Academic Staff

Prof Lucy Byrnes
Personal Professor

Embryonic development in zebrafish

lucy.byrnes@nuigalway.ie
Ext: 2416

direct line 353-91-492416

Dr Michael Carty
Senior Lecturer, 
 
Responses to DNA damage in human cells

michael.carty@nuigalway.ie
Ext: 3695
direct line 353-91-493695

Dr Peter Creighton 
Lecturer

peter.creighton@nuigalway.ie
Ext:3654
direct line 353-91-493654

Dr Elaine Dunleavy 
Senior Lecturer

Centromere regulation in meiosis

elaine.dunleavy@nuigalway.ie
Ext:4046
direct line 353-91-494046

Dr Andrew Flaus
Lecturer

How nucleosome structure enables chromatin function.
Using technology to enhance teaching.

andrew.flaus@nuigalway.ie
Ext: 5482

direct line 353-91-495482

Prof Uri Frank
Professor
Stem cells and regeneration

uri.frank@nuigalway.ie
Ext: 2334
direct line 353-91-492334

Dr Adrienne Gorman
Lecturer

Mechanisms of cell death and survival

adrienne.gorman@nuigalway.ie
Ext: 2417
direct line 353-91-492417

Dr Muriel Grenon
Lecturer (Fixed -term) 
Science Outreach and Public Engagement

muriel.grenon@nuigalway.ie
Ext:5848
direct line 353-91-495848

Prof  Bob Lahue
Professor

Trinucleotide repeat instability and mutagenesis

bob.lahue@nuigalway.ie
Ext: 5756
direct line 353-91-495756

Prof Noel Lowndes
Established Professor
Eukaryotic DNA damage responses

noel.lowndes@nuigalway.ie
Ext: 2415
direct line 353-91-492415

Prof Brian McStay
Professor
Gene expression and nuclear structure

brian.mcstay@nuigalway.ie
Ext: 2423
direct line 353-91-492423

Dr Derek Morris
Lecturer in Biomedical Science, Biochemistry
Human Genetic variation and risk of disease

derek.morris@nuigalway.ie
Ext:4439
direct line 353- 91-494439

Prof Ciaran Morrison
Professor

DNA damage and the cell cycle

ciaran.morrison@nuigalway.ie
Ext: 2056
direct line 353-91-492056

Prof  Heinz Peter Nasheuer
Professor
Control of DNA replication in the eukaryotic cell cycle

heinz.nasheuer@nuigalway.ie
Ext: 2430
direct line 353-91-492430

Dr Lynn O'Connor
Lecturer
Molecular control of Adipogenesis

lynn.oconnor@nuigalway.ie  
Ext:3637

direct line 353-91-49637

Dr Stephen Rea
Lecturer
Epigenetic regulation of gene expression

stephen.rea@nuigalway.ie
Ext: 5750
direct line 353-91-495750

Prof Corrado Santocanale
Professor
Mechanism of Genome duplication

corrado.santocanale@nuigalway.ie
Ext:5174
direct line 353-91-495174

Prof Afshin Samali
Professor

Cellular stress and apoptosis

afshin.samali@nuigalway.ie
Ext: 2440
direct line 353-91-492440

Prof Kevin Sullivan
Professor
, Head of Biochemistry
Centromere biology

kevin.sullivan@nuigalway.ie
Ext: 2434
direct line 353-91-492434

Dr  Eva Szegezdi 
 Research Lecturer in Cancer Biology 
Cell death and apoptosis

eva.szegezdi@nuigalway.ie
Ext:5037
direct line 353-91-495037

Dr Maria Tuohy
Lecturer

Fungal glycoproteins- glycosyl hydrolases, oxidoreductases and proteases

maria.tuohy@nuigalway.ie
Ext: 2439
direct line 353-91-492439

Researchers

Research Staff Name

Contact Information

Dr Donna Cosgrove
Postdoctoral Researcher
Centre for Chromosome Biology

donna.cosgrove@nuigalway.ie
Direct Line 091 49 5950
Ext: 5950
Location BMS-G018, Biomedical Sciences

Dr Suraya Diaz
Postdoctoral Researcher
Centre for Chromosome Biology

suraya.diaz@nuigalway.ie
Direct Line 091 49 5950
Ext: 5950
Location BMS-G018, Biomedical Sciences

Dr Anna Ada Dattoli
Postdoctoral Researcher
Centre for Chromosome Biology

anna.adadattoli@nuigalway.ie
Direct Line 091 49 5950
Ext: 5950
Location BMS-G018, Biomedical Sciences

Dr Shane Deegan
Postdoctoral Researcher
Apoptosis Research Centre

shane.deegan@nuigalway.ie
Direct Line 091 49 5890
Ext: 5890
Location BMS-G022, Biomedical Sciences

Dr Ruth Dooley
Research Manager
Apoptosis Research Centre

ruth.dooley@nuigalway.ie
Direct Line 091 492925
Ext: 2925
Location BMS-GO22, Biomedical Sciences

Dr Timothy DuBuc
Postdoctoral Researcher
Centre for Chromosome Biology

timothy.dubuc@nuigalway.ie
Direct Line 091 492882
Ext: 2882
Location BMS-2011, Biomedical Sciences

Dr Sandra Healy
Research Manager
Apoptosis Research Centre

sandra.healy@nuigalway.ie
Direct Line 091 495890
Ext: 5890
Location BMS-GO22, Biomedical Sciences

Dr Stephaine Lhomond
Postdoctoral Researcher
Apoptosis Researcher Centre

stephaine.lhomond@nuigalway.ie
Direct Line 091 49 2925
Ext: 2925
Location BMS-G022, Biomedical Sciences

