Meet The Research Team

LEONIE YOUNG

LEONIE YOUNG

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

ANN HOPKINS

ANN HOPKINS

Doctor

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.

FIONA BANE

FIONA BANE

Research Team

“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.”

MARIE MCILROY

MARIE MCILROY

Research Team

“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.”

KAREN CROWLEY

KAREN CROWLEY

Research Team

DAMIR VAREŠLIJA

DAMIR VAREŠLIJA

Research Team

“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.”

SARA CHARMSAZ

SARA CHARMSAZ

Research Team

SIOBHAN PURCELL

SIOBHAN PURCELL

Research Team

SINÉAD COCCHIGLIA

SINÉAD COCCHIGLIA

Research Team

“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.”

NICOLA COSGROVE

NICOLA COSGROVE

Research Team

Breast Cancer Ireland is extremely grateful for all the support received
throughout the year, assisting our ongoing research, education & awareness efforts nationally.
Thank you!