Dr Siobhan McMahon

B.Sc., Ph.D.

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
Department of Anatomy
NUI
Galway

T: Ext. 2838
E: siobhan.mcmahon@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Dr Siobhan McMahon was awarded her B.Sc.(Hons) in Biology from NUI Maynooth in 1994. She was awarded her Ph.D. in 2000 from University College Cork where she investigated the differentiation of radial glial in the developing spinal cord. She continued her research in University College Cork as a postdoctoral research fellow investigating the lineage potential of glial cells in the developing spinal cord. In 2005 she joined REMEDI as a HRB funded postdoctoral fellow. Her research then focused on the use of lentiviral vectors to treat injury in the central nervous system. In November 2006 she joined the Discipline of Anatomy as a lecturer . Her research currently involves use of stem cells, viral vectors and polymer scaffolds to promote regeneration following spinal cord injury.

Research Interests

spinal cord repair, glial scarring, neurotrophic factors, developmental neurobiology, stem cell biology, gene therapy, scaffolds for spinal cord tissue engineering, rnerve regeneration.

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
MOHD NOR AZIM BIN AB PATAR KEMENTERIAN PENGAJIAN TINGGI MALAYSIA FRANK BARRY 01-SEP-12 31-AUG-16
DEVELOPMENT OF A PLATFORM GROWTH ACTOR DELIVERY TECHNOLOGY FROM HYDROGELS MALLINKRODT MED COVIDIEN SIOBHAN MCMAHON BIODELIVERY PROJ PART 2 OF 2 28-SEP-10 30-JUN-14
GENERAL ACCOUNT SIOBHAN MCMAHON 01-DEC-09 30-NOV-17
HRB REGENERATION OF INJURED SPINAL CORD S MCMA 01-AUG-07 31-JUL-10
MF06P34 MILLENNIUM FUND 2006 S MCMAHON 01-JAN-07 09-JUN-09
HRB-siRNA to CNS- RP2005140 S MC MAHON 07-NOV-05 31-MAR-10

