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- George Wald, Nobel Prize winner 1967

Dr. Mary J. O’Connell

Dr. O’Connell is principal Investigator of the group and a lecturer at the School of Biotechnology, Dublin City University.  She works in the area of evolutionary genomics and her research group has four research areas of interest – evolution of the immune system, amniote molecular synapomorphies, adaptation in proteins and evolutionary theory. Her research group is generously funded by Science Foundation Ireland.


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Primarily our research is focussed on understanding mammalian evolution and disease from a molecular perspective.  Our research addresses fundamental questions about mammalian genomic, regulatory, phylogenetic, and protein evolution. We employ computationally-intense approaches and work closely with laboratory researchers.  Please see our Publications

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