC) in 2013 where he is now Professor of Pharmacology, a joint appointment between the School of Pharmacy and the Department of Pharmacology. Early in his career, Professor Waeber worked as a Ph.D. student at Novartis Basel. Professor Waeber then joined as a post-doctoral fellow the laboratory of Joel Bockaert, at the “Centre CNRS-INSERM de Pharmacologie-Endocrinologie” in Montpellier. In 1993, Prof Waeber joined Harvard Medical School to characterize the pharmacological profile of 5-HT1-like receptors inhibiting neurogenic inflammation, a research carried out in collaboration with Michael Moskowitz. His current research at UCC is focused on characterizing the role of the adaptive immune system is stroke recovery.
Professor Waeber is looking forward to the challenge this new role presents, and all of us at the Department of Pharmacology wish him every success in his new role.