Dr. Richard Flavin is a Histopathologist with subspecialist interests in genitourinary, gynaecological, haemtopathology and cancer molecular diagnostics. Dr. Flavin qualified from University College, Cork (UCC) in 1999, completed his higher professional training in Dublin in 2006 and subsequently worked as Senior Scientist/Interim Associate Director at the Centre for Molecular Oncologic Pathology (CMOP) at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, USA. He returned to Ireland in 2010 and worked as an academic pathologist at University College Hospital Galway Hospital/ NUI Galway before moving to his current position. He has an MD and PhD from Trinity College Dublin (2009/2011) and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, UK and a Fellow of the Faculty of Pathology of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. His specific research interests are in non-coding RNA.