Sarah was awarded a BSc in Biomedical Health and Life Sciences from University College Dublin in 2013 with an experimental thesis entitled “Pathogenic Potential of MicroRNA in Giant Cell Arteritis”. Sarah’s experience in translational research led her to a strong interest in physiologically relevant models of disease to better understand disease mechanisms and potential therapeutic targets. Sarah joined Prof. Fearon’s Molecular Rheumatology Group in 2014 as a recipient of the Irish Research Council (IRC) PhD scholarship. Her work involves the assessment of microRNA in pathogenic mechanisms of psoriatic arthritis with a particular focus on how targeted therapeutic agents can revert these processes. Her main research interests are angiogenesis, metabolism, cAMP signalling in inflammation and synovial T cell biology.