Funded researchers

Click on the alphabetical links below to view more information about researchers funded by the Irish Cancer Society:

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Buckley, Ms Amy

Oesophageal
Institute of Molecular Medicine, St. James Hospital / Trinity College Dublin

Biomedical Sciences fascinate me, in particular mechanisms of disease and developing improved treatments.

Butler, Ms Clare

Colorectal
Conway Institute, University College Dublin / University College Dublin

Throughout my undergraduate studies at UCD, I have specifically strived to obtain a thorough understanding of the molecular and genetic mechanisms which drive disease.

Byrne, Dr Anne-Marie

Oesophageal
Dublin / Trinity & St James's

I am a postdoctoral research scientist with a keen interest in understanding cell signalling mechanisms in cancer. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Dublin City University and undertook my PhD in RCSI. My project involved studying pro-survival cell mechanisms of VEGF in cancer.

Clarke, Mr Nicholas

Colorectal
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork / University College Cork

Since completing my MSc in applied social research, I have gained considerable experience in both quantitative and qualitative aspects of research, working initially as a researcher with the Dementia Centre, St.

Coleman, Mr Michael

Breast
Biosciences Institute, University College Cork / University College Cork

Michael Coleman from Co. Cork has been awarded a Research Scholarship to complete a PhD in breast cancer research in UCC. More than 2,600 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in Ireland every year Michael’s research is focused on understanding breast cancer invasion.

Cooney, Ms Mairéad


School of Health & Human Performance, Dublin City University / Dublin City University

Mairéad graduated from Dublin City University in 2010 with a first class honours degree in Sport Science and Health. She went on to complete an M.Sc. in Liverpool John Moores University in Clinical Exercise Physiology, where she graduated with distinction.
 

Das, Dr Sudipto

Colorectal
Dublin / RCSI

I have been involved in the field of cancer research since the initiation of my post-graduate studies and have worked on an array of projects involving various cancer types.

Dowling, Ms Catriona

Colorectal
Life Sciences, University of Limerick / University of Limerick

Catriona Dowling from Tralee in Co. Kerry, has just graduated with Masters in Life Sciences from the University of Limerick and is starting her Research Scholarship at UL also.

Drummond, Dr Frances


Department of Epidemiology and Public Health / University College Cork

Dr. Frances Drummond has been working in cancer research since 2005. She has a special interest in men’s cancer, in particular prostate cancer.

Duff, Ms Deirdre

Oesophageal
Institute of Molecular Medicine, Trinity College Dublin / Trinity & St James's

Trinity College Dublin and St James’s Hospital. The focus of Deirdre’s PhD is oesophageal cancer. This cancer affects 400 people in Ireland every year.

Evans, Mr James

Prostate
School of Pharmacy, University College Cork (UCC) / University College Cork

James Evans is from Mayfield in Cork and his Research Scholarship will be carried out in UCC. James’s Scholarship is in the area of prostate cancer.

Gallagher, Prof William

Breast
UCD Conway Institute, University College Dublin / University College Dublin

Prof. Gallagher originally graduated from the Department of Biochemistry, UCD in 1993 with a 1st Class Joint Honours degree in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry. Subsequently, he obtained a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the Cancer Research UK Beatson Laboratories in Glasgow.

Kinsella, Prof Therese

Prostate
Conway Institute, University College Dublin / University College Dublin

Professor B. Therese Kinsella graduated from University College Cork (UCC) with a first class honours degree in Biochemistry in 1981.

Knight, Mr Silvin

Prostate
National Centre of Advanced Medical Imaging (CAMI), St. James's Hospital / Trinity College Dublin / TCD & St James's

I wish to pursue a PhD in cancer research with the primary intention of making a meaningful and real contribution to how cancer is treated and diagnosed.

Marignol, Dr Laure

Prostate
Radiation Therapy, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St James's Hospital / Trinity College Dublin & St Jame's Hospital

I am an assistant professor in the Discipline of Radiation Therapy in Trinity College Dublin and the lead investigator in Radiation and Urologic oncology within the Prostate Molecular Oncology research group at Trinity College Dublin.

Molcho , Dr Michal


Health Promotion Research Centre / National University of Ireland Galway

Dr Michal Molcho is a Sociologist (Sociology of Health) and Lecturer in Health Promotion, NUIG, and a member of the Health Promotion Research Centre (HPRC) since 2005.

Mooney, Mr Brian

Breast
Dublin / RCSI

A PhD is something I have wanted to do ever since I began my Undergraduate degree, and I made sure I was making the right choice when I decided to do a short unpaid Internship in the Conway Institute during the summer of 2012.

Morrissey, Dr Maria

Oesophageal
Department of Surgery, St. James Hospital / Trinity & St James's

I have a strong interest in genetics, having performed a life science degree in Trinity College Dublin specialising in genetics. I continued this interest by pursuing a PhD where I identified genetic regulators of eye development and gene expression.

O'Brien, Ms Katie

All Cancers
Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute / Trinity College Dublin

I specialised in Immunology for my undergraduate degree because of the huge impact our immune system has on human diseases, including cancer.

O'Driscoll, Prof Caitriona

Prostate
School of Pharmacy, University College Cork / National University of Ireland Cork

The new School of Pharmacy at UCC was established in 2003. Caitriona O’Driscoll was appointed Professor of Pharmaceutics and the first Head of School. Professor O’Driscoll’s mission for the new School is to establish it as a world-class facility with expertise in teaching and research.

O'Sullivan, Dr Katie

Oesophageal
Department of Surgery, St James Hospital / Trinity & St James's

Trinity & St James’s, Medical graduate from Co. Meath who is completing a PhD in cancer research as part of her surgical training.

Prencipe, Dr Maria

Prostate
UCD Conway Institute, University College Dublin / University College Dublin

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Ryan, Dr Aideen

Colorectal Gastrointestinal
Immunology Group, REMEDI, NCBES, NUI Galway / National University of Ireland Galway

My research career began with the completion of a BSc Biochemistry at NUI Galway in 2001, after which I was awarded a scholarship to start a PhD programme in Tumor Immunology at University College Cork. I qualified with a PhD in Medicine in 2005 from UCC.

Tangney, Dr Mark

Prostate
Cork Cancer Research Centre, BioSciences Institute, University College Cork / University College Cork

Dr Mark Tangney is a PrincipaI Investigator within the Cork Cancer Research Centre, a dedicated cancer research unit within University College Cork and the Mercy University Hospital, where he heads a research team investigating various anticancer gene therapies.

Tivnan, Dr Amanda Jane

Brain Tumours
Department of Physiology and Medical Physics, Centre for Systems Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland / RCSI & Beaumont

For over six years, Dr Amanda Tivnan’s career has been focused on researching novel gene therapies in neuroscience and oncology, as well as development of advanced delivery systems for in vivo cancer models.

Watson, Professor William

Prostate
UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science, University College Dublin / UCD

Professor R. William G. Watson, UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science, Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin.