Dr. Aisling Coughlan

Dr. Aisling Coughlan completed her Bachelors degree in Genetics in Trinity College Dublin in 2013. She graduated first in her class and was also awarded the prestigious Gold Medal of Honour for Outstanding achievement in degree examinations. She went on to work in Prof. Ken Wolfe’s Molecular Genetics lab in University College Dublin, where she obtained her Ph.D in 2019. During her doctoral research, Aisling published 12 original research articles, including 4 as first author. Aisling then moved to Milan, Italy where she completed her Postdoctoral Research in Prof. Giuseppe Testa’s lab in the European Institute of Oncology. There, she focused on epigenetic dysregulation in ovarian cancer, for which she was published on the cover of the International Journal of Cancer, and was awarded 3 prestigious fellowships from Fondazione Umberto Veronesi and Fondazione Regionale per la Ricerca Biomedica.
Aisling joined Dr. Ní Chonghaile’s research group in 2022 as a post-doctoral researcher, supported by the Irish Research Council.

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