Lab Day Out Aug 2021: We walked from Bray to Greystones. Got the best day for it. We also managed to look like a bit like 80s band “The Commitments.” 





Lyndsey was selected for an oral presentation at the International Cell Death Society meeting 2021. Well done Lyndsey. Lyndsey ICDS


Andy has been busy mastering TEM since he arrived. Some beautiful images:TEM


Congrats to Dr. Alessandra Di Grande on winning Best Oral Presentation at the Irish Association of Cancer Research conference 2021.

Way to go Ale… ale-lab


In February, we had our first joint journal club with Tony Letai’s lab at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Joan Montero’ lab at the Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia. It was a deep dive into resistant mechanisms to Venetoclax. One of the bonuses of the new virtual world – transatlantic journal clubs.


Welcome to the Lab Dr. Graeme Sullivan from Trinity College Dublin.  Graeme will be working on the Leukemia Research Foundation project. 

Welcome to the Lab Daniel and Andy who are both funded by the Frontiers for the Future Programme from Science Foundation Ireland.


Congrats to Ale on being awarded the @IrishResearch Postdoctoral fellowship! Thrilled to have chance to continue my research in @NiTriona’s lab, @Physiologyadmin@RCSI_Research and in collaboration with @pvvlab at @crighent Tweet #LoveIrishResearch

Huge congratulations to Lyndsey! She receivedBreakthrough Cancer Research PhD scholarship (and an Irish Research Council Scholarship that she had to turn down) to continue her work on Multiple Myeloma in the TTC lab in collaboration with Prof. Siobhan Glavey in Beaumont Hospital.
Ale thesis
Dr. Alessandra Di Grande – whooooop!!


Well done Ale! Defending your thesis is not an easy task at the best of times never mind having to do it virtually.


Huge thanks to her examiners Dr. Marc Mansour UCL and Dr. Brona Murphy RCSI. Hopefully we can celebrate in person very soon.

Ale thesis
Thesis at the ready- Huge congrats to Ale for submitting her thesis!


An incredible amount of work has gone into this and she should be very proud.



Summer Lab Night out – Fair play to Ale for picking a great restaurant and the wine! She handles the pressure very well. I on the other hand need to work on my “selfie” skills. We also said goodbye Kate the CRISPR-Queen who is starting medical School. 

IMG_6690Congrats to Alessandra Di Grande she was selected for an oral presentation at Cold Spring Harbor Cell Death meeting (Aug 2019) presenting her research on ABT-199 and ETP-ALL. A collaboration with Pieter Van Vlierberghe’s lab.


Lyndsey Flanagan. big welcome to the lab Lyndsey! Lyndsey has joined us to work on a Multiple Myeloma project in collaboration with Dr. Siobhan Glavey at Beaumont Hospital and AbbVie.

June 2019
Alessandra Di Grande Presenting her research, a collaboration with Pieter Van Vlierberghe’s lab, at the Blood Cancer Network Ireland meeting 2019.


May 2019
Ale IACR poster prize
Alessandra Di Grande had a busy month winner of best poster at IACR 2019; Best poster at RCSI Research Day and a mobility award for three months travel!


Feb 2019
KAte IACR 2019
Dr. Kate Haley presenting her research at IACR in Belfast in 2019.


Feb 2019
Kate San Antonio
Dr. Walsh and Dr. Haley’s work was spotlighted at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Dec 2018.


Dec 2018
GraudationDr. Tríona Ní Chonghaile graduates with a Diploma in Health Professions Education November 2018.
Dr. Catríona Dowling view from Prof. Kwok Wong’s lab in NYU Lagone Health – it will be hard to come back! NYU lagone

Lab summer retreat: The lab visited Dalkey Island to see the spectacular views of south Dublin and Wicklow. We needed to stop off in the Queen’s pub following the strenuous exercise walking around the island:)

Dr. Catríona Dowling receives a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Global Fellowship to train in the lab of Prof. Kwok Wong on genetic mouse models of non-small cell lung cancer in New York University.


July 2018
catriona keystone


Dr. Catriona Dowling was selected for an oral and poster presentation at the Keystone Symposia meeting on Precision medicine in Stockholm, Mar 2018.

ale BCNI talk


Alessandra Di Grande selected to present her research in an oral presentation for the Blood Cancer Network Ireland meeting

Louise PhD


Dr. Louise Walsh graduated with her PhD from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Louise was co-supervised by Prof. Darran O’Connor and Dr. Ní Chonghaile

Alessandra and Dr. Dowling winning both the undergraduate and postgraduate best poster prizes at RCSI Research day 2018!



EACR travel
Alessandra Di Grande receives an EACR travel grant to go to Ghent University to work in the lab of Prof. Pieter Van Vleirberghe on animal models of T-ALL.

KAte IACRDr. Kathryn Haley was selected to present an oral presentation of her research on Invasive Lobular Carcinoma breast cancer at the Irish Association of Cancer Research annual meeting in 2018.

Catrion IAP
Dr. Dowling wins best oral presentation at the Irish Association of Pharmacology meeting in UCD.
Dr. Ní Chonghaile’s little girl Fíadh arrives safe and sound what more could you want for Christmas!!
UnknownDr. Dowling receives an Irish Research Council post doctoral fellowship in 2017 to study the role of histone deacetylase 6 in non-small cell lung cancer.
Postgraduate student Alessandra Di Grande wins best poster prize at the 2017 Blood Cancer Network Ireland annual meeting