Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Dr Cian O’Leary

Dr Cian O'Leary BPharm, MPharm, PhD, MPSI
Lecturer in Pharmaceutics
Tel: +353 1 402 8521
Email: cianoleary@rcsi.com

Biography
Cian is a graduate of Pharmacy from University College Cork and subsequently went on to receive a Masters in Pharmacy from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.Thereafter, he was selected as PhD postgraduate scholar for the BioAnalysis and Therapeutics (BioAT) programme and was the recipient of a European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) Short Term Fellowship during the course of his PhD. Cian was appointed as a pharmaceutics lecturer in the RCSI School of Pharmacy in January 2015 and his current area of research concerns the development of collagen-based biomaterials for applications in 3D airway in vitro modelling and respiratory tissue regeneration.

Research Interests
Advanced drug delivery systems
Medical device development
Biomaterials
Respiratory tissue engineering and tissue regeneration
In vitro models of disease

Publications
O'Leary C, O'Brien FJ, Cryan SA. Retinoic acid-loaded collagen-hyaluronate scaffolds: a bioactive material for respiratory tissue regeneration. ACS Biomater Sci Eng. 2017. DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.6b00561

O'Leary C, Cavanagh B, Unger RE, Kirkpatrick CJ, O'Dea S, O'Brien FJ, Cryan SA. The development of a tissue-engineered tracheobronchial epithelial model using a bilayered collagen-hyaluronate scaffold. Biomaterials. 2016;85:111-27.

O'Leary C, Gilbert JL, O'Brien FJ, Cryan SA. Respiratory Tissue Engineering: Current Status and Opportunities for the Future. Tissue Eng Part B Rev. 2015;21:323-44.