Team members

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  • Prof Jochen Prehn
  • Patsy Connolly (Administrative and Operations Manager)

Computational Modeling:

  • Heinrich Huber, Ph.D. (Co-PI)

Director of Molecular Imaging:

  • Heiko Duessmann, Ph.D.

Data Base Manager and Bioinformatician:

  • Ana Barat, Ph.D.

Senior Technician/Outreach Officer:

  • Helena Bonner, Ph.D.

Laboratory Manager:

  • Ina Woods

Research Engineer Image Analysis and Biostatistician:

  • Alexa Resler, M.Sc.


  • Dr Niamh Connolly (Neuroscience therapeutics, AMPK modelling)
  • Dr Karen Coughlan, (AMPK: signaling and therapeutic target)
  • Dr Beatrice D’Orsi (Neuroscience therapeutics)
  • Dr Steven Carberry (Colon cancer, APO-COLON)
  • Dr. Martin Crivello Garcia (ALS, neurodegenerative therapeutics).
  • Dr Marion Hogg (Angiogenin as a therapeutic target, ALS)
  • Dr Sinead Kinsella (ALS, neurodegenerative therapeutics).
  • Dr Andreas Lindner (Colorectal cancer)
    Protein Response, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology)
  • Dr  Naser Monsefi
  • Dr Guiyeom Kang
  • Dr Shona Pfeiffer (Neuroscience therapeutics, diabetes)
  • Dr Manuela Salvucci
  • Dr Franziska Walter
  • Dr Orla Watters (Neuroscience therapeutics)
  • Dr  Natalia Niewidok (Colon cancer)
  • Dr Guiyeom Kang (Computational neuroscience and systems biology)

Ph.D. Students:

  • Ciara Dunphy, BSc (AMPK: signaling and colorectal cancer biomarkers) (SFI Student)
  • Stefan Haunsberger, BSc
  • James Kealey, BSc (CRC: Imaging of cellular bioenergetics) (SFI student)
  • Mariangela Meyer Villamandos, BSc
  • Federico Lucantoni, MSc
  • Sergej Susdalzew, MSc (ANG – Mechanism of ribonucleolytic activity in ALS)

M.D. students:

  • Dr Karen Boland (Colon cancer biomarker and therapeutics)
  • Dr Kieron Sweeney (GBM therapeutics)
  • Dr Phil O’Halloran (GBM therapeutics)
  • Dr Siobhan Bacon (Diabetes biomarkers) (Co-supervisor)
  • Dr. Mark Woods
  • Dr. Zaitun Zakaria

Research Technician:

  • Aisling O’ Brien
  • Luise Halang
  • Megan Rayner

Research Nurse:

  • Orna Bacon, Colorectal cancer research nurse (Beaumont Hospital)