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College of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Sciences,
School of Medicine
MSc (Physiology), full-time
MSc (Physiology), part-time
Please note these options are also on offer via the College of Science.
Candidates should normally have a high honours standard in a relevant academic discipline at primary degree level or equivalent together with the support of an academic staff member who is approved by the College to supervise the research in terms of its nature and scope.
Additionally candidates may be required to submit a research proposal for consideration by the School as part of their application.
Areas of interest
- Neurotoxicity, neurodegeneration and neuroprotection
- Reproductive physiology
- Liver microcirculation and regeneration
- Skeletal muscle plasticity and muscular dystrophy
- Epithelial physiology and electrophysiology
- Neuroinflammation, mood disorders and pain
- Gastric function; Diabetes Mellitus
Dr. Karen Doyle
Neurotoxicity; neurodegeneration; cell stress and neuroprotection; Neurological and psychiatric disorders of the central nervous system.
Dr. Ailish Hynes
Reproductive physiology; follicle growth and development; ovulation control; preimplantation embryo growth and development.
Dr. Beth Mallard
Liver microcirculation; intravital fluorescence microscopy; liver regeneration.
Dr. Karl McCullagh
Skeletal muscle biology from basic cellular mechanisms to disease states such as muscular dystrophy; gene and stem cell therapy for muscular and neuromuscular disorders.
Dr. Leo Quinlan
Epithelial physiology (inflammation and dyregulation in oviduct, colon and bladder), Stem cells, neuronal noise (neuro-modulation), electrophysiology (Ussing chambers, patch clamp, brain slice), Cell signalling (inositol, purinoceptors).
Dr. Michelle Roche
My research interests focus on increasing understanding of the neurobiological mechanisms underpinning neuroinflammation, mood disorders (anxiety and depression) and pain.
Dr. Amir Shafat
Nutritional regulation of gastric emptying rates; Glucose oxidation test as a biomarker for type 2 diabetes mellitus; Stable isotope techniques, e.g., 13CO2 breath test.
Prof. Antony Wheatley
(i) intravital fluorescence microscopy for investigation of the microcirculation of the organs/tissues; (ii) liver regeneration (iii) immune-mediated liver injury (iv) gut permeability.
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PhD (full-time) GYN41
PhD (part-time) GYN42
MSc (full-time) GYN43
MSc (part-time) GYN44
College of Science
PhD (full-time) GYT41
PhD (part-time) GYT42
MSc (full-time) GYT43
MSc (part-time) GYT44
Fees for this course
EU: €4,529 p.a. 2016/17
Non-EU: €13,750 p.a. 2016/17
Ph.D. EU Full time programme: €4,529 p.a.
Ph.D. EU Part time programme: €2,320 p.a.