Past Pupil Dwayne wins the 2019 UCD Conway Festival gold medal

2019 UCD Conway Festival gold medal for PhD student Dwayne Byrne – Past Pupil of Avondale Community College

We are so proud of our past pupil and PhD student, Dwayne Byrne, from Avoca, who has won the 2019 UCD Conway Festival gold medal for his work to understand how motor neurons work and why they stop working in particular neurodegenerative disorders.
 
Dwayne is part of a research team based in UCD Conway Institute under the supervision of Conway Fellow, Assistant Professor Niamh O’Sullivan in UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science. He is currently working in the laboratory of Dr Craig Blackstone at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in Bethesda, Maryland, USA as part of a collaborative project.

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Winner of the 2019 UCD Conway Festival gold medal, Dwayne Byrne pictured with his doctoral supervisor, Assistant Professor Niamh O'Sullivan.  dwayne2