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2014) 'Comparison of Cellular Architecture, Axonal Growth, and Blood Vessel Formation Through Cell-Loaded Polymer Scaffolds in the Transected Rat Spinal Cord'
Madigan, NN,Chen, BK,Knight, AM,Rooney, GE,Sweeney, E,Kinnavane, L,Yaszemski, MJ,Dockery, P,O'Brien, T,McMahon, SS,Windebank, AJ (2014) 'Comparison of Cellular Architecture, Axonal Growth, and Blood Vessel Formation Through Cell-Loaded Polymer Scaffolds in the Transected Rat Spinal Cord'. Tissue Engineering Part A, 20 :2985-2997 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Assembly of Protein-based Hollow Spheres Encapsulating a Therapeutic Factor'
Kraskiewicz H, Breen B, Sargeant T, McMahon S, Pandit A (2013) 'Assembly of Protein-based Hollow Spheres Encapsulating a Therapeutic Factor'. Acs Chemical Neuroscience, [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Lentiviral vector delivery of short hairpin RNA to NG2 and neurotrophin-3 promotes locomotor recovery in injured rat spinal cord'
Donnelly, EM,Madigan, NN,Rooney, GE,Knight, A,Chen, BK,Ball, B,Kinnavane, L,Garcia, Y,Dockery, P,Fraher, J,Strappe, PM,Windebank, AJ,O'Brien, T,McMahon, SS (2012) 'Lentiviral vector delivery of short hairpin RNA to NG2 and neurotrophin-3 promotes locomotor recovery in injured rat spinal cord'. Cytotherapy, 14 :1235-1244 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Lentiviral vector delivery of short hairpin RNA to NG2 and neurotrophin-3 promotes locomotor recovery in injured rat spinal cord'
Donnelly EM, Madigan NN, Rooney GE, Knight A, Chen B, Ball B, Kinnavane L, Garcia Y, Dockery P, Fraher J, Strappe PM, Windebank AJ, O'Brien T, McMahon SS (2012) 'Lentiviral vector delivery of short hairpin RNA to NG2 and neurotrophin-3 promotes locomotor recovery in injured rat spinal cord'. Cytotherapy, 14 (10):1235-1244 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Neuronal glycosylation differentials in normal, injured and chondroitinase-treated environments'
Kilcoyne, M,Sharma, S,McDevitt, N,O'Leary, C,Joshi, L,McMahon, SS (2012) 'Neuronal glycosylation differentials in normal, injured and chondroitinase-treated environments'. Biochemical And Biophysical Research Communications, 420 :616-622 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) 'Thermosensitive hydrogel for prolonged delivery of lentiviral vector expressing neurotrophin-3 in vitro'
McMahon, SS,Nikolskaya, N,Choileain, SN,Hennessy, N,O'Brien, T,Strappe, PM,Gorelov, A,Rochev, Y (2011) 'Thermosensitive hydrogel for prolonged delivery of lentiviral vector expressing neurotrophin-3 in vitro'. Journal Of Gene Medicine, 13 :591-601 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) 'Nano-textured self-assembled aligned collagen hydrogels promote directional neurite guidance and overcome inhibition by myelin associated glycoprotein'
Mohammad T. Abu-Rub, Kristen L. Billiar, Maarten H. van Es, Andrew Knight, Brian J. Rodriguez, Dimitrios I. Zeugolis, Siobhan McMahon, Anthony J. Windebank and Abhay Pandit (2011) 'Nano-textured self-assembled aligned collagen hydrogels promote directional neurite guidance and overcome inhibition by myelin associated glycoprotein'. Soft Matter, [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) 'Engraftment, migration and differentiation of neural stem cells in the rat spinal cord following contusion injury'
McMahon, SS,Albermann, S,Rooney, GE,Shaw, G,Garcia, Y,Sweeney, E,Hynes, J,Dockery, P,O'Brien, T,Windebank, AJ,Allsopp, TE,Barry, FP (2010) 'Engraftment, migration and differentiation of neural stem cells in the rat spinal cord following contusion injury'. Cytotherapy, 12 :313-325 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Lentiviral vector-mediated knockdown of the neuroglycan 2 proteoglycan or expression of neurotrophin-3 promotes neurite outgrowth in a cell culture model of the glial scar'
Donnelly, EM,Strappe, PM,McGinley, LM,Madigan, NN,Geurts, E,Rooney, GE,Windebank, AJ,Fraher, J,Dockery, P,O'Brien, T,McMahon, SS (2010) 'Lentiviral vector-mediated knockdown of the neuroglycan 2 proteoglycan or expression of neurotrophin-3 promotes neurite outgrowth in a cell culture model of the glial scar'. Journal Of Gene Medicine, 12 :863-872 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Lentiviral vector-mediated knockdown of the NG2 [corrected] proteoglycan or expression of neurotrophin-3 promotes neurite outgrowth in a cell culture model of the glial scar'
Donnelly EM, Strappe PM, McGinley LM, Madigan NN, Geurts E, Rooney GE, Windebank AJ, Fraher J, Dockery P, O'Brien T, McMahon SS (2010) 'Lentiviral vector-mediated knockdown of the NG2 [corrected] proteoglycan or expression of neurotrophin-3 promotes neurite outgrowth in a cell culture model of the glial scar'. Journal Of Gene Medicine, 12 (11):863-872 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Engraftment, migration and differentiation of neural stem cells in the rat spinal cord following contusion injury'
McMahon SS, Albermann S, Rooney GE, Shaw G, Garcia Y, Sweeney E, Hynes J, Dockery P, O'Brien T, Windebank AJ, Allsopp TE, Barry FP (2010) 'Engraftment, migration and differentiation of neural stem cells in the rat spinal cord following contusion injury'. Cytotherapy, 12 (3):313-325 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Effect of cyclosporin A on functional recovery in the spinal cord following contusion injury'
McMahon, SS,Albermann, S,Rooney, GE,Moran, C,Hynes, J,Garcia, Y,Dockery, P,O'Brien, T,Windebank, AJ,Barry, FP (2009) 'Effect of cyclosporin A on functional recovery in the spinal cord following contusion injury'. Journal Of Anatomy, 215 :267-279 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Neurotrophic Factor-Expressing Mesenchymal Stem Cells Survive Transplantation into the Contused Spinal Cord Without Differentiating into Neural Cells'
