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Michael Conall Dennedy

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Conall's research looks at how inflammation and immune function contributes to the development of the metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus in obesity.

Researcher in

Research Project Area: 

 An investigation of the interaction between mesenchymal stem cells and macrophages in obese individuals and the contribution of this interaction towards the development of the metabolic syndrome in obesity.

Positions Held: 

2008-present: Research Registrar/NSAFP Fellow, REMEDI.
Macrophage Biology
Mesenchymal Stem Cell Biology
Obesity/the Metabolic Syndrome

2002 – 2004: MD Student/Research Fellow, Dept. Of Obstetrics & Gynecology, NUI, Galway.
Preterm Labour
Β3 Adrenoreceptor

2002-2008: Intern, Senior House Officer, Galway University Hospital.

2002-2008: Registrar, Specialist, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.

2002-2008: Registrar in Clinical Medicine and Endocrinology/Diabetes Mellitus, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin.

Awards & Honours: 

Oct 1999 Intercalated BSc Pharmacology

Dec 2001 William Blair Bell Medal, RCOG, London.

July 2002 MB, BAO, BCh.

June 2005 MRCPI

July 2007 MD

July 2008 Royal College of Physicians in Ireland / Sanofi Aventis Endocrine Research Bursary

July 2009 National SpR Academic Fellowship Programme - HRB/HSE Funded

Selected Publications: 

1. Dennedy MC, Friel AM, Gardeil F, Morrison JJ. Beta-3 versus beta-2 adrenergic agonists and preterm labour: in vitro uterine relaxation effects. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2000; 108: 605-09.

2. Connor TJ, Dennedy MC, Harkin A, Kelly JP. Methylenedioxymethamphetamine-induced suppression of interleukin-1 beta and tumour necrosis factor-alpha is not mediated by serotonin. European Journal of Pharmacology. 2001; 418: 147-52.

3. Houlihan DD, Dennedy MC, Morrison JJ. Polyamine effects on human myometrial contractility. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2002; 186: 778-83.

4. Dennedy MC, Houlihan DD, McMillan H, Morrison JJ. Beta 2 and beta 3 adrenoreceptor agonists: Human myometrial selectivity and effects on umbilical artery resistance. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2002; 187: 641-47.

5. Potter SM, Dennedy MC, Morrison JJ. Corticosteroids and fetal vasculature: effects of hydrocortisone, dexamethasone and betamethasone on human umbilical artery. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2002; 109: 1126-31.

6. Dennedy MC, Friel AM, Houlihan DD, Broderick VB, Smith T, Morrison JJ. Cannabinoids and the human uterus during pregnancy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2004; 190; 2-9.

7. Houlihan DD, Dennedy MC, Ravikumar N, Morrison JJ. Antihypertensive therapy and the feto-placental circulation: effects on umbilical artery resistance. Journal of Perinatal Medicine. 2004; 32: 315-9.

8. Dennedy MC, Smith D, O’Shea D, McKenna TJ. The Investigation of Severe or Atypical Hyperandrogenaemia in Women, Including the Investigation of Androgen Secreting Ovarian Teratoma. European Journal Of Endocrinology. In Press.

Professional and Personal Interests: 



Clinical Interest in Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus with subspecialist interests in Young Adult / Adolescent Type 1 Diabetes and Obesity.

Research Interest in Immunometabolic interactions in obesity.


Endurance Running / Marathon Running / Trail Running



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