Dr Helen Dodson B.Sc., Ph.D
| << I joined the Discipline of Anatomy as a lecturer in December 2011. I obtained my PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Edinburgh in 2003. My doctoral research, which was carried out in the Laboratory of Professor Bill Earnshaw focused on cell division and in particular the spindle assembly checkpoint which ensures accurate segregation of chromosomes at mitosis.
Following a short period as a postdoc in Edinburgh I moved to Galway to work with Professor Ciaran Morrison where my research focused on cellular responses to DNA damage and in particular the phenomena of DNA damage induced centrosome amplification and mitotic catastrophe. Most recently I have been working with Dr Andrew Flaus investigating the expression, distribution and abundance of the histone variant H2AX in human cells. In addition to this I am interested in the development of tools for live cell imaging of cells following DNA damage. My ongoing research is being carried out in collaboration with colleagues in the Centre for Chromosome Biology and the Centre for Microscopy and Imaging at NUIG.
Outside my academic work I am an active hillwalker and have trekked in Europe, Africa and Asia. I have been a member of NUIG mountaineering club for many years and have served on the committee. I am also an associate member of the Galway Mountain Rescue team and currently sit on the committee as the treasurer. >>
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Stephan, A.K., Kliszczak, M., Dodson, H., Cooley, C. and Morrison, C.G. (2011) 'Roles of vertebrate Smc5 in sister chromatid cohesion and homologous recombinational repair'. Molecular And Cellular Biology, 31 :1369-1381. [Details]|
|Dodson, H. and Morrison, C.G. (2009) 'Increased sister chromatid cohesion and DNA damage response factor localisation at an enzyme-induced DNA double-strand break in vertebrate cells'. Nucleic Acids Res, 37 :6054-6063. [Details]|
|Dodson, H,Morrison, CG (2009) 'Increased sister chromatid cohesion and DNA damage response factor localization at an enzyme-induced DNA double-strand break in vertebrate cells'. Nucleic Acids Research, 37 :6054-6063. [DOI] [Details]|
|Dodson, H,Wheatley, SP,Morrison, CG (2007) 'Involvement of centrosome amplification in radiation-induced mitotic catastrophe'. Cell Cycle, 6 :364-370. [Details]|
|Vagnarelli, P,Morrison, C,Dodson, H,Sonoda, E,Takeda, S,Earnshaw, WC (2004) 'Analysis of Scc1-deficient cells defines a key metaphase role of vertebrate cohesin in linking sister kinetochores'. Embo Reports, 5 :167-171. [DOI] [Details]|
|Wheatley SP, Henzing AJ, Dodson H, Khaled W, Earnshaw WC (2004) 'Aurora-B phosphorylation in vitro identifies a residue of survivin that is essential for its localization and binding to inner centromere protein (INCENP) in vivo'. Journal Of Biological Chemistry, 279 (7):5655-5660. [DOI] [Details]|
|Nishihashi A, Haraguchi T, Hiraoka Y, Ikemura T, Regnier V, Dodson H, Earnshaw WC, Fukagawa T (2002) 'CENP-I is essential for centromere function in vertebrate cells'. Cell, 2 (4):463-476. [Details]|
|Saladino, C,Conroy, P,Inanc, B,Dodson, H,Bourke, E,Morrison, C (2010) DNA damage-induced centriole disengagement. Abstract [Details]|