Rooney, GE,McMahon, SS,Ritter, T,Garcia, Y,Moran, C,Madigan, NN,Flugel, A,Dockery, P,O'Brien, T,Howard, L,Windebank, AJ,Barry, FP (2009) 'Neurotrophic Factor-Expressing Mesenchymal Stem Cells Survive Transplantation into the Contused Spinal Cord Without Differentiating into Neural Cells'. Tissue Engineering Part A, 15 :3049-3059 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2009) 'Analysis of cellular environment of spinal cord lesion following transplantation of neural stem cells into injured rat spinal cord'
Hynes, J.,Bourke, E.,Deering, E. M.,Doherty, G.,Murray, A.,Dockery, P.,Doyle, K.,Gorman, A.,Barry, F. P.,McMahon, S. S. (2009) 'Analysis of cellular environment of spinal cord lesion following transplantation of neural stem cells into injured rat spinal cord'. Journal of Anatomy, 214 (55):793-793 [Details]
(2009) 'Effect of cyclosporin A on functional recovery in the spinal cord following contusion injury'
McMahon SS, Albermann S, Rooney GE, Moran C, Hynes J, Garcia Y, Dockery P, O'Brien T, Windebank AJ, Barry FP (2009) 'Effect of cyclosporin A on functional recovery in the spinal cord following contusion injury'. Journal Of Anatomy, 215 (3):267-279 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Neurotrophic factor-expressing mesenchymal stem cells survive transplantation into the contused spinal cord without differentiating into neural cells'
Rooney GE, McMahon SS, Ritter T, Garcia Y, Moran C, Madigan NN, Flügel A, Dockery P, O'Brien T, Howard L, Windebank AJ, Barry FP (2009) 'Neurotrophic factor-expressing mesenchymal stem cells survive transplantation into the contused spinal cord without differentiating into neural cells'. Tissue Engineering, 15 (10):3049-3059 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Gene-modified mesenchymal stem cells express functionally active nerve growth factor on an engineered poly lactic glycolic acid (PLGA) substrate'
Rooney, GE,Moran, C,McMahon, SS,Ritter, T,Maenz, M,Flugel, A,Dockery, P,O'Brien, T,Howard, L,Windebank, AJ,Barry, FP (2008) 'Gene-modified mesenchymal stem cells express functionally active nerve growth factor on an engineered poly lactic glycolic acid (PLGA) substrate'. Tissue Engineering Part A, 14 :681-690 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Gene-modified mesenchymal stem cells express functionally active nerve growth factor on an engineered poly lactic glycolic acid (PLGA) substrate'
Rooney GE, Moran C, McMahon SS, Ritter T, Maenz M, Flügel A, Dockery P, O'Brien T, Howard L, Windebank AJ, Barry FP (2008) 'Gene-modified mesenchymal stem cells express functionally active nerve growth factor on an engineered poly lactic glycolic acid (PLGA) substrate'. Tissue Engineering, 14 (5):681-690 [DOI] [Details]
(2003) 'Estimation of nuclear volume as an indicator of maturation of glial precursor cells in the developing rat spinal cord: a stereological approach'
McMahon SS, Dockery P, McDermott KW (2003) 'Estimation of nuclear volume as an indicator of maturation of glial precursor cells in the developing rat spinal cord: a stereological approach'. Journal Of Anatomy, 203 (3):339-344 [Details]
(2003) 'Estimation of nuclear volume as an indicator of maturation of glial precursor cells in the developing rat spinal cord: a stereological approach'
McMahon, SS,Dockery, P,McDermott, KW (2003) 'Estimation of nuclear volume as an indicator of maturation of glial precursor cells in the developing rat spinal cord: a stereological approach'. Journal Of Anatomy, 203 :339-344 [Details]
(2002) 'Morphology and differentiation of radial glia in the developing rat spinal cord'
McMahon, SS,McDermott, KW (2002) 'Morphology and differentiation of radial glia in the developing rat spinal cord'. J Comp Neurol, 454 :263-271 [DOI] [Details]
(2001) 'Proliferation and migration of glial precursor cells in the developing rat spinal cord'
McMahon, SS,McDermott, KW (2001) 'Proliferation and migration of glial precursor cells in the developing rat spinal cord'. Journal Of Neurocytology, 30 :821-828 [Details]
(2001) 'Proliferation and migration of glial precursor cells in the developing rat spinal cord'
McMahon SS, McDermott KW. (2001) 'Proliferation and migration of glial precursor cells in the developing rat spinal cord'. Journal Of Neurocytology, 30 (9-10):821-828 [Details]
(2002) 'Morphology and Differentiation of Radial Glia in the Developing Rat Spinal Cord'
McMahon, S.S. & McDermott, K.W. (2002) 'Morphology and Differentiation of Radial Glia in the Developing Rat Spinal Cord'. JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE NEUROLOGY, THE, 454 (3):263-271 [Details]
(2005) 'Role of radial glia in cytogenesis, patterning and boundary formation in the developing rat spinal cord'
McDermott K.W., Barry D.S. & McMahon S.S. (2005) 'Role of radial glia in cytogenesis, patterning and boundary formation in the developing rat spinal cord'. JOURNAL OF ANATOMY, 207 :241-250 [Details]
(2006) 'A comparison of cell transplantation and retroviral gene transfection as tools to study lineage and differentiation in the rat spinal cord'
McMahon, SS,McDermott, KW (2006) 'A comparison of cell transplantation and retroviral gene transfection as tools to study lineage and differentiation in the rat spinal cord'. Journal Of Neuroscience Methods, 152 :243-249 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'Developmental potential of radial glia investigated by transplantation into the developing rat ventricular system in utero'
McMahon, SS,McDermott, KW (2007) 'Developmental potential of radial glia investigated by transplantation into the developing rat ventricular system in utero'. Experimental Neurology, 203 :128-136 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Current tissue engineering and novel therapeutic approaches to axonal regeneration following spinal cord injury using polymer scaffolds'
Madigan NN, McMahon S, O'Brien T, Yaszemski MJ, Windebank AJ. (2009) 'Current tissue engineering and novel therapeutic approaches to axonal regeneration following spinal cord injury using polymer scaffolds'. Respiratory Medicine, 169 (2):183-199 [Details]
(2010) 'Spinal cord injury in vitro: modelling axon growth inhibition. '
Abu-Rub M, McMahon S, Zeugolis DI, Windebank A, Pandit A.  (2010) 'Spinal cord injury in vitro: modelling axon growth inhibition. '. Drug Discov Today, 15 (11-12):436-443 [Details]

