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

Annie Curtis, PhD

Annie Curtis


Contact details:

Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics,
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland,
123 St. Stephen's Green,
Dublin 2.

Telephone: +353 1 402 5018    

Fax:   +353 1 402 2453


Current position:  Researcher, StAR programme

Biography:       Annie Curtis has had a varied career spanning academics, the public sector and industry.  She completed a B.A in Genetics in Trinity College Dublin and conducted her PhD in the laboratory of Prof. Garret FitzGerald at University of Pennsylvania. This is where she was first introduced to the world of clocks and uncovered mechanisms by which the clock controls cardiovascular function. Upon graduation, Annie was recruited to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in Philadelphia and led a small research team on endothelial microparticles as biomarkers for cardiovascular risk.  She held the position of Scientific Programme Manager for Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) (2008-2010) followed by Medical Advisor for Immunotherapeutics with Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS). In 2011, she returned to research and joined the laboratory of Professor Luke O’Neill, at TCD. In 2014, she was awarded an SFI Starting Investigator Research Grant (SIRG) to begin to establish an independent research group studying the impact of clocks on the immune system. She joined MCT and RCSI as a StAR Research Lecturer in August 2016.

Curriculum Vitae:   Annie Curtis CV  

Research Areas:     Understanding the role of cellular molecular clocks in controlling the innate immune response.

Link to Research:   Research

Link to Publications:   Publications