Assistant Professor Niamh O'Boyle
Assist. Prof. Niamh O'Boyle, B.Sc(Pharm), Ph.D, MPSI
Location: Panoz Institute, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland.
ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0001-5660-4944
Dr. Niamh O’Boyle is a qualified pharmacist and a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland. She received her BSc(Pharm) and PhD degree from Trinity College Dublin, and subsequently was awarded a postdoctoral scholarship at University of Göteborg in Sweden investigate the allergenic activity of epoxides and epoxy resins. Niamh was awarded a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the School of Biochemistry & Immunology, TCD, working on ‘Cancer, Tubulin and Free Radicals: New Therapy’. Following a period as assistant lecturer at the School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Dublin Institute of Technology, she was appointed as assistant professor at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at TCD in 2017. She also works as a locum pharmacist in community pharmacy.
Dr. O’Boyle’s research interests lie in the areas of improving patient outcomes by applying principles of medicinal chemistry. Her main research interest is in the development of new treatments for cancer, with a particular focus on breast cancer. Drug targets of interest include the protein tubulin, the estrogen and progesterone receptors, and the role of reactive oxygen species. She is also interested in developing novel chemotherapeutics from natural products. Additionally, she is interested in developing compounds that cause less skin allergy for patients suffering from occupational contact allergy. Niamh's background provides her with expertise in many areas of pharmaceutical sciences (including organic & medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical analysis, spectroscopy) and biochemistry (cellular viability, tubulin binding, apoptosis, receptor binding studies, and reactive oxygen species using techniques including western blotting, flow cytometry and confocal microscopy).
Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland
Member of the Irish and European Associations for Cancer Research
Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry