Dr. Claire Kilty
University College Dublin
Dr. Claire Kilty obtained a 1st class honours degree in Genetics from Trinity College Dublin, and subsequently undertook an IRCSET-funded PhD scholarship under the supervision of Prof. Jane Farrar in the Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin. Her PhD research involved the optimisation of a gene therapy for an inherited form of blindness, Retinitis Pigmentosa.
Upon completion of her PhD in 2012, Dr. Kilty moved to Dr. Breandán Kennedy’s laboratory in the Ocular Pharmacology and Genetics group, University College Dublin. In 2013, Dr. Kilty was awarded a highly prestigious two year Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship studying sustained release drug delivery systems in the retina.
Dr. Kilty joined the Irish Cancer Society Collaborative Cancer Research Centre, BREAST-PREDICT as the Project Officer in October 2015. She is currently Programme Manager for BREAST-PREDICT, working specifically on communications, outreach, and the sustainability of the Centre.