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Dr Gerald Barry


Gerald Barry

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Veterinary Medicine
01 716 6182
University College Dublin, School of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Science Centre Belfield Dublin 4


I am a lecturer in the School of Veterinary Medicine in University College Dublin, Ireland. I teach undergraduate and graduate students about the wonders of viruses and the diseases that viruses cause. I also manage a research team that is interested in the immune system and how it defends the body against infection in a species specific manner. We study viruses such as Chikungunya virus, ZIKA virus and Oropouche virus, which are all viruses spread by mosquitoes and infect humans; and Schmallenberg virus, which causes abortions in cattle and sheep in Europe. I am always interested in talking to people interested in carrying out research in this area and if you would like to do a PhD or postdoc with my group please drop me an email. On the other hand, if you are just generally interested in viruses and have a question about them or about studying in UCD, please feel free to email or tweet me. e-mail: Tweet: @geraldmbarry Career profile: 2015 - Present Day: Assistant Professor of virology, University College Dublin, Ireland 2012 - 2014: Wellcome Trust funded postdoctoral fellow - CVR, University of Glasgow, UK 2009 - 2012: EU 7th Framework Programme funded postdoctoral fellow - University of Edinburgh, UK 2004 - 2008: PhD, Virology - University of Edinburgh, UK 2003 - 2004: Masters in Biological sciences - University of Edinburgh, UK1999 - 2003: Undergraduate in Human Genetics - Trinity College, Dublin


  • BA
    Trinity College Dublin
  • MSc
    University of Edinburgh
  • PhD
    University of Edinburgh
  • Prof Dip University Teaching & Learning
    University College Dublin