The Fitzgerald lab is a Regenerative NeuroImmunology research group with a particular focus on Multiple Sclerosis (MS), an immune-mediated, demyelinating disorder of the Central Nervous System (CNS).
Our goal is to identify new strategies to treat MS and other inflammatory and demyelinating disorders. We are particularly interested in myelin regeneration (remyelination) and aim to identify novel therapeutic targets to promote remyelination. To do this, we uncover new knowledge of how the immune system influences CNS stem cells and tissue regeneration.
Dr Fitzgerald is open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background.
Her fields of interest include;
Previous research experience is desirable.Make a PhD enquiry
PUBLIC OUTREACH AND KEY ACHIEVEMENTS
PhD title: Defining molecular pathways of T Cell-Mediated oligodendrocyte differentiation and remyelination
Name: Ms. Frances Evans
Years of Study: 2015-2019
Name: Mr. George Eleftheriadis
Years of Study: 2014-2018
Name: Dr. Eimear Linehan
PhD title: Investigation of the impact of ageing on macrophage function and the consequences for CNS repair
Years of Study: 2010-2013
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