Graduated in 1997 with a PhD in Cell Biology from Dublin City University (DCU), Dublin, Ireland. Appointed Senior Research Scientist at the National Institute for Cellular Biotechnology (NICB), DCU in 2001 and then in 2007 was appointed Programme Leader of the Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Core Facility at the NICB. Appointed Associate Director of the NICB in October 2015.
Research interests are focused on the application of proteomic and mass spectrometry methods to understand biological systems, in particular characterisation of recombinant mammalian cell lines (Chinese hamster ovary) in order to gain insights to improving productivity of biopharmaceuticals. Also have research interests in clinical proteomics, specifically uveal melanoma and pancreatic cancer. Co-author of over 70 peer-reviewed publications and 9 book chapters to date in research areas related to proteomics, bioprocessing and cancer.