Abstract

  Year Publication
(2007) Analysis of cellular environment of the injured rat spinal cord following treatment with cyclosporin A.
McMahon, S,Brennan, S,Kelly, J,O'Brien, L,Ryan, E,Dockery, P,Rooney, G,Moran, C,Windebank, A,Barry, F (2007) Analysis of cellular environment of the injured rat spinal cord following treatment with cyclosporin A. Abstract [Details]
(2008) An ultrastructural study of the effect of silencing NG2 inhibitory factor.
McMahon, S,Dockery, P,Donnelly, E,Fraher, J,Strappe, P,O'Brien, T (2008) An ultrastructural study of the effect of silencing NG2 inhibitory factor. Abstract [Details]
(2009) AN ASTROCYTE-DORSAL ROOT GANGLION CO-CULTURE MODEL TO ASSESS NEURITE OUTGROWTH FROM LENTIVIRAL VECTOR EXPRESSED NEUROTROPHIN-3.
McMahon, S,Rooney, G,Donnelly, E,O'Brien, T,Fraher, J,Windebank, A,Dockery, P,Hampton, D,Strappe, P (2009) AN ASTROCYTE-DORSAL ROOT GANGLION CO-CULTURE MODEL TO ASSESS NEURITE OUTGROWTH FROM LENTIVIRAL VECTOR EXPRESSED NEUROTROPHIN-3. Abstract [Details]

