Researchers at UCD


Susan Kennedy

Post Doc Research Fellow Lvl I

Systems Biology Ireland



I am from Kilkenny in the sunny South East of Ireland! I studied Genetics and Bioinformatics as my undergraduate degree at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Following my undergraduate I worked for a year as a Research Assistant in the cardiac transplant unit of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital here in Dublin. This led to a PhD in translational immunology under the supervision of Prof. Bill Watson (School of Medicine and Medical Science, Conway Institute, UCD) and Prof. Freddie Wood (Clinical collaborator, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital). My PhD focused on neutrophil migration in open-heart surgery patients.

I am currently a member of the PRIMES team here in SBI, which focuses on protein interactions occurring in the EGFR/ERBB signaling network. The objective of the project is to map both static and dynamic interactions occurring in the EGFR/ERBB network and to determine if protein interactions can be exploited as therapeutic targets.



Peer Reviewed Journals

Kennedy SA, Scaife C, Dunn MJ, Wood AE, Watson RW. (2011) 'Benefits of heat treatment to the protease packed neutrophil for proteome analysis: halting protein degradation'. Proteomics, 11 (12):2560-2564. Available Online [Details]
Kennedy SA, McEllistrem B, Kinsella A, Fan Y, Boyce S, Murphy K, McCarthy JF, Wood AE, Watson RW. (2012) 'EuroSCORE and neutrophil adhesion molecules predict outcome post-cardiac surgery'. European Journal of Clinical Investigation, 42 (8):881-890. Available Online [Details]