Jane is a Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry, at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Jane obtained her B.Sc. in Biotechnology from the National University of Ireland Maynooth, and her M.Sc. in Human Molecular Genetics from Imperial College London. Jane undertook her PhD research in the Department of Psychiatry, at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, where she applied gel-based proteomic techniques to study the underlying molecular basis of neuropsychiatric disorders. Jane subsequently joined the M.J. Dunn laboratory as a post-doctoral researcher at the University College Dublin (UCD) Conway Institute, where she developed isolation protocols to study biologically relevant sub-proteomes (e.g. membrane, synaptic, and myelin fractions) in post-mortem brain from patients with schizophrenia. In 2013, Jane took up her current role as Programme Manager for a HRB funded Biomarker Discovery Programme in Psychosis in the DR Cotter laboratory, at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. In this capacity, her research has focused on using mass spectrometry based -discovery and -targeted workflows to identify and verify blood-based protein biomarkers which predict the onset of psychotic disorder in children with “at risk mental state”. Jane is currently the BSPR (http://www.bspr.org/) nominated representative on the EuPA Young Proteomics Investigator Club (http://www.eupa.org/index.php/ypic), which aims to promote networking among young proteomic scientists and increase visibility through actions at the European level.
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