Meet The Research Team
The Endocrine Oncology Research Group is lead by Dr. Leonie Young and is based at York House, RCSI, St Stephen’s Green. Dr Young graduated from Trinity College Dublin and completed her PhD training at University College Dublin in 1997
Dr Ann Hopkins is based in the RCSI Education & Research Centre in Beaumont Hospital. Dr. Hopkins received her PhD in Pharmacology from University College Dublin, and spent several years working in the Epithelial Pathobiology Research Unit in Emory University, Atlanta, USA before returning to Ireland in 2004.
“I am currently investigating the role of the p160 protein SRC-1 and transcription factor HOXC11 in endocrine therapy-resistant breast cancer. Funding is provided by Breast Cancer Ireland.”
“My research is focused on investigating associations and interactions between the coregulatory protein SRC-1 and HOXC11 in endocrine therapy-resistant breast cancer.
Current grant funding from Breast Cancer Campaign (UK) and Science Foundation Ireland.”
“My research focuses on resistance to aromatase inhibitors and elucidating the pathways involved. Of particular interest are the AIB1 steroid co-regulator and its clinical implications. Moreover, I am working on a theory of a differential oestrogen regulation of its target genes in AI resistance. Current grant funding from Science Foundation Ireland.”
“My current research involves looking at the interactions between the transcription factor HOXC11 and the oestrogen receptor alpha which are implicated in breast cancer resistance to endocrine therapies. Funding is provided by Breast Cancer Ireland.”