June 2013

Professor Cormac Taylor Elected to Royal Irish Academy (RIA)

Thu, 6 June 13 15:44

In recognition of his outstanding achievements in science, Professor Cormac Taylor, UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science, has been elected to the ranks of the Royal Irish Academy. This is the highest academic honour in Ireland.

The Royal Irish Academy (RIA) is Ireland’s premier learned body and vigorously promotes excellence in scholarship, recognises achievements in learning, direct research programmes and undertakes its own research projects, particularly in areas relating to Ireland and its heritage.

Professor Taylor is one of four UCD academics elected to the RIA. They include; Patrick Guiry, UCD School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Mark Crowe, UCD School of Veterinary Medicine, and David Farrell, UCD School of Politics and International Relations.

Professor Cormac Taylor

Cormac Taylor is Associate Professor at the UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science, University College Dublin. He leads a research group at the UCD Conway Institute, and his research into the cellular response to low oxygen (or hypoxia) has revealed novel mechanisms whereby protective endogenous processes can be exploited for therapeutic gain in the context of prevalent inflammatory disorders.

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The following people were also elected members of the Royal Irish Academy on this occasion: Susan Denham, Chief Justice; Nuala O’Loan, former Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman; and Michael McElroy, who was one of Al Gore’s advisers on climate change.

The Royal Irish Academy, which was founded in 1785, currently has 474 Members. Those elected to membership are entitled to use the designation ‘MRIA’ after their name.