Dr Niall Hyland, Senior Lecturer at APC Microbiome Ireland

Dr Niall Hyland is a tenured Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physiology and Faculty in APC Microbiome Ireland at University College Cork, Ireland. He received a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Ulster and PhD in Pharmacology from King’s College London. Niall was a visiting fellow at the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Louisiana State University Medical Center (1998-1999) and completed an AstraZeneca/Canadian Association of Gastroenterology/Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Calgary in Canada. He returned to Ireland in 2007 to take up a GlaxoSmithKline-supported senior postdoctoral position at APC Microbiome Ireland and was subsequently appointed Lecturer in Pharmacology in the School of Medicine in 2008 and Senior Lecturer in Physiology in 2018.

Niall’s laboratory investigates the interactions between the gut microbiome and host in the context of intestinal physiology and the gut-brain axis. Current collaborative projects are investigating microbial drug metabolism; the bladder microbiome; and the temporal changes in the gut microbiome during colon carcinogenesis. Dr Hyland has a H-Index of 22 and co-edited the book, The Gut-Brain Axis: Dietary, Probiotic, and Prebiotic Interventions on the Microbiota published by Elsevier/Academic Press. In 2017 he was appointed Vice President (Meetings) of the British Pharmacological Society. Niall is on the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Pharmacology and co-edited the Themed Issue ‘When pharmacology meets the microbiome: new targets for therapeutics?’. He is also the national representative for Ireland on the Steering Committee of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility and hosted the Society’s ‘NeuroGASTRO’ conference in Cork in 2017.

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