Professor Denise Fitzgerald

RESEARCH FOCUS

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.

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RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Dr Fitzgerald is open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background.

Her fields of interest include;

  • Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Stem/Progenitor cell biology
  • Tissue regeneration
  • Neuroinflammation
  • Demyelinating diseases

Previous research experience is desirable.

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Research students

PhD title: Defining molecular pathways of T Cell-Mediated oligodendrocyte differentiation and remyelination


 

Name: Ms. Frances Evans
Years of Study: 2015-2019
Country: England

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Name: Mr. George Eleftheriadis

Years of Study: 2014-2018

Country: Greece

Research students

 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

Country: Ireland

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