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
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
Seán Dixon is currently a first year PhD student here at the Molecular Rheumatology group. In 2019 he completed a BSc in Biomolecular Science at Technological University Dublin after carrying out his research placement with the School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland supervised by Dr. Ingmar Schoen. From here, he… Read More
Dumitru obtained a B.A in Physiology from Trinity College Dublin in 2020. In his his final year project he investigated the immunomodulatory effects dimethyl fumarate on the glial cells of aged mice. He worked as a research assistant on a project that aimed at the development of a quick and easy to use in the… Read More
Success is a 1st Year PhD student in the Molecular Rheumatology research group, commencing his postin March 2022. In 2019, he graduated from NUI Maynooth with a B.Sc. in Biomedical Science,undertaking a 12-week long project in Dr Karen English’s Immunology lab, assessing the capacity formacrophage migration inhibitory factor to enhance the wound healing abilities of… Read More
Carlos is a 3rd year PhD in the Galicia Sur Health Research Institute in Spain. As part of his PhD programme, Carlos is currently undergoing a 3 month international research placement in Ireland under the supervision of Prof. Ursula Fearon.
Claire is a patient co-investigator on the Centre of Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases grant “PRedicting Onset, Variation and Effect of treatment in Rheumatoid Arthritis (PROVE RA)”. Claire was also involved in the HRB funded KEDS (Knowledge Exchange and Dissemination Scheme) grant entitled “Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient Awareness INitiative (RA-PAIN)” where she contributed to the project as… Read More
Alex is a public representative on the Centre of Arthritis and Rheumatic Disease board of management and a co-investigator on the HRB funded KEDS (Knowledge Exchange and Dissemination Scheme) grant entitled “Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient Awareness INitiative (RA-PAIN)”. Alex contributed to the project as co-chair and co-presentor in a national series of interactive patient engagement workshops.
Brianne is currently a first year PhD student here in the Molecular Rheumatology research group. After receiving her B.Sc. in Biology from Lehigh University in 2018, she went on to work as a laboratory technician within the Andrology Lab at the Weill Cornell Center for Reproductive Medicine in New York. There her research focused on… Read More
Orla is first year PhD student here in the Molecular Rheumatology research group. In 2021 she completed her undergraduate degree in Human Health and Disease from Trinity College Dublin. As part of her final year thesis, she undertook a three month research project with Prof. Fearon in which she focused in on examining the differential… Read More
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.
Dr Viviana Marzaioli is a Principal Investigator within the Molecular Rheumatology group in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TCD). Her research focuses on investigating the contribution of innate immunity in the initiation and the progression of Rheumatoid and Psoriatic arthritis, with an emphasis on the dysregulation in monocyte-derived cells development. Her research goal is to… Read More
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
Achilleas obtained his Ptyxio (BSc+ Diploma) in molecular Biology by the University of Crete, Greece in 2010. In the same year Achilleas received a PhD studentship by the Institute of Molecular Medicine of Newcastle University, UK. During this time he worked on the role of B cells in the liver autoimmune disease Primary Biliary Cirrhosis… Read More
Dr Canavan is an Assistant Professor in Immunology and course co-ordinator for the Postgraduate Diploma in Immune Therapies in the School of Medicine and School of Biochemistry and Immunology. Dr Canavan is also head of the Translational Immunopathology research group in TCD where her lab investigates the early innate immune mechanisms which drive the onset… Read More
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
Serena is currently a first year PhD student researching the pathogenesis of Down’s Syndrome Arthritis (DA). Funded by National Children’s Research Centre and working closely with the patients of Crumlin Children’s Hospital, her project is about determining the differences in immune cell infiltration as well as metabolism between DA and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. In 2011,… Read More