Dr Aine Gorman

Dr Áine Gorman has a degree in Medicine from NUI Galway. She also holds a master’s degree in clinical education. She is currently a 5th year trainee. Her main research interests include early inflammatory arthritis and pregnancy in patients with rheumatic disease.  

Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Programme

Sophie Lawlor has just completed a research internship (summer 2020) in the Molecular Rheumatology unit, under the supervision of Prof Ursula Fearon and Dr Megan Hanlon. Sophie was awarded a prestigious Laidlaw Undergraduate Research Scholarship to perform her research. The Laidlaw Leadership Programme is an innovative scholarship designed to support talented and motivated undergraduate students from… Read More

Keelin Flynn

Keelin obtained a B.Sc in Pharmacology from University College Dublin in 2019. Her final year project involved the generation of kidney and brain organoids to investigate whether epigenetic silencing plays a role in mediating renal damage.  She gained useful skills in cell culture when carrying out her final year project that she has been able… Read More

Dr Aisling O’Brien

Aisling completed her BSc in Biomedical Science at Dublin Institute of Technology, Kevin St in 2015 and began her PhD with the Obesity Immunology Research group under the supervision of Prof. Donal O’Shea and Dr. Andrew Hogan at St. Vincent’s University Hospital. Her research focused on the impact of obesity on Mucosal -Associated T (MAIT)… Read More

Distinct Endothelial cell transcriptional regulation and function

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis are two of the most common forms of Inflammatory arthritis. While both are associated with synovial inflammation and subsequent cartilage/bone destruction, the mechanisms involved are different. A number of studies have demonstrated distinct differences in the macroscopic and microscopic analysis of RA and PsA, with particular reference to the distinct… Read More

Distinct pathogenic mechanisms in Downs Arthritis and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Down’s syndrome (DS) is a chromosomal disorder caused by an extra chromosome 21.  Immune dysregulation predisposes children with DS to high incidences of autoimmune diseases. DA is an inflammatory joint condition affecting children with DS, which is under-recognised, has a delayed diagnosis, resulting in chronic disability. Our clinical research showed an increased risk of arthritis… Read More

To identify molecular signatures in monocyte/macrophages that can predict disease onset in ‘at-risk ACPA+’ individuals and disease progression in RA

Recent research has focused on people ‘at-risk’ of RA with circulating autoantibodies (ACPA/RF) but no clinical signs of RA currently.  These subjects may provide important clues in understanding the evolution of RA. Identifying those ‘at-risk’ remains problematic, with no good blood or tissue biomarkers identified to date. However, we and others, have demonstrated that circulating… Read More

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