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

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

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

Dr. Sarah M. Wade

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… Read More

Dr. Sharon Ansboro

Sharon obtained her PhD in Regenerative Medicine from NUI Galway under the supervision of Dr. Mary Murphy. During her PhD, Sharon was successful in obtaining a Fulbright Scholarship and Osteoarthritis Research Society International Scholarship which enabled her to carry out a 9 month research placement at the Center for Musculoskeletal Research, University of Rochester, New… Read More