Ailbhe Brazel


Plant Biochemistry Lab


Ailbhe completed her undergraduate degree in Genetics at Trinity College Dublin and went on to complete a PhD studying mammalian epigenetic regulation in developing red blood cells at the Roslin Institute in the University of Edinburgh. She has since gained postdoctoral experience working on plant epigenetic regulation in the Turck lab at the Max Planck Institute of Plant Breeding Research in Cologne, and also working on the role of the ubiquitin system in Parkinson's disease and immune oncology in the Urbé/Clague labs at the University of Liverpool. 
Ailbhe was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship and began working on a project entitled "EpiStress: Epigenetic mechanisms controlling hypoxia and pathogen Stress responses in plants" in Emmanuelle Graciet's Plant Biochemistry lab at Maynooth University. Here she will investigate the role epigenetic regulation may play in the interface between hypoxia and immune response in model plants and crop species.