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Assoc Professor Paul McCabe

Assoc Professor

Paul McCabe

Associate Professor
School of Biology and Environmental Science
01 716 2251
University College Dublin, School of Biology and Environmental Science, Science Centre Belfield Dublin 4

BIO

I obtained my B.Sc and Ph.D from NUI Maynooth. My Ph.D was undertaken under the supervision of Prof. Philip Dix and I studied chloroplasts genetics. I was sucessful in obtaining a one year UNESCO research fellowship at the Biological Research Centre in Szeged, Hungary and worked with Dr. Peter Medgyesy. I spent 2 years in the laboratory of Prof. Ken Sink at Michigan State University, USA, as a Postdoctoral Fellow and studied asymmetic protoplast fusion.I spent 3 years in the laboratory of Dr. Roger Pennell at University College London, as a Postdoctoral Fellow and investigated the role of arabinogalactan proteins during somatic embryogenesisI spent 3 years in the laboratory of Prof. Christopher Leaver, FRS, at Oxford University as a Senior Postdoctoral Fellow and investigated the regulation of programmed cell death in plants. I was appointed to UCD in Sept 2000. Since then I have studied programmed cell death, somatic embryogenesis and the biotechnology of secondary metabolite production in medicinal plants

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN APPOINTMENTS

  • Chairperson University Student Finance Support Committee
    University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2016
  • Director of College of Science Graduate School
    University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2018
  • Deputy Head of School
    University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland1 Mar 2017
  • Director UCD Plant Science Centre
    University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2013

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Associate Professor
    University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2005
  • Lecturer
    University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2000 - 31 Aug 2005
  • Senior Research Fellow
    University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom1 Sep 1997 - 1 Aug 2000
  • Research Fellow
    University College London, London, United Kingdom1 Sep 1992 - 30 Aug 1996
  • Postdoctoral Scientist
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, United States2 Sep 1991 - 28 Aug 1992

DEGREES

  • BSc
    Maynooth University
  • MSc
    Maynooth University
  • PhD
    Maynooth University