Researchers at UCD


Ellen Moran

Post Doctoral Fellow Level 1

School Of Medicine & Medical Science
Charles Institute
Dublin 4

Tel: 0866055083


I am a PhD qualified research professional with a strong background in Translational Medicine and Biomedical research. This has involved carrying out research into a variety of diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory lung disease, cancer and cardiovascular disease and drug allergy/hypersensitivity. 





Book Chapters

Connolly, M; Donnelly, S; Eggleton, P; Kavanagh, E; Last, J; Moran, E; Whelan, B (2012) 'Basic Science for Rheumatology' In: Callan, M (eds). The Rheumatology Handbook. London: Imperial College Press. , pp.1-38 [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Lucas A, Lucas M, Strhyn A, Keane NM, McKinnon E, Pavlos R, Moran EM, Meyer-Pannwitt V, Gaudieri S, D'Orsogna L, Kalams S, Ostrov DA, Buus S, Peters B, Mallal S, Phillips E (2015) 'Abacavir-Reactive Memory T Cells Are Present in Drug Naive Individuals'. PLoS ONE, 10 (2). [DOI] [Details]
Keating SE, Maloney GM, Moran EM, Bowie AG (2007) 'IRAK-2 participates in multiple toll-like receptor signaling pathways to NFkappaB via activation of TRAF6 ubiquitination'. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 282 (46):33435-33443. [DOI] [Details]
Moran EM, Mullan R, McCormick J, Connolly M, Sullivan O, Fitzgerald O, Bresnihan B, Veale DJ, Fearon U; (2009) 'Human rheumatoid arthritis tissue production of IL-17A drives matrix and cartilage degradation: synergy with tumour necrosis factor-alpha, Oncostatin M and response to biologic therapies'. Arthritis Research & Therapy, 11 (4). [DOI] [Details]
Moran EM, Connolly M, Gao W, McCormick J, Fearon U, Veale DJ; (2011) 'Interleukin-17A induction of angiogenesis, cell migration, and cytoskeletal rearrangement'. Arthritis and Rheumatism, 63 (11):3263-3273. [DOI] [Details]
Moran EM, Heydrich R, Ng CT, Saber TP, McCormick J, Sieper J, Appel H, Fearon U, Veale DJ; (2011) 'IL-17A Expression Is Localised to Both Mononuclear and Polymorphonuclear Synovial Cell Infiltrates'. PLoS ONE, 6 (8). [DOI] [Details]
Milpied-Homsi B, Moran EM, Phillips EJ (2014) 'Antiviral drug allergy'. Allergy, 34 (3):645-61. [DOI] [Details]
Moran EM, Mastaglia FL (2014) 'Cytokines in immune-mediated inflammatory myopathies: cellular sources, multiple actions and therapeutic implications'. Clinical and Experimental Immunology, . [DOI] [Details]
Moran EM, Mastaglia FL (2014) 'The role of interleukin-17 in immune-mediated inflammatory myopathies and possible therapeutic implications'. Neuromuscular disorders : NMD, . [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

E.M. Moran, B. Bresnihan, C.A.E. Walsh, O. FitzGerald, D.J. Veale, U. Fearon (2007) UP-REGULATION OF MMP EXPRESSION, NEOEPITOPE PRODUCTION AND CARTILAGE DEGRADATION BY IL-17 IN HUMAN CARTILAGE European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Barcelona, Spain 2007 Available Online [Details]
E. M. Moran, R. Mullan, J. McCormick, B. Bresnihan, C. A. E. Walsh, O. Fitzgerald, U. Fearon, D. J. Veale. (2008) IL-17 UPREGULATES MMP EXPRESSION, CARTILAGE DEGRADATION AND CORRELATES WITH DISEASE SEVERITY IN INFLAMMATORY ARTHRITIS European Workshop for Rheumatology Research (EWRR) Available Online [Details]
Moran, Ellen Margaret, Ng, Chin Teck, McCormick, Jennifer, Heydrich, Rene, Appel, Heiner, Fearon, Ursula, Veale Douglas. (2009) IL-17A Expression Is Upregulated In The Hypoxic Joint And Correlates With IL-6 Production, Inflammatory Cell Infiltrate And Oxidative Damage ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting Philadelphia [DOI] [Details]
Moran, EM, Ng, CT, McCormack, J, Heydrich, R, Appel, H, Fearon, U, Veale, DJ (2010) IL-17A expression is upregulated in the hypoxic joint and correlates with IL-6 production, inflammatory cell infiltrate and oxidative damage Irish Society for Rheumatology & Irish Rheumatology Health Professionals Society - Autumn Scientific Meeting 2009 [DOI] [Details]
Cecelia M. O'Kane, Ellen M. Moran, Danny McAuley (2010) NGAL inhibits cytoskeletal re-organisation, MMP-2 production and invasion in alveolar epithelial cells in an in vitro model of acute lung injury British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting 2010 Available Online [DOI] [Details]


Research Interests

Autoimmune Diseases, Immunology, Rosacea