Maureen joined the NCRC as Laboratory Manager in October 2011. Maureen ensures that the NCRC laboratories function optimally, that all researchers’ needs are met, and that the NCRC follows national and hospital regulations.Before joining the NCRC, Maureen served as Laboratory Manager in Trinity College, and has also worked as a researcher and lab analyst for the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine. Additionally, she has taught Science, Biology, and Mathematics at the Post-Primary level. Maureen received an honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences, and a general degree in computer science from NUI Maynooth. She completed her PhD in Biochemistry and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education at University College Dublin. She also holds a certificate in occupational health and safety, and a diploma in nutritional therapy.