Award: Fulbright Irish Student Award
Sponsor: Enterprise Ireland
Institution: NUI Galway
AoibhAn Sheedy is a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering and CÚRAM centre for medical devices at National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). Her PhD is funded by the SFI LiFTETIME CDT Programme and investigates advanced immunotherapy and delivery strategies to treat ovarian cancer. This research will investigate the use of modified Natural Killer (NK) cells as a treatment for platinum resistant ovarian cancer and delivery devices to enable replenishable, repeatable delivery of the therapy to the intraperitoneal space. As a Fulbright awardee at the University of Minnesota (UoM), she will investigate the currently developed therapeutics at the Miller Lab (UoM) through the device developed at the Dolan Lab (NUIG).