Dr. Oonagh Griffin RD

Dr. Oonagh Griffin RD

Senior Pancreatic Cancer Dietitian, St Vincent’s University Hospital

Oonagh has worked as Senior Pancreatic Cancer Dietitian at the National Surgical Centre for Pancreatic Cancer at St Vincent’s University Hospital, since 2011, establishing a specialist dietetic service for people with pancreatic cancer.  A graduate of Dublin Institute of Technology/Trinity College Dublin, she initially worked at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin before moving to the UK to gain experience in oncology. She spent over 7 years working in the NHS from 2003 to 2010, including Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and St Bartholomew’s in London. Her final role in the NHS was as Dietitian Manager at the Royal Marsden Hospital where she was selected for the National Cancer Leadership Programme.

Oonagh is vice-chair of the Nutrition Interest Group of the Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (PSGBI), co-ordinating educational activities and representing the group at PSGBI Council since 2017. In 2015 she received a Health Research Board Research Training Fellowship, allowing her to complete her PhD at Trinity College Dublin.  She has recently been appointed as Adjunct Lecturer/ Assistant Professor in the School of Physiotherapy, Public Health and Sports Science, University College Dublin. Her research activities include cancer cachexia, pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, clinical nutritional interventions and body composition assessment.

3D mammosphere culture of breast epithelial cell line MCF10A.

Courtesy of Dr. Emer Bourke, NUI Galway

Phospho-Akt expression and localisation

Mediated by VEGF in A549 lung cancer cells. Visualised by high content image analysis.

Courtesy of Dr Martin Barr, Clinical Scientist & Adjunct Assistant Professor, St James’s Hospital & Trinity College Dublin

Metaphase chromosome spread of Jurkat T-lymphoma cells

Courtesy of Rebecca Gorry, PhD Student, Mc Gee Lab, UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, Conway Institute, UCD

Apoptosis assessment of SKMES-1 lung cancer cells

Using a multiparameter apoptosis staining kit, showing cell nuclei (blue), actin (green) and mitochondrial activity (orange).

Courtesy of Dr Martin Barr, Clinical Scientist & Adjunct Assistant Professor, St James’s Hospital & Trinity College Dublin

HeLa Cells

Courtesy of Rebecca Gorry, PhD Student, Mc Gee Lab, UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, Conway Institute, UCD

IACR & EACR Joint Conference 2020

26 — 28 February 2020 at Galway Bay Hotel, Galway

Mitotic Chronic Myelogenous Leukaemia K562 Cells

Courtesy of Rebecca Gorry, PhD Student, Mc Gee Lab, UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, Conway Institute, UCD

Cell to Cell Tweeting

Via nanoparticles (red) in Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)

Courtesy of Sinéad Lindsay, UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin (UCD) Ireland.

Confocal Microscopy Analysis

Of phospho-Akt expression in H460 lung cancer cells in response to hypoxia (0.5% O2).

Courtesy of Dr Martin Barr, Clinical Scientist & Adjunct Assistant Professor, St James’s Hospital & Trinity College Dublin

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