(Structured PhD) Physiology

College of Science,
School of Medicine

Course overview

The Discipline carries out research in a number of areas including the disorders of the central nervous system, electrophysiology, ovarian physiology, skeletal muscle physiology, diabetes mellitus and liver regeneration.

Programmes available

Structured PhD (full-time, four years)

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

Researcher profiles

Dr. Karen Doyle
karen.doyle@nuigalway.ie
www.nuigalway.ie/faculties_departments/physiology/StaffMain.html#Karen
RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Neurotoxicity; neurodegeneration; cell stress and neuroprotection; Neurological and psychiatric disorders of the central nervous system

Dr. Ailish Hynes
ailish.hynes@nuigalway.ie
www.nuigalway.ie/faculties_departments/physiology/StaffMain.html#Ailish
RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Reproductive physiology; follicle growth and development; ovulation control; preimplantation embryo growth and development.

Dr. Beth Mallard
beth.mallard@nuigalway.ie
www.nuigalway.ie/faculties_departments/physiology/StaffMain.html#Beth
RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Liver microcirculation; intravital fluorescence microscopy; liver regeneration.

Dr. Karl McCullagh
Karl.mccullagh@nuigalway.ie
www.nuigalway.ie/faculties_departments/physiology/StaffMain.html#Karl
RESEARCH INTERESTS:
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
leo.quinlan@nuigalway.ie
www.nuigalway.ie/faculties_departments/physiology/StaffMain.html#Leo
RESEARCH INTERESTS:
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
Michelle.roche@nuigalway.ie
www.nuigalway.ie/faculties_departments/physiology/StaffMain.html#Michelle
RESEARCH INTERESTS:
My research interests focus on increasing understanding of the neurobiological mechanisms underpinning neuroinflammation, mood disorders (anxiety and depression) and pain.

Dr. Amir Shafat
amir.shafat@nuigalway.ie
http://www.nuigalway.ie/faculties_departments/physiology/StaffMain.html#Amir
RESEARCH INTERESTS:
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
antony.wheatley@nuigalway.ie
http://www.nuigalway.ie/faculties_departments/physiology/StaffMain.html#Tony
RESEARCH INTERESTS:
(i) intravital fluorescence microscopy for investigation of the microcirculation of the organs/tissues; (ii) liver regeneration (iii) immune-mediated liver injury (iv) gut permeability

 

PAC code

Structured PhD, full-time—GYP12 - College of MNHS
Structured PhD, full-time-GYR15 - College of Science

Current project

Fees for this course

EU: €4,529 p.a. 2017/18

Non-EU: €13,750 p.a. 2017/18