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OUR TEAM OF EARLY STAGE RESEARCHERS

PhD Students

DELIVER is led by Prof. Garry Duffy (School of Medicine, NUIG)
Our team of researchers are making important discoveries in our area of focus. While everyone is working on their particular PhD projects, our collaborative Research Lab means that we are all working towards a common goal.

 
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GIULIA LATTANZI

ESR PhD Student

Giulia Lattanzi is an ESR student who comes from Italy, her background is in Biomedical Engineering. Giulia is working on generating immune tolerance for the therapeutic device produced during this project.

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DANIEL DOMINGO LOPEZ

ESR PhD Student

Daniel Domingo Lopez is one of DELIVER's ESRs who hails from Spain. His background is in Chemistry. Daniel is working on a biomaterial which will support the survival of transplanted islets.

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LUCIEN SCHREIBER

ESR PhD Student

Lucien Schreiber is a DELIVER ESR. Lucien is from France and carried out his bachelors degree in Biomedical engineering in NUIG, Ireland. Lucien is working on the synthesis of complex proteins which will enable engraftment of implanted devices. Lucien has also developed a bi-directional wireless communication system which could serve as a base for a future implantable system with real-time data and function management to assess the foreign body response.

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EIMEAR WALLACE

ESR PhD Student

Eimear Wallace is a DELIVER ESR. Eimear has a background in Science and Regenerative Medicine in NUIG, Ireland. Eimear is working on fabricating a robotic drug delivery device that can be loaded with a novel injectable hydrogel that electrostatically interacts with the protein produced by another DELIVER ESR.

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CHUAN-EN LU

ESR PhD Student

Chuan-En Lu is a ESR with DELIVER. Lu is from Taiwan and has a background in Pharmacy and Biochemical Science and Technology. Lu is working on the interplay between the surface of a delivery device for encapsulated pancreatic islets and the immunological response which is essential for implant survival. Lu is studying a non-invasive tracking method to examine the progress of fibrosis and thus the feasibility of the materials used.

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ABIRAMY JEYAGARAN

ESR PhD Student

Abiramy Jeyagaran is an ESR with DELIVER. Abi comes from Canada and her background is in Cell and Molecular Biology. Abi's role is to develop a differentiation method to achieve greater differentiation efficiency to obtain a homogenous population of mature beta cells for use in transplantation. She has developed an expression system using a technology that allows control over when essential genes are expressed