School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences receives funding to support its Summer Research Placement Programme
Left to Right: Mr. Dimitrios Paraskevas; Associate Professor Carlos Medina Martin; Mr. John Sheehy (Perrigo Country Manager (Ireland); Rachel-Jane McGuinness (Junior Sophister student of the Pharmacy Integrated Programme); Professor Anne Marie Healy, Head of School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College Dublin; Mr. Paul Hatton – Perrigo National Field Sales Controller.
The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences would like to thank Perrigo for their kind and generous sponsorship of its Summer Research Placement Programme (SRPP). Perrigo’s sponsorship of this School activity will make a significant contribution towards Ms Rachel-Jane McGuinness’ research project to be carried out over the summer months in the University of Hiroshima, Japan, with Dr Mikihisa Takano.
The potential research that Ms McGuinness will be undertaking in Japan will involve investigating the expression levels of microRNA and the effect of different factors on this or the effects of cigarette smoke on alveolar epithelial cells. Some previous research undertaken by Dr Takano has suggested that cigarette smoke can inhibit the P-glycoprotein ATP Cassette Binding Transporter leading to altered xenobiotic clearance in squamous type I alveolar epithelial cells and some other cell lines.
The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, along with Perrigo, wishes Ms McGuinness and all the Senior Sophister Students the very best for their research projects.”