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Current lab members

Mark Ahearne: Senior Research Fellow and Principle Investigator [1]

Mark received a BEng. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Limerick in 2001, a MSc. in Cell and Tissue Engineering from Keele University (United Kingdom) in 2003 and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Keele University in 2007. His PhD research focused on the development of a novel spherical indentation system to characterise the mechanical behaviour of cell seeded hydrogels. He subsequently worked as a post-doctoral research associate for three years at Keele University where he developed an in vitro corneal wound healing model for pharmaceutical screening, in addition to working on other projects. Mark joined the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering (TCBE) as a post-doctoral research fellow in October 2010 to primarily work on developing a growth factor delivery scaffold for articular cartilage repair. In June 2012 he commenced work as a research fellow and principle investigator in TCBE in the field of corneal tissue engineering and cornea repair after obtaining an Starting Investigator Research Grant from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the Marie-Curie COFUND.

Amy Lynch: PhD candidate [2]

Amy joined the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering as a PhD student in July 2012. She received a BSc (Biology) from NUI, Maynooth and an MSc (Regenerative Medicine) from NUI, Galway. Her research will focus on engineering corneal tissue in vitro by culturing stem cells in three-dimensional scaffold.

James Mulhern: MSc candidate

James is working on the development of a novel hydrogel scaffold for cornea regeneration

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