Dr. Tríona Ní Chonghaile joined the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, as a StAR Research Lecturer in 2015 (Link to RCSI principal investigator page). She was tenured in 2018 as a Lecturer in the Department of Physiology and Medical Physics. She completed her PhD in Biochemistry (NUIG) in 2008, studying the role of BCL-2 family members in endoplasmic reticulum stress. Her interest in the BCL-2 family members led her to pursue a clinically relevant post-doctoral fellowship at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School with Prof. Anthony Letai. There she received a Multiple Myeloma Research Fellowship to develop novel tools for personalised medicine. During her postdoc she was involved in numerous collaborative multi-disciplinary projects and published first-author papers in high-impact journals, including Science and Cancer Discovery.
In 2014, she returned to Ireland and joined the laboratory of Prof. William Gallagher at University College Dublin, as a Research Fellow. While there she received the European Association of Cancer Research Senior Young Scientist Award (2014) and the prestigious L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award (2015).