Dr. Louise Horrigan

BSC, MSC, PHD

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
Dept. of Physiology
NUI, Galway

T: Ext. 2384
E: louise.horrigan@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

I have been employed as a Lecturer Above The Bar in the Discipline of Physiology since 2005, and I previously worked as a fixed term lecturer in Pharmacology & Therapeutics, NUI Galway. My main role within Physiology is in Teaching & Learning, where I am involved with providing lectures and laboratory classes at undergraduate and postgraduate level to students in science, medicine, engineering and healthcare courses. I also supervise student research projects and I have a strong interest in the promotion of experiential learning and research-driven opportunities for students.

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Research Interests

My research interests are mainly in the areas of nutritional biochemistry and the physiological functions of foods.

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Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2013) 'Blueberry juice causes potent relaxation of rat aortic rings via the activation of potassium channels and the H2S pathway'
Horrigan, LA,Holohan, CA,Lawless, GA,Murtagh, MA,Williams, CT,Webster, CM (2013) 'Blueberry juice causes potent relaxation of rat aortic rings via the activation of potassium channels and the H2S pathway'. Food & Function, 4 :392-400 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'Immunomodulatory effects of caffeine: Friend or foe?'
Horrigan, LA,Kelly, JP,Connor, TJ (2006) 'Immunomodulatory effects of caffeine: Friend or foe?'. Pharmacology And Therapeutics, :877-892 [DOI] [Details]
(2004) 'Caffeine suppresses TNF-alpha production via activation of the cyclic AMP/protein kinase A pathway'
Horrigan, LA,Kelly, JP,Connor, TJ (2004) 'Caffeine suppresses TNF-alpha production via activation of the cyclic AMP/protein kinase A pathway'. International Immunopharmacology, 4 :1409-1417 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2003) PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CYTOKINE SOCIETY ANNUAL MEE
HORRIGAN, L et al. (2003) Caffeine inhibits monocyte and neutrophil chemotaxis at concentrations relevant to normal human consumption PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CYTOKINE SOCIETY ANNUAL MEE , pp.49-54 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2016) Researching the Role of Laboratory Practical Classes in Physiology,
Louise A. Horrigan (2016) As part of the CELT symposium 'Theory & Practice: Researching Teaching & Learning in Higher Education' I provided an oral presentation on my ongoing work to research the role of lab practical classes for science students in Physiology. [Oral Presentation], Researching the Role of Laboratory Practical Classes in Physiology, NUI Galway , 17-JUN-16 - 17-JUN-16. [Details]

Abstract

  Year Publication
(2016) Hawthorn Juice and Blueberry Juice Increase Hydrogen Sulfide Production in Rat Kidney In Vitro.
Hynes, M,Ni Churraoin, AL,Horrigan, LA (2016) Hawthorn Juice and Blueberry Juice Increase Hydrogen Sulfide Production in Rat Kidney In Vitro. Abstract [Details]
(2013) The dietary use of blueberry juice for the prevention of hypertension in humans.
Holohan, C,Lawless, G,Horrigan, LA (2013) The dietary use of blueberry juice for the prevention of hypertension in humans. Abstract [Details]
(2005) Caffeine and its major metabolite paraxanthine suppress human lymphocyte function.(Abstract).
Horrigan, L.A., Kelly, J.P., Connor, T.J. (2005) Caffeine and its major metabolite paraxanthine suppress human lymphocyte function.(Abstract). Abstract [Details]
(2003) Caffeine consumption may inhibit human neutrophil and monocyte chemotaxis. (Abstract).
Horrigan, L.A., Diamond, M., Connor, T.J., Kelly, J.P. (2003) Caffeine consumption may inhibit human neutrophil and monocyte chemotaxis. (Abstract). Abstract [Details]
(2003) Caffeine and paraxanthine suppress human TNF-a production via a cAMP/protein kinase A-dependent mechanism. (Abstract).
Horrigan, L.A., Kelly, J.P., Connor, T.J. (2003) Caffeine and paraxanthine suppress human TNF-a production via a cAMP/protein kinase A-dependent mechanism. (Abstract). Abstract [Details]
(2001) Dietary manipulation of essential fatty acids alters macrophage and lymphocyte cytokine production in the rat. (Abstract).
Horrigan, L.A.; Connor, T.J.; Kelly, J.P.; Leonard, B.E. (2001) Dietary manipulation of essential fatty acids alters macrophage and lymphocyte cytokine production in the rat. (Abstract). Abstract [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Biomedical Sciences Section Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Promotion of STEM Member 01-SEP-15 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Physiology, NUI Galway Lecturer Above The Bar 01-AUG-05 /
Pharmacology & Therapeutics, NUI Galway Fixed Term Lecturer 03-SEP-01 / 01-AUG-05
NUI Maynooth Research Assistant 01-FEB-00 / 01-FEB-01

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2000 NUI Galway MASTERS OF SCIENCE Neuropharmacology
1998 NUI Galway BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Physiology
2004 NUI Galway PhD Pharmacology
2016 NUI Galway POSTGRAD CERT OF EDUCATION Teaching & Learning in Higher Education

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Outreach Speaker at NUI Galway Mini-Med School 27-JAN-16 / 27-JAN-16
Outreach The Energy in Our Food /

Teaching Interests

I am involved with teaching Physiology to classes across a broad range of undergraduate and taught postgraduate courses, including Medicine, Science, Biomedical Science, Podiatry, Speech & Language Therapy, Nursing, Biomedical Engineering, Health & Safety Systems, Regenerative Medicne, and Medical Physics. As well as teaching all of the fundamentals of Physiology, my particular teaching interests are in the areas of Haematology and Immunology, and I also currently teach on modules in Endocrinology and Gastrointestinal Physiology. I have in interest in the promotion and development of lab practical teaching within the discipline, and I also supervise research projects for undergraduate and taught postgraduate students.

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
Semester 1 Health & Safety Physiology SI210
Semester 2 Endocrinology SI312
Semester 1 Introduction to Physiology MD137
Semester 2 Applied Pathophysiology PO2101
Semester 1 Introduction to Physiology & Gastrointestinal SI206
Semester 2 Advanced GIT SI438
Semester 1 Advanced Immunology SI408
Semester 1 Human Body Function SI317