Prof. Cormac Gahan
Prof. Gahan is an active academic based in the School of Microbiology, School of Pharmacy and APC Microbiome Ireland at University College Cork. He is also a Principal Investigator with PMTC.
Prof. Gahan holds a joint faculty position in both the School of Microbiology and the School of Pharmacy at University College Cork and was promoted to Associate Professor there in 2020. He joins the PMTC as a Principal Investigator in 2021.
Prof. Gahan is a PI and member of the Executive Management Group (EMG) of APC Microbiome Ireland, an SFI- and Industry-funded SFI Research Centre dedicated to the study of microbial communities (microbiomes) in health and disease. Over his career to date, he has attracted research funding from various sources amounting to just over €10 million and has worked with numerous collaborators based both within UCC and in international institutes including RCSI, Wageningen University, Imperial College London as well as with various industry collaborators
Prof. Gahan's research includes areas of particular relevance to the emerging pharmaceutical biotech sector including engineered vaccine candidates, engineering delivery vectors for metabolic health and understanding the role of the gut microbiome in infectious disease, cancer and drug metabolism. He has published 155 papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, with highly cited publications in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Hepatology, Gut, Cell Host and Microbe and Microbiome, generating 13,908 citations and a personal h-index of 64.