Conference Poster

  Year Publication
(2007) Effect of lentiviral vector expressing neurotrophin-3 on neurite outgrowth following spinal cord injury. Irish Society for Gene and Cell Therapy Meeting Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI), National University of Ireland, Galway.
McMahon S.S., Donnelly E., Fraher J.P., Dockery P., O'Brien T., Strappe P. (2007) Effect of lentiviral vector expressing neurotrophin-3 on neurite outgrowth following spinal cord injury. Irish Society for Gene and Cell Therapy Meeting Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI), National University of Ireland, Galway. Conference Poster [Details]
(2007) Analysis of the Effect of Cyclosporin A on the Cellular Environment of the Injured Rat Spinal Cord. Irish Society for Gene and Cell Therapy Meeting Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI), National University of Ireland, Galway.
Siobhan McMahon, Siobhan Brennan, Johanne Kelly, Laura O'Brien, Éanna Ryan, Peter Dockery, Gemma Rooney, Cathal Moran, Anthony Windebank, Frank Barry. (2007) Analysis of the Effect of Cyclosporin A on the Cellular Environment of the Injured Rat Spinal Cord. Irish Society for Gene and Cell Therapy Meeting Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI), National University of Ireland, Galway. Conference Poster [Details]
(2008) Effect of lentiviral vector expressing Neurotrophin-3 and shRNA for NG2 on cellular environment of injured spinal cord. ESGCT meeting Brugge.
Eleanor Donnelly, Siobhan McMahon, Peter Dockery, John Fraher, Padraig Strappe, Daniel O'Toole, Lisa McGinley, Timothy O'Brien. (2008) Effect of lentiviral vector expressing Neurotrophin-3 and shRNA for NG2 on cellular environment of injured spinal cord. ESGCT meeting Brugge. Belgium: Conference Poster [Details]
(2008) Thermosensitive Hydrogel For Prolonged Lentivirus Delivery. Neuroscience Ireland Meeting.
S.McMahon, N Nikolskaya, S. Ní Choileán, N. Hennessy, Y. Rochev. (2008) Thermosensitive Hydrogel For Prolonged Lentivirus Delivery. Neuroscience Ireland Meeting. NUI Galway: Conference Poster [Details]
(2008) Regeneration Of Injured Spinal Cord Neurons Through Implantable Polymer Bridges Using A Combined Approach Of Neurotrophic Support And Glial Scar Inhibition.. Neuroscience Ireland Meeting NUI.
N. Madigan, G. Rooney, T. Ritter, F. Barry, A. Windebank, T. O'Brien, S. McMahon. (2008) Regeneration Of Injured Spinal Cord Neurons Through Implantable Polymer Bridges Using A Combined Approach Of Neurotrophic Support And Glial Scar Inhibition.. Neuroscience Ireland Meeting NUI. Galway: Conference Poster [Details]
(2008) Neural stem cells reduce apoptosis following transplantation into injured rat spinal cord.. Neuroscience Ireland Meeting NUI Galway.
Jacqueline Hynes, Elaine Bourke, Eoin McCarthy Deering, Graham Doherty, Andrea Murray, Peter Dockery, Karen Doyle, Adrienne Gorman, Timothy Allsopp, Frank P. Barry, Siobhan S. McMahon. (2008) Neural stem cells reduce apoptosis following transplantation into injured rat spinal cord.. Neuroscience Ireland Meeting NUI Galway. Conference Poster [Details]
(2008) Analysis of Neural Stem Cells Following Transplantation into Injured Rat Spinal Cord. Irish Society for Gene and Cell Therapy Meeting University College Cork.
Siobhan S. McMahon, Silke Albermann , Gemma E. Rooney, Timothy O'Brien, Yolanda Garcia, Peter Dockery, Anthony J. Windebank, Timothy E. Allsopp, Frank P. Barry. (2008) Analysis of Neural Stem Cells Following Transplantation into Injured Rat Spinal Cord. Irish Society for Gene and Cell Therapy Meeting University College Cork. Conference Poster [Details]
(2008) Silencing Ng2 Inhibitory Factor And Its Effect On Dorsal Root Ganglia Neurite Outgrowth. Neuroscience Ireland Meeting NUI.
Eleanor Donnelly, Lisa Mcginley, Peter Dockery, John Fraher, Padraig Strappe, Daniel O'Toole, Nicolas Madigan, Gemma Rooney, Timothy O'Brien, Siobhan McMahon. (2008) Silencing Ng2 Inhibitory Factor And Its Effect On Dorsal Root Ganglia Neurite Outgrowth. Neuroscience Ireland Meeting NUI. Galway: Conference Poster [Details]
