School of Biology & Environmental Science
Science Centre - West
Tel: +353 1 7162020
Moira McCarthy received her BSc in Applied Ecology at University College Cork, Ireland in 2004. She then worked on a toxicology-based study examining the effects of sediment toxicity on the Manila Clam using a multi-biomarker approach. She completed her research MSc in 2008, which successfully demonstrated an alternative to current microbiological methods for the detection of coliform bacteria in water. This used a modified antibody staining technique. The research was a component of a larger project being carried out by the Tyndall National Institute in Cork, designing a miniaturised flow cytometer capable of in situ bacterial detection and enumeration. Moira completed her PhD in 2013 which examined the ecotoxicology of marine biotoxins in bivalve shellfish, this was a collaborative project performed in conjunction with the PROTEOBIO group at Cork Institute of Technology. She joined UCD in September 2013 as Lecturer in Ecotoxicology with her role also encompassing the academic administration of the new online MSc Programme in Environmental Sustainability.