Centre for Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases

CARD rheumatology at St Vincent’s University Hospital is a EULAR Centre of Excellence for research and education. Our main focus is on patients with early, inflammatory arthritis eg. rheumatoid / psoriatic and vasculitis eg. Giant Cell Arteritis. We aim to provide patients with state-of-the-art treatment and information about their conditions. Our key scientific focus is on understanding… Read More

Tallaght Hospital Partnership

In 2017, Prof. Ronan Mullan designed and implemented an ultrasound guided biopsy programme in the Bone and Joint Unit, Tallaght Hospital. In collaboration with Prof. Ursula Fearon, Ms. Sian Cregan implemented the first wet-lab tissue culture programme at Tallaght Hospital, utilizing the facilities provided by the newly refurbished Meath Foundation Research Laboratory. The on-site translational molecular… Read More

Hannah Convery M.Sc

Hannah has been a Research Assistant for the Molecular Rheumatology Research Group and an employee of CARD since June 2016. Primarily, she coordinates our weekly arthroscopies and liaises with our research team to confirm sample collection and processing. She also assists the research team with any experimental procedures that need doing. Hannah obtained her Undergraduate… Read More

Sian Cregan M.Sc

Sian graduated from NUI Maynooth with a B.Sc in Genetics and Bioinformatics in 2011. Subsequently, she studied an M.Sc in Translational Oncology with Trinity College Dublin, where she developed an interest in epigenetics in inflammatory diseases. Sian has recently completed her research M.Sc which investigated the mechanism of action of Methotrexate on inflammatory mechanisms in… Read More

Siobhan C. Wade M.Sc

Siobhan Wade is currently the Lab Manager for the Molecular Rheumatology group. Siobhan completed a four year BA in Immunology in 2013 here in Trinity College Dublin, undergoing a final year research project with the School of Biochemistry and Immunology, supervised by Dr. Emma Creagh. Following this, she continued her research studies with Dr. Creagh… Read More

Dr. Viviana Marzaioli

Viviana was awarded her Ph.D. in 2011 from the University College Dublin (Conway Institute of Molecular & Biomedical Research), in the area of inflammation and immunology, under the supervision of Prof. Evelyn Murphy. She undertook her first postdoctoral position at the Center for Allergy and Environment in Munich (Germany), elucidating the inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties… Read More

Megan M. Hanlon B.Sc

Megan is a first-year PhD student here in the Molecular Rheumatology research group. In 2016 she completed her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Health and Life Sciences from University College Dublin, having undertaken a three-month research project with Prof. Fearon as part of her final year thesis. Subsequently, she successfully applied for the Irish Research Council… Read More