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Catherine Scullion, Ph.D.

Catherine Scullion, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral fellow, Krawczyk Laboratory
 

Biography

Dr. Catherine Scullion earned her B.S. in biomedical science with a diploma in professional practice and her Ph.D. in epigenetics from Ulster University as part of the Genomic Medicine Research Group. Her graduate studies focused on investigation of the functional roles of the maintenance methylation enzyme DNMT1 and the chromatin binding protein UHRF1 in human cells through the analysis of epigenetic signatures, cell cycle and DNA damage response using both wet-lab and bioinformatic techniques. In 2020, she joined the laboratory of Dr. Connie Krawczyk at Van Andel Institute as a postdoctoral fellow.

 

Current research focus

Dr. Scullion studies mechanisms behind the epigenetic regulation of dendritic cells

Education & Training

Ph.D. in epigenetics, Ulster University
Thesis: Investigation of the role of the epigenetic regulator UHRF1 in human cells

B.S. in biomedical science with honors, Ulster University

Awards & External Funding

Genetics Society Conference Grant (2019)

All Ireland Biomedical Sciences Postgraduate Conference Student Grant (2017)

IBMS President’s Prize for top ranking graduate student (2016)

Robert Graham Microbiology Award (2016)

Edge Excel Award (2016)

Dean’s List Award (2014)

Oral/Poster Presentations

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Poster presentation: EMBO Epigenetics and Chromatin Conference, Heidelberg, Germany (2019)

Oral presentation: Proffered Paper Session, The Irish Association for Cancer Research (2019)

Oral presentation: All Ireland Biomedical Sciences Postgraduate Conference, Coleraine, Northern Ireland (2018)

Oral presentation: Ph.D. Festival of Research, Ulster University, Coleraine, Northern Ireland (2018)

Oral presentation: All Ireland Biomedical Sciences Postgraduate Conference, Sligo, Ireland (2017)

Poster presentation: Irish Society of Human Genetics, Dublin, Ireland (2017)