in Human Biochemistry in the Dept Life Sciences as well as head of both the
Mitochondrial Biology and Radiation Research Centre and the Cellular Health and
Toxicology Group. Has published numerous peer-reviewed papers and has been
previously awarded research funding by Science Foundation Ireland, InvestNI,
Irish Higher Education Authority, Irish Research Council, IT Sligo seed fund, the
Radiowave Therapy Research Institute and Sligo Hospital Oncology Unit Trust.
research interests include: Developing a personalized medicine platform in the
evaluation of novel anti-leukaemia compounds; Developing novel biomarkers for athletic
training and over-training; Identifying mitochondrial predictive biomarkers for
future onset of skin cancer and sunlight damage; Determining the role of
mitochondria in skin cancer onset and sunlight induced skin ageing and damage; Innovative
in vitro analysis of novel anti-tumour drugs; Developing the potential of
radiowaves as a stand-alone and adjunct cancer therapy.
awarded a prestigious SFI Stokes Lectureship in IT Sligo that he took up in
late 2008 that enabled him transfer to IT Sligo from DIT and set up a new
awarded an Arnold Graves Scholarship from DIT in 2001 to develop primary
aquatic cell culture in the Radiation & Environmental Science Centre, where
he stayed until 2008. He first became a Principal Investigator Researcher in
2002 in DIT as his research interests progressed into Ionising and Non-Ionising
the Conway Institute in UCD in 2000, as a Post Doctoral Researcher analysing
the neural effects of MDMA analogues in rat brain
received his primary degree in Biochemistry from Trinity College Dublin in 1995
and PhD from UCD in 2001, where he was awarded a UCD open-post graduate
scholarship in 1998.