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School of the Biological Sciences


Professor of Genetics, Department of Genetics

Cahir O'Kane studies the structure-function relationships of neuronal membrane compartments - both their basic biology, and their relevance to neurodegenerative disease. Of particular interest is axonal endoplasmic reticulum (ER), implicated in several forms of hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP). Learn more

Research Areas

Neurological disease
Neuronal cell biology
Membrane organisation
Endoplasmic reticulum


Drosophila genetics
Confocal microscopy
Live microscopy
Electron microscopy
Calcium imaging

Areas for Collaboration

Biophysics of cells and organelles



Research Themes