Prof. Lorraine O’Driscoll

Prof. Lorraine O’Driscoll

Professor of Pharmacology + Biomedicine, School of Pharmacy + Pharmaceutical Sciences + Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute; Research Lead, Trinity St. James’s Cancer Institute, Trinity College Dublin

Prof. Lorraine O’Driscoll BSc(Hons Pharmacol), MSc(Clinical Pharmacol), MA(Ed), PhD(Biotech), FTCD, FRSB, MRIA, is Chair of Pharmacology and Biomedicine, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, TCD & Research Lead of the OECI-designated Trinity St. James’s Cancer Institute (TSJCI) cancer centre. Lorraine has served two terms on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) and is Chair of ISEV’s Annual Conferences in 2021 and in 2022. Lorraine was Founding Director of the H2020-funded Consortium entitled Microvesicles and Exosomes in Health and Disease, which brought together 360 researchers from industry, academic and clinics in 31 countries. She is PI/Director of a €3.9Mi H2020-MSCA-ITN TRAIN-EV, training 15xPhD students and including 5 academic and 7 industry partners and she is one of 12 recipients, across all disciplines, of a €1M Irish Research Council Advanced Laureate Award; the only female recipient in STEM. Lorraine led the recently announced proposal for a €4Mi North-South emerging hub of excellence, the All-Ireland Cancer Liquid Biopsies Consortium (CLuB), a collaboration between TCD, QUB and NUIG. She is also the TCD PI/Partner on the North-South All-Island Cancer Research Institute (AICRI)Start, led by UCD. Her group’s research has resulted in clinical trials, patents, and publications including New Engl. J. Medicine, Cancer Research, Molecular Cancer, JEV, Nature Methods. Lorraine has supervised 29 PhD students to completion. A highlight of the many things that Lorraine loves about her job is working with a fantastic research group and with patient representatives.

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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