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Dr Noreen Sheehy


Noreen Sheehy

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Medicine
01 716 1255
University College Dublin, School of Medicine, CRID Belfield Dublin 4


Dr Sheehy is a lecturer in Medical Microbiology and her research group is located in the UCD Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases. Noreen obtained her PhD entitled "The Development of HIV-1 Drug Resistance" from Warwick University, UK in 1993 and after graduation she worked on a variety of infectious agents including Chlamydia, hepatitis C, arboviruses, human T cell leukemia virus (HTLV). Given the parasitic nature of these agents and their dependence on the host for replication and survival, Dr Sheehy's research is in the area molecular Virology and in particular deciphering host pathogen interactions that contribute to disease development in infected individuals. Her group currently focuses on interactions between HTLV and host immune responses and cellular transcription machinery and signalling pathways. The overall aim of these studies is to better understand HTLV immune evasion and persistence in the host, HTLV latency and mechanisms involved in the survival and proliferation of infected cells.


  • Lecturer in Medical Microbiology
    University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland1 Jun 2004


  • BSc
    NUI Galway IRL
  • MSc
    NUI Galway IRL
  • PhD
    University of Warwick
  • Grad Cert University Teaching & Learning
    University College Dublin