Brian McHugh (Postdoctoral Researcher)

Brian McHugh (Postdoctoral Researcher)

Dr Brian McHugh
B.A.(mod) in Genetics, Ph.D.

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Tel: +44 (0)131 242 6661


Senior Postdoctoral Researcher

Brian is a senior researcher with specialist expertise in molecular biology, tissue culture and imaging. His current research is focused on the immunomodulatory role of cathelicidins in the lung, with particular reference to cell death in infected cells, and the role of defensins in atopic dermatitis. Brian completed his undergraduate degree in Genetics in 1996 at Trinity College Dublin, following this with a Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh in 2001. Since then he has undertaken postdoctoral work in the areas of cell division, cell migration, and tumour growth and metastasis in lung cancer. He was awarded a Junior Fellowship from the British Heart Foundation in 2005 and a Norman Salvesen Emphysema Research Trust Fellowship in 2008, and has been co-applicant on successful project grant applications from the Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK and the Chief Scientist Office in the Scottish Executive. He joined the Davidson lab in 2011.

Updated 26th January 2017