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About Glenn Hogan

  Glenn Hogan

Biography Summary

Glenn is a PhD student who is researching the ability of bacteria to serve as diagnostic tools for early detection of cancer in humans, as well as their capacity to act as drug delivery vehicles to different solid tumours.

Theme / Team

Microbes & Cancer

Cancer type(s)

Lung cancer, Breast cancer, Kidney cancer


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Biography Detailed

Glenn graduated from UCC in 2014 with a BPharm degree, and from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2015 with an MPharm degree. He completed a one-year internship in the Pharmacy Department in University Hospital Waterford between 2014 and 2015, and worked for half a year in St. Vincent’s University Hospital as an Assistant Research Coordinator in 2016.

Glenn joined Dr. Mark Tangney’s team in the CCRC in 2016 as a PhD student and is investigating microbes as a means of both detecting and treating cancer. He works with clinicians in the Mercy University Hospital and Cork University Hospital to study probiotic bacterial trafficking to tumours, and is also attempting to characterise the natural microflora of these malignancies.