David Monahan

  • Alumni Lab Member

B.Sc in Biomedical Sciences, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin

David Monahan received his BSc in Biomedical Sciences double majoring in clinical biochemistry and cellular pathology from Dublin Institute of Technology. During his undergraduate degree he conducted research in the Tissue Engineering Research Group at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with Dr. Tanya Levingstone and Prof. Fergal O'Brien. His research focused on the development of collagen biomaterial scaffolds for tissue engineering applications in osteochondral defect repair & in developing a model to mimic breast cancer metastasis to the bone. Following graduating in 2016 David worked as a Medical Scientist in molecular histopathology assisting pathologists in the diagnostics & genetics of tissue diseases. He joined the Department of Anatomy & the Regenerative Medicine Institute at the National University of Ireland in 2017 to start a PhD on biomaterial containing medical devices for drug and stem cell delivery applications under the supervision of Prof. Garry Duffy. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2019 to conduct research under the supervision of Prof. Ellen Roche in IMES for one year on implantable devices for drug and stem cell delivery. In his spare time David likes to practice martial arts and yoga.