(2008) Analysis Of Neuron Cell Surface Glycosylation Differentials In A Chondroitin Sulphate Proteoglycan Inhibitory Environment. Neuroscience Ireland Meeting NUI Galway.
Claire O'Leary, Michelle Kilcoyne, Lokesh Joshi, Peter Dockery, Siobhan McMahon. (2008) Analysis Of Neuron Cell Surface Glycosylation Differentials In A Chondroitin Sulphate Proteoglycan Inhibitory Environment. Neuroscience Ireland Meeting NUI Galway. Conference Poster [Details]
(2008) Silencing NG2 inhibitory factor and its effect on dorsal root ganglia neurite outgrowth. Irish Society for Gene and Cell Therapy Meeting University College Cork.
Eleanor Donnelly, Siobhan McMahon, Peter Dockery, John Fraher, Padraig Strappe, Daniel O'Toole, Lisa Mcginley, Timothy O'Brien. (2008) Silencing NG2 inhibitory factor and its effect on dorsal root ganglia neurite outgrowth. Irish Society for Gene and Cell Therapy Meeting University College Cork. Conference Poster [Details]
(2008) Analysis of Neural Stem Cells Following Transplantation into Injured Rat Spinal Cord. Neuroscience Ireland Meeting.
Siobhan S. McMahon, Silke Albermann, Gemma E. Rooney, Timothy O'Brien, Yolanda Garcia, Peter Dockery, Anthony J. Windebank, Timothy E. Allsopp, Frank P. Barry. (2008) Analysis of Neural Stem Cells Following Transplantation into Injured Rat Spinal Cord. Neuroscience Ireland Meeting. NUI Galway: Conference Poster [Details]
(2008) Analysis of Cellular Environment of Spinal Cord Lesion Following Transplantation of Neural Stem Cells into Injured Rat Spinal Cord. Meeting of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland Nottingham.
Jacqueline Hynes, Elaine Bourke, Eoin McCarthy Deering, Graham Doherty, Andrea Murray, Peter Dockery, Karen Doyle, Adrienne Gorman, Frank P. Barry, Siobhan S. McMahon. (2008) Analysis of Cellular Environment of Spinal Cord Lesion Following Transplantation of Neural Stem Cells into Injured Rat Spinal Cord. Meeting of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland Nottingham. Conference Poster [Details]
(2007) Efficiency of lentiviral vector transduction in injured rat spinal cord. A stereological analysis. Meeting of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
Toal F., Donnelly E., O'Brien T., Kelly J.P., Fraher J.P., Strappe P., Dockery P., McMahon S.S. (2007) Efficiency of lentiviral vector transduction in injured rat spinal cord. A stereological analysis. Meeting of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Durham: Conference Poster [Details]
(2007) Analysis of Cellular Environment of the Injured Rat Spinal Cord following Treatment with Cyclosporin. 8th European meeting on glial cell function in health and disease London.
A. Siobhan McMahon, Siobhan Brennan, Johanne Kelly, Laura O'Brien, Éanna Ryan, Peter Dockery, Gemma Rooney, Cathal Moran, Anthony Windebank, Frank Barry. (2007) Analysis of Cellular Environment of the Injured Rat Spinal Cord following Treatment with Cyclosporin. 8th European meeting on glial cell function in health and disease London. Conference Poster [Details]
(2007) Effect of Lentiviral Vector Expressing Neurotrophin-3 on Dorsal Root Ganglia Neurite Outgrowth. 8th European meeting on glial cell function in health and disease London.
Donnelly E., McMahon S.S., Strappe P, Rooney G., Fraher J.P., Dockery P., O'Brien T. (2007) Effect of Lentiviral Vector Expressing Neurotrophin-3 on Dorsal Root Ganglia Neurite Outgrowth. 8th European meeting on glial cell function in health and disease London. Conference Poster [Details]
(2008) Glial-Derived Neurotrophic Factor-Expressing Mesenchymal Stem Cells Survive Transplantation into the Contused Spinal Cord without Differentiating into Neural Cells. SFN Meeting.
Gemma E. Rooney, Siobhan S. McMahon, Thomas Ritter, Yolanda Garcia, Nicolas Madigan, Alexander Flügel, Kim K. Nickander, Peter Dockery, Timothy O'Brien, Linda Howard, Anthony J. Windebank and Frank P. Barry. (2008) Glial-Derived Neurotrophic Factor-Expressing Mesenchymal Stem Cells Survive Transplantation into the Contused Spinal Cord without Differentiating into Neural Cells. SFN Meeting. San Diego: Conference Poster [Details]

