Caitríona Lally is a Professor in Bioengineering within the Department of Mechanical, Manufacturing & Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Trinity Centre for Biomedical Engineering (TCBE) in Trinity College Dublin (TCD). She received her BEng (Mechanical Engineering) and MEng (Biomedical Engineering) degrees from University of Limerick and in 2004 she obtained a PhD from Trinity College Dublin in the area of arterial biomechanics and cardiovascular stenting. Immediately following her Ph.D., she took up a lecturing position in the School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering at Dublin City University, and was appointed senior lecturer in 2014. She returned to TCD in 2015 as a Professor in Bioengineering. Prof. Lally leads a multidisciplinary research group focused on soft tissue mechanics, vascular imaging, medical device design and tissue engineering.
Her goal is to gain critical insights into the role of mechanics in cardiovascular diseases, with particular focus on load induced remodelling and regeneration of arterial tissues at the material and cell level. She aims to develop novel diagnostic techniques for early detection of vascular degeneration and intravascular medical devices for the treatment of vascular disease. She leads collaborative industrial research with leading medical device companies including Boston Scientific, Cerenovus, Stryker and Fire1. She has also secured considerable research funding from national funding agencies including Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Research Council and was awarded an ERC Starting Grant in 2014.
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