Catríona graduated from the University of Limerick with a degree in Science Education after which she completed a Masters in animal physiology. However, the confusion surrounding cancer is something that has always puzzled her and the desire to understand led her to undertake a PhD funded by the Irish Cancer Society in cancer research, specifically colon cancer.
Catríona is now employed as a post-doctoral researcher with funding from the Irish Research Council at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin where she is investigating the effect of HDAC6 inhibition in breast cancer. She recently received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Global Fellowship to attend a lab in New York University. When she isn’t adding stuff to tubes in the lab, Catríona can be found in the gym or running through the streets of Dublin.