I have always been interested in Biology especially in Immunology and mechanisms of disease pathogenesis. I carried out my undergraduate degree at the University College of Cork (UCC) where I specialised in Physiology. I then undertook a Masters in Regenerative Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) identifying monocyte subpopulations in Diabetes and Obesity. I was awarded a PhD scholarship by Molecular Medicine Ireland under the Clinical and Translational Research Scholars Programme at NUIG and my research investigated the acute effects of anti-TNF therapy on peripheral blood mononuclear cells in IBD.
Defining the expression of LAG-3, an immune checkpoint regulator in circulating and tissue leukocytes in IBD patients.
Slevin, Stephanie, M. and Egan, Laurence, J. (2015) New Insights into the Mechanisms of Action of Anti–Tumor Necrosis Factor-α Monoclonal Antibodies in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2015 Dec;21(12):2909-20.