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About Dr Carola Murphy

   Dr Carola Murphy

Biography Summary

Carola is a post-doctoral researcher within the Tangney lab at the Cork Cancer Research Centre, where she is investigating bacterial gene therapy for cancer. Her research involves using probiotic bacteria as vehicles to deliver drugs/ immune therapies directly to tumour cells, thus avoiding the side effects associated with conventional cancer therapy. Carola has a background in immunology and her doctoral work focused on the mechanism’s underpinning immune cell trafficking in inflammatory bowel disease.

Theme / Team

Microbes & Cancer

Cancer type(s)

Lung cancer, Ovarian cancer, Prostate cancer, Kidney cancer

Telephone

+353 (0) 21 420 5701

Email Address

carola.murphy@ucc.ie

Biography Detailed

Dr. Carola Murphy BSc, MSc, PhD has a Microbiology degree, an MSc and a PhD in Immunology/ Medicine from University College Cork. Prior to her PhD, Carola completed a MSc in Research investigating the therapeutic potential of probiotics in experimental intestinal inflammation. Following her doctoral work in inflammatory bowel disease with the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, Carola moved to CCRC in 2013.

She is currently investigating bacterial gene therapy for cancer. Her research involves using probiotic bacteria as vehicles to deliver drugs/ immune therapies directly to tumour cells, thus avoiding the side effects associated with conventional cancer therapy.

Outside of the lab, Carola loves music, travel, reading and bikram yoga.