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Dr Lucy MacCarthy-Morrogh

Dr Lucy MacCarthy-Morrogh

Dr Lucy MacCarthy-Morrogh
B.A.(Dub.), Ph.D.(Lond.)

Senior Scientific Officer

Area of research

Investigating innate immune cells when they interact with very early stage tumours

Office Rooms F.22 & FW4
Biomedical Sciences Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TD
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 2209
Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 2210

Research summary

Using a zebrafish melanoma model my project aims to correlate live confocal imaging with transmission electron microscopy in order to investigate fine cellular detail regarding what is going on when pre-neoplastic tumour cells and innate immune cells interact, see Live imaging of innate immune cell sensing of transformed cells inzebrafish larvae: parallels between tumor initiation and wound inflammation.Feng Y, Santoriello C, Mione M, Hurlstone A, Martin P.PLoS Biol. 2010 Dec 14;8(12).

I work closely on this project with Debbie Carter, who is a specialized EM technician. The EM images have revealed extremely interesting details ...

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Biography

Currently I work as a scientific officer in Paul Martin's group where I work on my own research project, lab management, and student supervision.

I graduated with a degree in Natural Sciences (Genetics) from Dublin University, and from The Institute of Child Health at UCL with a PhD (Molecular Immunology). 

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Recent publications

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