Adiba Promoted to Assistant Professor at Mayo Clinic

Congratulations to Adiba Azad who got promoted to Assistant Professor at Mayo Clinic!

Lydia Awarded CIS-Luminex John R. Kettman Award

The 2022 ICIS-Luminex John R. Kettman Award for Excellence in Cytokine & Interferon Research Mid-career recognizes Lydia Lynch’s outstanding contributions to the field of cytokine biology, innate lymphoid cells, and established leadership in the field of immunometabolism.

Claire awarded CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship

Congratulations to Claire who was awarded the CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship. Her research seeks to clarify how dietary factors, particularly high-fat and high-cholesterol diets, contribute to tumor growth and immune responses, potentially offering insights into cancer prevention and treatment through dietary interventions.

Sven Gard’s Scholarship award for Katie Healy

A huge honour for Kerry native Katie Healy as she is granted the Sven Gard’s scholarship award. This is awarded to the best dissertation in virology in the Karolinska Institute. Her dissertation was titled the ‘Potential role of MAIT cells in cancer immunotherapy and viral infection’.

Harry and Genna Kane Wedding

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Room 632 is home to a bunch of wonderful female scientists from all corners of the globe.

Lydia receives the Early Career Mentoring Award

Lydia was the recipient of the 2020 Department of Medicine Early Career Mentoring Award. Thanks for all your support Lydia!

Roisin is awarded the Irish Cancer Society 2019 biomedical research fellowship!

Roisin Loftus was recently awarded the Irish Cancer Society 2019 biomedical research fellowship to advance obesity-associated cancer research in Ireland. Recent research from the Lynch lab has shown that obesity blocks the normal functions of Natural Killer cells, which may contribute to the increased risk of cancer in obesity. The focus of Roisin’s ICS fellowship is to investigate how the type of dietary fat we eat differentially shapes the metabolism and function of Natural Killer cells.

Roisin would like to thank the Irish Cancer Society for funding this important research and all the volunteers and supporters for their contributions to help raise awareness about obesity-associated cancers.

Metabolic reprogramming of natural killer cells in obesity limits anti-tumor responses

Posing for a photo!

A recent publication by the Lynch Lab on how cancer-fighting natural killer cells are inactivated during obesity has been picked up by several news outlets!

Well done guys!

Here are a few links below:–kitchen-class-884929.html