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miRStress Brookes

Laura Ann Mulcahy


PhD student (September 2012-present)



Room S3.07

Research Interests:

Exosomes, intercellular communication, cell culture, western blotting.

Bio:

Since September 2012 I have been researching the role of exosomes in intracellular communication at Oxford Brookes University. I have developed skills in molecular biology, particularly: Western blotting, confocal microscopy, protein extraction and cell culture. My PhD is funded by Nigel Groome research studentship. Prior to researching at Brookes I graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with BSc Biomedical Sciences. I also completed a 12 month industrial placement at GlaxoSmithKline where I worked in the drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics department.

Since I started my PhD I have begun running in my spare time to keep fit. So far I have completed Swansea Bay 10k (Sep 2013), Lincoln 10k (Apr 2014), Oxford Town and Gown 10k (May 2014) and I plan to run Swansea Bay 10k again this September. Through running 10k races I have raised £259.00 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer and £120 for Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. I plan to run Swansea Bay 10k this year to raise money for Leukaemia Cancer Society.

Experience:

2010-2011 - Industrial placement in Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics at GlaxoSmithKline, Ware, Hertfordshire.

2008-2012 - BSc at the Sheffield Hallam University, reading Biomedical Science.

Publications

Mulcahy LA, Pink RC, Carter DR. 2014. Routes and mechanisms of extracellular vesicle uptake.Journal of Extracellular Vesicles.

Jacobs, L. A., Bewicke-Copley, F., Poolman, M. G., Pink, R. C., Mulcahy, L. A., Baker, I.Beaman EM, Brooks T, Caley DP, Cowling W, Currie JMS, Horsburgh J, Kenehan L, Keyes E, Leite D, Massa D, McDermott-Rouse A, Samuel P, Wood H, Kadhim M, Carter DRF. (2013). Meta-analysis using a novel database, miRStress, reveals miRNAs that are frequently associated with the radiation and hypoxia stress-responses. PLoS One 8 (11), p.e80844.

Mulcahy, L. A. and Carter, D. R. (2013). RNAi2013: RNAi at Oxford. J RNAi Gene Silencing 9, pp.486- 489.