Cancer Research

The Discipline of Surgery at the Lambe Institute is home to a wide range of funded cancer research programmes involving academics, clinicians, full time researchers and graduate students.

Our breast cancer research laboratory and Cancer Biobank is primarily funded by the National Breast Cancer Research Institute.

Research Leads
Dr Laura Barkley
Dr Róisín Dwyer
Professor Michael Kerin
Professor Aoife Lowery
Dr Nicola Miller

Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr Vinitha Richard, Precision Oncology Ireland

Graduate Students
Brandon Sugrue, Precision Oncology Ireland PhD Student
Kelsey Bruce, Hardiman PhD Student
Yashna Chabria, LifeTime CDT PhD Student
Ritihaas Challapalli, NBCRI PhD Student
Matthew Davey, NBCRI PhD Student
Gerard Feeney, MD Student
Elan McCarthy, Precision Oncology Ireland SFI PhD Student
Domhnall O'Connor, NBCRI PhD Student
Clodagh O'Neill, NBCRI PhD Student
Ronan Waldron, PhD Student

Vascular Research

Research Lead
Professor Stewart Walsh

Professor Walsh leads Leg Ulcer Centre Ireland (  This centre specialises in managing patients with lower limb ulcers and is a collaboration between Saolta University Health Care Group, HSE Community Services and NUI Galway. 

Graduate Students
Thomas Aherne, MD Student
Mohammed Alagha, PhD Student
Mohamed El Sharkawi, MD Student
Colum Keohane, MD Student
Fiona Nolan, MD Student
Mark Twyford, MD Student