On August 16th, the entire Preston lab enjoyed an off campus scientific retreat followed by a group social outing. The morning consisted of presentations by all of the lab members. The PhD students did practice presentations for their yearly mini viva talks, all of which were very good. The postdocs did shorter talks on their major … Continue reading Preston Lab Retreat & Day Out
Preston lab alumna Eimear Gleeson (second from right) has received one of the 2018 JTH Editors' Awards at the ISTH SSC held here in Dublin. The award is given to the first author under age 36 (at the time of submission) for the best publications in JTH that year, with approximately five awards being given … Continue reading Eimear Gleeson Receives 2018 JTH Editors’ Award
A new postdoc has joined the Preston lab! Mark comes to the lab from Trinity College Dublin where he completed his PhD in Biochemistry with Professor Luke O'Neill. He successfully completed his viva on May 17th, a couple months after he started with the Preston group. The addition of Mark brings the total number of postdocs … Continue reading Mark Hughes joins the Preston Lab
As the home for the Irish Centre for Vascular Biology, RCSI has recently launched a vascular biology-themed seminar for labs working on this subject in the Greater Dublin area. The seminar consists of a 20 minute research talk with 10 minutes for questions and a journal club presentation on an article in the field. The … Continue reading ICVB Research Forum Launch
Members of the Preston lab, along with Professor James O'Donnell and Dr. Patrick Walsh published a new review on the immunoregulatory role of activated Protein C in inflammatory diseases in Seminars in Thrombosis and Haemostasis. The review is currently available as an epub ahead of print on Pubmed. It will be in print in early … Continue reading New review on the role of APC in inflammatory diseases published
A new postdoc has joined the Preston lab! Sean comes to the lab from a PhD in Immunology at Trinity College Dublin with Professor Ed Lavelle. He successfully completed his viva on December 11th and started with the lab the very next day. The addition of Sean brings the total number of postdocs in the … Continue reading Sean McCluskey joins the Preston Lab
Are you interested in a postdoctoral position or know someone who is? There are two weeks left to apply for the opening we have funded by the National Children's Research Centre. Please direct informal inquiries to Roger Preston and submit your application on the RCSI website. For more information, see our previous post here.
In October, the entire lab attended the 2017 Hematology Association of Ireland meeting in Belfast. The lab had a strong showing in the oral communications section with talks being presented by Aisling Rehill, Erin Soule, and Orla Willis Fox. Orla was selected to speak in the President’s Symposium, where the highest scoring abstract from each … Continue reading Haematology Association of Ireland meeting – October 2017
The newest paper from the Preston lab was recently published. It is entitled "A novel protein C-factor VII chimera provides new insights into the structural requirements for cytoprotective PAR1 signaling" is now in press with the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. It was selected to be part of the Editor's Highlights (freely available on the … Continue reading New JTH article featured in Editor’s Highlights
Aisling Rehill joined the lab full-time in October as a PhD student after working with the group for a year as a Research Assistant. We are excited that she is continuing on with the lab as she pursues her doctorate. The addition of Aisling brings the total graduate student count in the lab to three.