Dr Amira Mahdi

Dr Amira Mahdi

Junior Council

Amira Mahdi is an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Sciences at the School of Medicine, University of Limerick. Amira received a BSc. (Hons) in Biomedical Science from the University of Galway in 2016. Following this she was awarded an Irish Research Council Post-graduate Scholarship to undertake her PhD studies at the University of Limerick. Amira’s PhD examined the role of newly synthesised proteins in the progression of breast cancer. Following this, Amira took up a post-doctoral researcher role as part of a Science Foundation Ireland Strategic Partnerships Award, in collaboration with Puma Biotechnology at the National Institute for Cellular Biotechnology (NICB) at Dublin City University (DCU).During her time at DCU, Amira worked on devising novel combination treatment strategies for HER2+ breast cancer. Amira joined the School of Medicine in September 2023. Her current research interests include the microenvironmental regulation of therapeutic resistance in breast cancer and investigating the interactions between cancer treatment and the blood brain barrier for the treatment of brain metastasis.

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