Invited papers

  Year Publication
(2007) Gene and stem cell therapy approaches to treatment of spinal cord injury. Invited speaker. Irish Network for Neural Stem Cell Investigators Trinity College, Dublin.
McMahon, S. (2007) Gene and stem cell therapy approaches to treatment of spinal cord injury. Invited speaker. Irish Network for Neural Stem Cell Investigators Trinity College, Dublin. Invited papers [Details]

Workshops

  Year Publication
(2008) Effect of Neural Stem Cells on Spinal Cord Contusion injury. 12th Annual Hilton Head Workshop entitled, Regenerative Medicine: Advancing to Next Generation Therapies Hilton Head, South Carolina, U.S.A.
McMahon, S. (2008) Effect of Neural Stem Cells on Spinal Cord Contusion injury. 12th Annual Hilton Head Workshop entitled, Regenerative Medicine: Advancing to Next Generation Therapies Hilton Head, South Carolina, U.S.A. Workshops [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
Awarded First Prize
Awarded EMBO Short Term Fellowship
Awarded First Prize
Invited Speaker
Awarded First Prize
2007 Article Published NA

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland Member /
European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy Member /
Neuroscience Ireland Member /
British Neuroscience Association Member /
Irish Society for Gene and Cell Therapy Member /
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society Member /
Federation of European Neuroscience Societies Member /
Society for Neuroscience Member /

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2012 Nicolas Madigan PhD Y
2010 Eleanor Donnelly PhD Y

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Vaibhav Patil Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Engineering) Co-supervisor (1)
Mohd Ab Patar Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Medicine) Supervisor
Aniket Kshirsagar Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Engineering) Co-supervisor (1)