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Name Lynch, Marina Annetta
College Address Physiology,
Physiology Building
Main Department Physiology
College Title Professor
College Tel +353 1 896 8531
Notes Current Address: Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience Lloyd Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2
Qualifications: BSc (NUI), PhD (TCD) 1981-1983 Pharmacology Department, King's College, London. 1983-1992 National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London 1990-1992 Pharmacology Department, RFH School of Medicine, London (Honorary Lecturer) 1992-now Department of Physiology, Trinity College, Dublin 2. (Lecturer) 1999 Associate Professor 2006 Director, Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience 2006 Personal Chair in Cellular Neuroscience
Professional Qualifications
Qualification Institution Class of Degree Title of Dissertation Date Conferred
BSc Physiology NUI, Galway     1974
MSc Pharmacology NUI, Galway     1976
Ph.D. Physiology Trinity College Dublin     1980
Awards and Honours
Award Date
2006: Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Conway Review Lecturer and Silver medal recipient
Elected to membership of the Royal Irish Academy May 2009
Research Institutes / Centres / Groups
Research Institutes / Centres / Groups Description of Role Date From Date To
Trinity Biomedical Sciences
Trinity Inst. of Neurosciences (TCIN) 15-JUL-06 15-JUL-06
Employment Details
Position Held Job Description Where Date From Date To
Lecturer and Professor   Physiology Department, Trinity College Dublin 1992 Present
Research Scientist   National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London 1988 1992
Post-doctoral Fellow   National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London 1983 1988
Post-doctoral Fellow   King's College, Strand, London 1981 1983
Honorary Lecturer   Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London 1990 1992
Description of Research Interests
RESEARCH INTERESTS 1. Analysis of the underlying cause(s) and consequences of age-related neuroinflammation in the brain, with a specific emphasis on assessing changes in microglial activation and the consequent inflammatory changes. 2. Assessment of the effect of neuroinflammation on synaptic function and modulation by anti-inflammatory strategies including neuroimmuneregulatory proteins, particularly CD200 ligand-receptor interaction. 3. Investigation of the different activation states of microglia in neuroinflammatory conditions including in the aged brain and in models of Alzheimer's disease. Assessment of the mechanisms by which activation states can be modulated. 4. Examination of the importance of polyunsaturated fatty acids in synaptic function, particularly in the aged brain. 5. Assessment of peripheral inflammatory changes as a means of identifying a biomarker which correlates with compromised cognitive function in prodromal Alzheimer's disease.
Research Interests
Age related diseases Aging/Gerontology Antiinflammatory Cytokines Brain
Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Murphy, N., Grehan, B., Lynch, M.A., Glial Uptake of Amyloid Beta Induces NLRP3 Inflammasome Formation via Cathepsin-Dependent Degradation of NLRP10, NeuroMolecular Medicine, 16, (1), 2014, p205-215
Aedín M. Minogue, Raasay S. Jones, Ronan J. Kelly, Claire L. McDonald, Thomas J. Connor and Marina A. Lynch., Age-associated dysregulation of microglial activation is coupled with enhanced BBB permeability and pathology in APP/PS1 mice, Neurobiology of Aging , 2014, p1-30
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Raasay S. Jones and Marina A. Lynch, How dependent is synaptic plasticity on microglial phenotype?, Neuropharmacology, 2014
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Derek A. Costello, and Marina A. Lynch., Toll-like receptor 3 activation modulates hippocampal network excitability, via glial production of interferon-β, Hippocampus, 23, (8), 2013, p696-707
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Lynch MA, The impact of neuroimmune changes on development of amyloid pathology; relevance to Alzheimer's disease., Immunology, 141, (3), 2013, p292-301
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Last updated 27 May 2009 Physiology (Email).