Siobhain O’Mahony

Siobhain O’Mahony
Cork (IRL)


Dr. Siobhain O'Mahony is a principal investigator in the Department for Neuroscience/Anatomy and the Neurogastroenterology core of the APC Microbiome Institute at the University College Cork in Ireland. She received her B.Sc. (Hons) in Neuroscience from the University College Cork and completed her M.Sc. in Neuropharmacology in the National University of Ireland in Galway. Funded by a Marie Curie Fellowship she worked in the Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology in the University of Maastricht (Netherlands). She obtained a Ph.D. from the Department of Psychiatry, UCC and continued her research on adverse early life events and the development of pain-related disorder during a post-doc in the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, Biosciences Institute, UCC. She then took up a post-doctoral position with GlaxoSmithKline validating lead compounds targeting visceral pain in models of irritable bowel syndrome.

Her main research attends to the communication within the brain-gut-microbiota axis, especially the outcome of adverse events during the first 1000 days of life that can influence the brain and behaviour.


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