Assoc. Prof

Primary Department
School of Biotechnology
Academic Staff
Phone number:
01 700
Room Number

Academic biography

Phil Cummins received his BSc in Biotechnology (1991) and PhD in Biochemistry (1995) from DCU, after which he undertook a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship with the Fishberg Centre for Neurobiology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York (1996-1999). Upon returning to Ireland, his further career has involved a Lectureship with IT-Tallaght (1999-2000), a Senior Scientist role with the Vascular Health Research Centre at DCU (2000-2007), and a permanent lectureship with the School of Biotechnology at DCU (2007-date). He is currently an Associate Professor of Vascular Biology and has mentored 20 PhD  students and postdoctoral fellows.

Research interests

Vascular cell physiology, signaling, and endothelial dysfunction

The blood-brain and blood-retinal barriers

Models of astrocyte/endothelial interaction in the brain