Dr. Maryanne Donovan,
Molecular Cell Biology PhD Programme,
Western Gateway Building Rm 3.98,
University College Cork.
Dr. Maryanne Donovan received her Ph.D in Biochemistry form University College Cork in 2002. In 2006 she was awarded a HRB career development fellowship co-funded by Fighting Blindness. Her research interests are in the fields of Cell Signaling and Neuroscience and have largely been focused on the biochemical and molecular regulation of programmed cell death and its contribution to the pathogenesis of disease.
With a strong background in cell and molecular biology research and in teaching to science and medical students, as training coordinator, Maryanne will provide ongoing mentoring and assistance to the PhD students and coordinate their training activities. She will also develop new initiatives in collaboration with UCC PIs and our external partners at TCD, UCD and NUIG. As a recent recipient of a Teaching Fellowship from Ionad Bairre, she is keen to promote inter-institutional exchange and shared learning between the Universities involved and to encourage students to avail of opportunities to develop and broaden their skills in the partner institutions. Maryanne will develop a web-based learning system, which will allow students to access courses, seminars, workshops and Master-classes on-line, thereby fostering the development of strong and synergistic relationships between the partner institutions. Through e-learning, Maryanne envisages that we can focus on areas of specific strengths in each institution which complement areas in the other institutions and this will greatly enhance the educative experience of our students and teachers.