Dr  Susan Logue
SFI Starting Investigator
Apoptosis Research Centre

susan.logue@nuigalway.ie
Direct Line 091 49 5890
Ext: 5890
Location BMS-G022, Biomedical Sciences

Tatiana Lobonova
Research Assistant
Apoptosis Research Centre

tatiana.lobonova@nuigalway.ie
Direct Line 091 49 3811
Ext: 3811
Location BMS-G022, Biomedical Sciences

Dr Janna Luessing
Postdoctoral Researcher
Centre for Chromosome Biology

janna.luessing@nuigalway.ie
Direct Line 091 49 5950
Ext: 5950
Location BMS-G018, Biomedical Sciences

Dr Hazel Mangan
Postdoctoral Researcher
Centre for Chromosome Biology

hazel.mangan@nuigalway.ie
Direct Line 091 49 5950
Ext: 5950
Location BMS-G018, Biomedical Sciences

Oliviano Martella
Research Assistant
Centre for Chromosome Biology    

oliviano.martella@nuigalway.ie
Direct line 091 494115
Ext:4115
Location BMS-G022, Biomedical Sciences

Dr Shane McGuinness   
Postdoctoral Researcher
Science Communication & Outreach

shane.mcguinness@nuigalway.ie
Direct Line 091 495003
Ext:5003
Location Lab106, Arts Science Building

Dr Katarzyna Mnich
Postdoctoral Researcher
Apoptosis Research Centre

katarzyna.mnich@nuigalway.ie
Direct Line 091 49 5890
Ext: 5890
Location BMS-G022, Biomedical Sciences

Dr Indu Patwal
Postdoctoral Researcher
Centre for Chromosome Biology

indu.patwal@nuigalway.ie
Direct Line 091 492882
Ext: 2882
Location BMS-2011, Biomedical Sciences

Dr Michael Rainey
Postdoctoral Researcher
Centre for Chromosome Biology

michael.rainey@nuigalway.ie
Direct Line 091 494115
Ext: 4115
Location BMS-G022, Biomedical Sciences

Dr Alexis Rivas Ahumada
Postdoctoral Researcher
Apoptosis Research Centre   

alexisrivas.ahumada@nuigalway.ie
Direct Line 091 49 2925
Ext: 2925
Location BMS-G022, Biomedical Sciences

Dr  Naoyuki Sarai
Postdoctoral Researcher
Centre for Chromosome Biology

naoyuki.sarai@nuigalway.ie
Direct Line 091 49 5950
Ext: 5950
Location BMS-G018, Biomedical Sciences

Dr Nikolay Tsanov
Postdoctoral Researcher
Centre for Chromosome Biology

nikolay.tsanov@nuigalway.ie
Direct Line 091 49 5950
Ext: 5950
Location BMS-G018, Biomedical Sciences

Dr Marjolein Van Sluis
Postdoctoral Researcher
Centre for Chromosome Biology

marjolein.vansluis@nuigalway.ie
Direct Line 091 49 5950
Ext: 5950
Location BMS-G018, Biomedical Sciences

Aine Varley
Research Assistant
Centre for Chromosome Biology

aine.varley@nuigalway.ie
Direct Line 091 492882
Ext: 2882
Location BMS-2011, Biomedical Sciences

Dr Sinead Walsh
Operations Manager
Apoptosis Research Centre

sinead.s.walsh@nuigalway.ie
Direct Line 091 49 2925
Ext:5890
Location: BMS-G022, Biomedical Sciences

Dr Gregory Williams
Postdoctoral Researcher
Centre for Chromosome Biology

gregory.williams@nuigalway.ie
Direct Line 091 49 5758
Ext: 5758
Location BMS-G013, Biomedical Sciences

Adjunct Staff

Dr Andrew McCarthy
EMBL Grenoble Outstation
71, avenue des Martyrs
CS 90181
38042 Grenoble Cedex 9
France

Tel: +33 4 76 20 7276
Email: andrewmc@embl.fr

Dr  Irena Dornreiter
Heinrich-Pette-Institut
Leibniz-Institut für Experimentelle Virologie (HPI)
Martinistrasse 52
D-20251
Hamburg
Germany 

Tel: +49 40 679 2731
Email: irena.dornreiter@comcast.net

Technical Staff

Bernadette Ashe
Senior Technical Officer

Ext: 2059; direct line 353-91-492059
Email:  bernadette.ashe@nuigalway.ie  

Dr Maria Barrett
Senior Technical Officer
Email: maria.barrett@nuigalway.ie

Michael Burke
Laboratory Attendant 
 
Email: michael.burke@nuigalway.ie

Dr Mark Harvey
Senior Technical Officer
Ext:2925: direct line 353-91-492925 
Email: mark.harvey@nuigalway.ie

John Rushe
Laboratory Attendant

Ext: 2448; direct line 353-91-492448
Email: john.rushe@nuigalway.ie

Dr Muriel Voisin 
Senior Technical Officer 
Ext: 4403; directline 353-91-494403
Email: muriel.voisin@nuigalway.ie

PJ Walsh  
 Senior Technical Officer  (Part-time)
Ext: 2424; directline 353-91-492424
Email: pj.walsh@nuigalway.ie

Dr Martina Wernecke 
Senior Technical Officer 
Ext: 4447; directline 353-91-49447 
Email: martina.wernecke@nuigalway.ie

Administrative Staff

Angela Trayers-Lynagh  
Biotechnology Administrator
(Thursday & Friday mornings)
Ext: 3778; direct line 353-91-493778
Email:  angela.trayerslynagh@nuigalway.ie

Ashla Ward  
Biochemistry Administrator
 
Ext: 2420; direct line 353-91-492420
Email: ashla.ward@nuigalway.ie