UCD Biologist Wins Distinguished Award

2nd July 2015

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Dr Tríona Ní Chonghaile

Dr Tríona Ní Chonghaile, a cancer biology researcher at UCD, has been awarded the distinguished L’Oreal and Unesco ‘For Women in Science’ fellowship along with four leading scientists from universities in the United Kingdom.

The scholarships are offered through a partnership between L’Oreal UK and Ireland and the Irish and UK National Commissions of UNESCO, with the support of the Royal Society in London.

The fellowship was awarded to Dr Ní Chonghaile, a postdoctoral cancer researcher in the laboratory of Professor William Gallagher, Associate Professor of Cancer Biology in the UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science. Her research surrounded her quest to find an effective therapy for a subtype of breast cancer, called triple negative breast cancer, that has a poor response to treatment.

She was the only Irish scientist among the winners, who included: Dr Paola Crippa, University of Newcastle; Dr Aarti Jagannath, University of Oxford; Dr Rita Tojeiro, University of St Andrews and Dr Joanne Durgan, Babraham Institute, Cambridge.