My research focus is the application of comparative genomics, phylogeny and selective pressure analyses to understand the adaptive and non-adaptive processes acting on gene pathways. I have a keen interest in the translation of evolutionary theory to disease research and wish to persue further research in this field.
I carried out my Postgraduate research under the supervision of Dr. Mary J. O'Connell at Dublin City University (DCU). Research in the field of Bioinformatics and Molecular Evolution has allowed me develop a skill set in: computational biology; high-end computing; genomics; database handling; next generation sequencing technologies; programming in UNIX, Python and R; modeling; mathematics and statistics; immunology and cancer biology; evolutionary medicine; zoology and morphology.
My current post is as a Research Specialist in the Bioinformatics and Molecular Evolution group and am actively seeking a Postdoctoral research position.