I graduated with honours from the BSc of Genetics and Cell Biology from Dublin City University in 2022. During my undergraduate studies, I undertook a project determining the factors affecting uveal melanoma patients’ outcome based on their primary treatment over the course of an 8 month long internship with the National Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital. Following on from this, I pursued a dry lab statistical research project looking at the importance of BAP-1 for uveal melanoma patient survival as part of my final year of my undergraduate.
Now, I am a student in the Kolch and Bond groups in Systems Biology Ireland at University College Dublin. My areas of interest are cancer biology, bioinformatics and machine learning. My project involves the functional analysis of childhood cancer genomes. I will be incorporating AI/ML methods to investigate patterns in omics data in childhood cancers. The main objectives of my project is to find new/repurpose existing treatments for childhood cancers and discover the underlying molecular mechanisms of cancer.