Claire received her B.Sc in Biomedical Health and Life Science from University College Dublin (UCD) in 2012. Claire then went on to complete a Research Masters (MRes) under the supervision of Professor Steven Pennington and Dr. John Baugh in the Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research in UCD. This research was aimed towards the development of multiplexed mass spectrometry-based assays (multiple reaction monitoring) for the measurement of a panel of protein biomarkers associated with cardiovascular disease.
Claire is currently undertaking a PhD in the Conway Institute under the supervision of Professor Stephen Pennington, and funded by ST. Luke’s Hospital, Dublin. Claire’s work is focused on applying proteomic-based techniques to identify and verify biomarkers for disease recurrence in prostate cancer using samples from a cohort of prostate cancer patients enrolled in a non-interventional clinical trial (ICORG 06-15). In addition, Claire is using cell line models of prostate cancer to define (using various omic-based techniques) the key molecular events that drive the development and progression of prostate cancer metastasis and treatment resistance.