Tony McElligott, a native of County Kerry, graduated with a BSc(Hons) in Biochemistry from University College Cork and subsequently obtained a PhD in Cancer Biology from the University of Ulster.
Since joining The John Durkan Leukaemia Laboratories in Trinity College and St James’s Hospital in 2002, he has built up a research programme investigating the cellular and molecular basis of haematological malignancies.
He has presented his work at national and international conferences, including the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology, and his research has been published in prestigious scientific journals, including Cancer Research and the British Journal of Cancer.
He has served on the Board of Trinity College Dublin and is the incoming Scientific Secretary of the Haematology Association of Ireland. He was appointed the Bone Marrow for Leukaemia Trust Assistant Professor in Molecular Haematology in April 2016.