About Dr Garrett Casey
Garrett is the Laboratory Manager in the Cork Cancer Research Centre. He has a background in Cancer Gene Therapy following a number of years working as a post-doctoral researcher in the Cancer Immunotherapy/Gene Delivery groups of the CCRC. He is now using that knowledge to help the current researchers within the CCRC to fulfill and maximize their research goals. Responsibilities include the researchers health & safety, equipment and general laboratory maintenance.
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Dr. Garrett Casey BSc., PhD has a microbiology degree and a PhD in the area of moleclar microbiology from UCC. Following post-doctoral work in the area of probiotic development, under the supervision of Prof. Gerald Fitzgerald, Garrett moved to the Cork Cancer Research Centre in 2006. Garrett worked as a post-doctoral researcher as part of the Cancer Immunology/Gene Delivery team within the CCRC under the supervision of Prof. Gerald O’Sullivan and Dr. Mark Tangney. During the course of his work he was involved in the development and optimisation of immune regulatory and co-stimularoty molecules as genetic tools in the treatment of various cancer types.
His work also entailed examining the use of ultrasound devices as a means of delivering genes to cancer cells. In 2013 Garrett took on the role of Laboratory Manager within the CCRC. This allowed him to utilise his research knowledge to help the current researchers within the CCRC to fulfill and maximize their research goals. He is responsible for looking after researchers needs with regard to health & safety issues, equipment and general laboratory maintenance. Outside the lab, Garrett enjoys running, cycling, kayaking or any range of adventure sports and is always on the lookout for the next challenge and marathon/adventure race location.