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Dr Kerry Thompson BSc,PhD
Kerry was awarded her PhD (funded by IRCEST and HP) in 2010 (under the supervision of Prof. Peter Dockery (Anatomy) and Dr. Leo Quinlan (Physiology)). The research project focused on structure function relations with the human endometrium after exposure to potential endocrine disrupting chemicals, and analysis of complex physiological and anatomical datasets. Prior to this she completed an honours degree in Biomedical Science in 2006, obtaining first class honours. In 2011 she began work as a Microscopy Facility Scientist in the Centre for Microscopy and Imaging in NUI Galway. Key duties of this role include the provision of training at both the light microscopy (LM) and electron microscopy (EM) level, and the guidance of experimental microscopy for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and researchers from groups all around the university’s campus. In 2012 she was elected as Honorary Secretary of the Microscopy Society of Ireland and has since been involved in organising national and international multidisciplinary microscopy meetings. The promotion of microscopy through outreach activities is also something that Kerry is actively involved in, in both her role with the MSI and as a core facility scientist. Recently, she travelled to the Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute in La Jolla, San Diego to receive some specialist EM training. Her current research is focusing on the development of correlative light and electron microscopy techniques.
Peer Reviewed Journals
|O'Leary L, van der Sloot A, Serrano L, Reis C, Cool R, Quax WJ, Deegan S, Murillo L, Thompson K, de Sampaio P, Ryan AE, Singh Dhami SP, Murphy G, Szegezdi E (2015) 'Decoy receptors block TRAIL sensitivity at supra-cellular level: the role of stromal cells in controlling tumour TRAIL-sensitivity'. Oncogene, . [Details]|
|Bradshaw B, Thompson K, Frank U (2015) 'Distinct mechanisms underlie oral versus aboral regeneration in the cnidarian Hydractinia echinata'. eLife, 4 . [DOI] [Details]|
|Sanz-NoguÃ©s C, Horan J, Thompson K, Howard L, Ryan G, Kassem M, O'Brien T (2015) 'Inefficiency in macromolecular transport of SCS-based microcapsules affects viability of primary human mesenchymal stem cells but not of immortalized cells'. Journal Of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, . [DOI] [Details]|
|Stanley A, Thompson K, Hynes A, Brakebusch C, Quondamatteo F (2014) 'NADPH oxidase complex-derived reactive oxygen species, the actin cytoskeleton, and Rho GTPases in cell migration'. Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, 20 (13):2026-2042. [DOI] [Details]|
|Lang, Y,del Monte, F,Collins, L,Rodriguez, BJ,Thompson, K,Dockery, P,Finn, DP,Pandit, A (2013) 'Functionalization of the living diatom Thalassiosira weissflogii with thiol moieties'. Nature Communications, 4 . [DOI] [Details]|
|Thompson K, Dockery P, Horobin RW (2012) 'Predicting and avoiding subcellular compartmentalization artifacts arising from acetoxymethyl ester calcium imaging probes. The case of fluo-3 AM and a general account of the phenomenon including a problem avoidance chart'. Biotechnic & Histochemistry, 87 (7):468-483. [DOI] [Details]|
|Sotthibundhu A, McDonagh K, Klawiter A, Thompson K, Dockery P., Devine M, Kunath T, O’Brien T, Barry F, Shen S* (2013) Autophagy mechanism in reprogramming and induced pluripotent stem cells. ISSCR Conference 2013, Boston. Abstract [Details]|
|McDonagh K, Sotthibundhu A, Thompson K, McDermott E, Dockery P., Schwartz PH, Brick DJ, O’Brien T, Barry F, Shen S* (2013) Establishing in Vitro Models of Autism Spectrum Disorders Using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells. ISSCR Conference 2013, Boston. Abstract [Details]|
|THOMPSON, K et al. (2009) A stereological study on the effects of the Mirena/Levonogestrel releasing device on the morphology of the human myometrium. JOURNAL OF ANATOMY. Abstract [Details]|
|Thompson, K,Brennan, D,Glynn, S,Dockery, P,Finn, DP (2008) A stereological study of the structural changes in hyaline cartilage in a model of rheumatoid arthritis. Abstract [Details]|
Under the Microscope
|Association: Microscopy Society Of Ireland , Function/Role: Honorary Secretary|
|Association: Royal Microscopy Society , Function/Role: Fellow|
|Association: European Society for Human Reproduction , Function/Role: Ordinary Member|
|Association: Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland , Function/Role: Ordinary Member|