Trinity College Dublin
Research project: Responsive microstructures for targeted drug delivery
Supervisors: Dr Joanna McGouran (TCD), Dr Larisa Florea (TCD), Dr Nazila Kamaly (ICL)
Julie graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2023 with a BA in Chemistry . During her undergraduate studies, Julie completed a final year research project with the McGouran group in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute focused on synthesising biologically responsive monomers. Her PhD project will focus on developing tumour responsive microstructures by combining state-of-the-art 3D fabrication and characterisation techniques with stimuli-responsive materials.
Being part of the CDT-ACM was an all-round fantastic experience; I not only received great training in a range of advanced characterisation techniques, but I also made strong links with industry and strong bonds with my cohort which have both led to fruitful collaborations.