The UCD School of Medicine and Medical Sciences (SMMS) strategy for research support is to facilitate the coming together of individual investigators to create a coherent research group with a critical mass that can be efficiently supported and which can collaborate with industry and other academic institutions. The fibrosis group has obtained commitments from colleagues in UCD and affiliated hospitals to move this collaborative research agenda forward. The group represents a cross-section of UCD Fibrosis research interests.
The Fibrosis group includes active PIs concentrated on developing our understanding of molecular, cellular, tissue and whole organism aspects of fibrosis. Specific current research clusters exist in the areas of cancer biology, hypoxia in disease, molecular vascular biology and proteomics/bioinformatics.