Professor Grace Mulcahy Elected to the Royal Irish Academy
Professor Grace Mulcahy from the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine is one of three University College Dublin academics among the 28 newly elected members of the Royal Irish Academy.
Professor of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, Professor Mulcahy is a leading international figure in understanding how helminths interfere with protective immunity to bacterial infections. Professor Mulcahy served as Dean of the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine from January 2007 to August 2016.
Professor Mulcahy, Professor Boris Kholodenko and Professor Gerardine Meaney were invited to sign the Academy's members book in recognition of their world-class contribution to science and the humanities.
Professor Peter Kennedy, President of the Royal Irish Academy, said that all those elected had honoured Ireland with the quality of their work: 'We should be proud of these new Members of the Academy for the honour their work brings to this country and the impact of this research on the quality of the higher education provided by our universities.'
The Academy has been honouring Ireland’s leading contributors to the world of learning since its establishment in 1785. There are now 591 members, of whom 87 are Honorary or overseas members, and past members to the Academy include Nobel laureates WB Yeats and Seamus Heaney.
Pictured (l-r): Prof Boris Kholodenko, Professor of Systems Biology; Prof Gerardine Meaney, Professor of Cultural Theory; Prof Grace Mulcahy, Professor of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology and Prof Peter Kennedy, President of the Royal Irish Academy