Stem Cell Commitment, Chondrogenesis, Transcriptional Networks
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Andrea’s research focuses on identifying the transcription factors and their target genes in mesenchymal stem cells as they pertain to commitment to chondrogenesis. This research is part of work package 4 of the Systems Biology Ireland collaboration with REMEDI. The main objective of this research is to develop a better understanding of the differentiation process, thus allowing a more tailored MSC- derived chondrocyte for use in specific clinical applications.
December 2010 - Present Ph.D Postgraduate student, REMEDI, NUI Galway.
September 2009 - August 2010 M.Sc in Regenerative Medicine, REMEDI, NUIG (M.Sc Research project - Cardiovascular Group)
2004 - 2008 B.Sc (Honours) Biology, NUI Maynooth