On the 15th of June 2020 SBBS celebrated the graduation of eleven PhD & two MSc students with a live video presentation through Zoom. The presentation was introduced by our Head of School Prof Wim Meijer and featured clips from each of the academic supervisors who recorded a piece about their student and their research. 

The list of the graduates and their theses are as follows:

Audrey Bradford, PhD, Dr Andrew Irving   

Characterisation of GPR68-Mediated Calcium Signalling in a Recombinant System and Native Cells

Stephen Fitzsimons, PhD, Supervisor Prof Orina Belton

Regulation of Immune Cells, microRNAs and Extracellular Vesicles in Atherosclerosis

Valeria Giannone, PhD, Supervisor Dr Yan Yan, Co-supervisor Prof. Kenneth Dawson

Investigating the effect of complex branched particle shape on immune responses

Rebecca Gorry, PhD, Assoc Prof Margaret McGee 

Investigation into the function and regulation of the prolyl prolylisomerase Cyclophilin A during the cell cycle

Anne-Marie Howe, PhD, Supervisor, Dr Derek Costello  

Dietary fat-induced sensitivity to neuroinflammation: Implications in Alzheimer’s disease

Elise Iracane, PhD, Supervisor Prof Geraldine Butler    

Analysis of virulence of pathogenic Candida species

Sarah McCormack, MSc, Supervisor Assoc Prof Siobhan McClean

Investigating the role of a putative DNA mimic in chronic colonisation by the cystic fibrosis pathogen, Burkholderia cenocepacia

Josiah O'Sullivan, PhD, Supervisor Prof Keith Murphy  

Investigating the psychedelic 5-Methoxy-N,N-dimethyltr yptamine as a novel addiction therapy

Mihaela Ola, PhD, Supervisor Prof Geraldine Butler    

Genome analysis of pathogenic Candida species

Joao Pacheco, PhD, Supervisor Prof Geraldine Butler

Gene editing and virulence of the pathogenic yeast Candida tropicalis    

Snehal Pisal,  MSc, Supervisor Assoc Prof David O'Connell 

Production of Polyhydroxyalkanoate (S)-PHA in an engineered Pseudomonas putida KT2440 using globally relevant biobased resources 

Matt Whelan, PhD, Supervisor Dr Tadgh O'Croinin, Co-Supervisor Prof. Jeremy Simpson

The effect of DNA supercoiling on biofilm formation and host -pathogen interaction by Campylobacter jejuni