I joined Trinity College as a Junior Research Fellow in Biomedical Sciences in 2018. As an undergraduate, I studied Mathematics at Trinity College Dublin, followed by an MASt in Applied Mathematics at Cambridge University. I obtained my PhD from Cambridge in 2018 under the supervision of Elizabeth Murchison. During my doctorate I used computational and statistical modelling of genomic data to understand the origin and evolution of transmissible cancer.
I am currently a post-doctoral researcher in the Cancer Genomics group led by Dr David Wedge at the Oxford Big Data Institute. My primary research interest is understanding the development of rare cancers.
(*denotes equal contribution)
- Ní Leathlobhair M*, Perri AR*, Irving-Pease EK*, Witt KE*, Linderholm A* et al. (2018) The evolutionary history of dogs in the Americas. Science 361 (6397), 81-85.
- Ní Leathlobhair M et al. (2017) No evidence for clonal transmission of urogenital carcinoma in California sea lions (Zalophus californianus). Wellcome Open Research 2, 46-46
- Strakova A*, Ní Leathlobhair M* et al. (2016) Mitochondrial genetic diversity, selection and recombination in a canine transmissible cancer. eLife 5, e14552