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Dr John Crean B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

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Title Lecturer
Address School of Biomolecular & Biomed Science
Conway Institute
Dublin 4
Telephone: Ext. 6747


John is a UCD graduate (Biochemistry, B.Sc.). After completing his Masters in Clinical Biochemistry in Boston University and UCD, John joined the PhD programme at the University of Bristol under the direction of Professor Vic Duance in the Muscle and Collagen Research Centre. There began his love/hate relationship with matrix biology and fibrotic disease. Graduating in 1998, he joined the Matrix Group at R+D Systems in Oxford. He returned to academia in 2000, firstly at the University of Liverpool, and latterly in UCD under the guidance of Hugh Brady and Catherine Godson in the Mater Misericordiae Hospital. In 2002 he was awarded a HRB Career Development Fellowship and relocated to the laboratory of Finian Martin in the Biotechnology Centre in Belfield. In 2005, John joined the staff of Pharmacology, where he remains to this day. John is one of Principal Investigators in the SFI-funded Diabetes Research Centre, his group working mainly on aspects of cell-matrix interactions and matricellular signaling. His contributions to this field have included several important papers identifying receptors and downstream effector molecules belong to the CCN family.