Seán Dixon

Seán Dixon started his PhD here in 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 went on to become… Read More

Keelin Flynn B.Sc

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

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

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. Tatsiana Rakovich

Tatsiana obtained her PhD from Trinity College Dublin in Biochemistry, in the area of tRNA modification with Prof. Vincent Kelly in 2011.  She undertook her first postdoctoral position with Prof. Yuri Volkov (2010-2014) in the Nanomedicine group in St. James’s Hospital, Trinity College Dublin. While there, she was involved in NAMDIATREAM (Nanotechnological toolkits for multi-modal… Read More

Dr. Monika Biniecka

Monika was awarded a PhD in Endocrinology from Jagiellonian University in 2005. Since 2007 she is a postdoctoral scientist in the Centre for Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases, Dublin Academic Medical Centre in St Vincent’s University. She is also a visiting research fellow in the Department of Molecular Rheumatology, Trinity College Dublin. Her research projects were… 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

Dr. Trudy McGarry

Trudy obtained her BSc in Biomedical Health and Disease from University College Dublin in 2011. In the same year, Trudy was awarded a Molecular Medicine Ireland PhD scholarship for their unique cross-institutional Clinical and Translation Research Scholars Programme (CTRSP). During her PhD, she completed a four month Industry internship with Quintiles Transnational as part of… Read More

Shruti Talekar

Shruti Talekar is currently a first-year PhD student here in the Molecular Rheumatology research group. In 2018 she completed her Bachelors in Zoology from the University of Mumbai having undertaken a project focusing on the role of reactive oxygen species in brain development as a part of her final year thesis. Recently, in 2019 she… Read More