Pathophysiology, Physiology & Pharmacology
Ph.D. Pharmacology University College Dublin 2001 Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2001-2005) Lecturer/Senior lecturer in Pharmacology & Biology - Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - Bahrain (2005-2013) Adjunct lecturer in Pathophysiology, Physiology & Pharmacology - Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (2013-2014) Firecrest Clinical, ICON Plc.(2014 - Present)
My research group, based in RCSI Bahrain studies polymorphic alterations to genes associated with conveying resistance to or protecting the body from the effects of insulin. These genes encode for cytokines termed adipokines, that are predominantly released from adipose tissue. Most of these adipokines are released in increasing amounts with increasing visceral adiposity, with the association of type 2 Diabetes mellitus and obesity termed Diabesity.