Cormac Gahan APEX

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Cormac Gahan

Dr. Cormac Gahan graduated in 1996 with a PhD in Immunology and Microbiology from University College Cork. He has since published 130 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in journals including PNAS, Molecular Microbiology, Infection and Immunity, Vaccine and Journal of Bacteriology. His current h-index is 52 on Google Scholar (46 on ISI) with total career citations of 8988 (Google Scholar).
Dr. Gahan led the Infectious Disease programme with Prof. Colin Hill within the APC Microbiome Institute from 2003-2013 and now leads the Bile Research Group within the APC with Dr. Susan Joyce. His research interests focus upon host-microbe signalling in the gut mediated via microbial bile acid metabolism (see Joyce et al., PNAS, 2014; Jones et al., PNAS, 2008 – 228 citations; Begley et al., 2005 – 518 citations). Dr. Gahan also has a long history of research work on the foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes (in collaboration with Prof. Colin Hill) resulting in a number of key papers in the area (for example see Corr et al., PNAS, 2007 – 381 citations).
Recent work has also examined the use of live L. monocytogenes and L. lactis vectors as gene and protein delivery platforms for novel vaccination and therapeutic approaches. This work has been carried out in collaboration with Dr. Mark Tangney in Cancer Research@UCC  and Dr. Brendan Griffin in the School of Pharmacy, UCC.
In addition to his role as a funded researcher and PI in the APC he is funded by further grants from Science Foundation Ireland, the Health Research Board and the EU (FP7 and H2020).

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