Dr. Fiona Lanigan
University College Dublin
Dr. Fiona Lanigan obtained a BSc in Biochemistry from University College Cork, and subsequently received a scholarship from IRCSET to complete a PhD under the supervision of Prof. William Gallagher in the Cancer Biology and Therapeutics Laboratory in University College Dublin.
The focus of her PhD research was the identification and validation of breast cancer progression-related biomarkers. Following this, Dr. Lanigan was recruited as a postdoctoral researcher to the laboratory of Dr. Adrian Bracken in Trinity College Dublin, to study the epigenetic regulation of cellular senescence. Based on her work there, she received funding from Enterprise Ireland for the development of a novel progostic assay for breast cancer. Dr. Lanigan joined the Irish Cancer Society Collaborative Cancer Research Centre BREAST-PREDICT as the Centre Co-ordinator in October 2013.