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Profile – Pauline Scanlan

Pauline Scanlan

Pauline Scanlan recently joined the APC Microbiome Institute as a Royal Society-Science Foundation Ireland University Research Fellow.  She has a BSc in Plant and Microbial Biotechnology and a PhD in Medicine from University College Cork. In 2008, she moved to the Department of Zoology, Oxford University, where she spent four years working on an ERC-funded project exploring the infection genetics of bacteria-phage interactions.

On her return to Ireland, Pauline secured her own funding as a Marie Curie Fellow at Teagasc Food Research Centre at Moorepark, where she investigated the role of the microbial eukaryotes such as Blastocystis and fungi in human health and disease, as well as bacteria-phage co-evolution.

Pauline’s current research project focuses on the role of inter-species interactions and antagonistic coevolution in shaping the ecology and evolution (and ultimately inter-individual variation) of the gut microbiota.

Outside of work, Pauline likes spending time with her family. She also enjoys yoga, soccer, reading, painting, and walking.