We are delighted with the news that our school’s alumna Prof Teresa Lambe is this year’s recipient of the UCD Alumni Award in Science. 

Teresa (Tess), who is an Associate Professor and Investigator at the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford, is co-developer of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.

 Prof Teresa Lambe

Prof Lambe’s outstanding work on the COVID-19 vaccine is built on her expertise in vaccine design and development including her previous work on vaccines for Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Ebola and MERS among others. Prof Lambe has recently been recognised for her huge contribution to Science and Public Health with the award of an Order of the British Empire (OBE). 

Tess is a graduate of UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, completing a joint honours BSc degree in Pharmacology and Genetics in 1997. She went on to complete her PhD research in 2002 under the supervision of Professor Finian Martin in the UCD Department of Pharmacology, Conway Institute. 

Our colleague, Keith Murphy, Professor of Neuropharmacology and contemporary of Prof Lambe's in the UCD Department of Pharmacology, Conway Institute, says:

"I was so pleased and proud to follow the work of my friend and colleague Prof Tess Lambe and her incredible success in developing the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Her work has truly helped us all through this global crisis. Tess is such a worthy recipient of this year's UCD Science Alumni Award and a brilliant example to our undergraduate and postgraduate students in SBBS."  

The UCD Alumni Awards 2021 were held virtually at 7pm on Thursday 18th of November 2021

Below is video of Tess interviewed by host Pat Kenny, on receipt of her award